The quality of public schools in Loudoun County is in part responsible for the higher than average property values and home demand we enjoy here. Many schools here boast awards and recognitions in arts, athletics, science, math and more!
School Rankings & Ratings
When looking for independent feedback on schools there are several good sources to check out. One of the most popular is greatschools.org.
Recent 2017 rankings from Niche placed 40 Loudoun schools in the top 100 for High Schools, Middle Schools and Elementary schools.
Twelve of the county’s 15 high schools made the list of 100 best high schools in Virginia. They include (with state ranking): Stone Bridge High School (5th), Dominion High School (16th), Loudoun Valley High School (19th), Briar Woods High School (20th), Loudoun County High School (23rd), Broad Run High School (27th), Freedom High School (37th), Woodgrove High School (40th), Tuscarora High School (43rd), John Champe High School (50th), Heritage High School (54th), and Potomac Falls High School (56th).
All but three of the county’s middle schools made the list. They are (with state ranking): Farmwell Station Middle School (10th), J. Michael Lunsford Middle School (11th), Belmont Ridge Middle School (16th), Harper Park Middle School (19th), Eagle Ridge Middle School (22nd), Blue Ridge Middle School (24th), Mercer Middle School (30th), Stone Hill Middle School (33rd), River Bend Middle School (40th), Harmony Middle School (46th), Seneca Ridge Middle School (52nd), J.L. Simpson Middle School (54th), and Smart’s Mill Middle School (84th).
Fifteen of the county’s 55 elementary schools made the list. They are (with state ranking):
Lee Carter Elementary School (55th), Sanders Corner Elementary School (62nd), Round Hill Elementary School (63rd), Arcola Elementary School (69th), Sycolin Creek Elementary School (71st), Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School (73rd), Meadowland Elementary School (78th), Mill Run Elementary School (79th), Belmont Station Elementary School (82nd), Legacy Elementary School (87th), Newton-Lee Elementary School (88th), Little River Elementary School (92nd), Evergreen Mill Elementary School (95th), Lowe’s Island Elementary School (98th), and Liberty Elementary School (99th).
Public Charter & Technology Schools
In addition to the neighborhood zoned schools, there are also a handful of Charter and Technology schools. Opened in 2016, the Middleburg Community Charter School program incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematical concepts through hands-on, project based projects that connect to literacy lessons.
In Leesburg the C.S.Monroe Technology Center serves as Loudoun’s Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy providing hands on training programs for a number of skilled professions.
The Academies of Loudoun is currently under construction and set to open in the Fall of 2018 to serve as the full time science, technology, engineering and innovation focused magnet High School.
Since Loudoun is a growing county, we do see nearly annual school boundary changes, particularly in Eastern areas of the county like Ashburn, Leesburg, Brambleton, Aldie and South Riding. It is always a good idea to verify school zoning directly with LCPS.