Arlington

Wealthiest and highly educated community

Arlington is considered to be the second-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area. Arlington County is located in northeast Virginia and is surrounded by Fairfax County and the Falls Church to the southwest, the City of Alexandria to the southeast, and Washington, D.C. to the northeast directly across the Potomac River, which forms the county's northern border. Other landforms also form county borders, particularly Minor's Hill and Upton's Hill on the west. A number of the county's residential neighborhoods and larger garden-style apartment complexes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and/or designated under the County government's zoning ordinance as local historic preservation districts. Many of Arlington County's neighborhoods participate in the Arlington County government's Neighborhood Conservation Program (NCP).

Each of these neighborhoods has a Neighborhood Conservation Plan that describes the neighborhood's characteristics, history and recommendations for capital improvement projects that the County government funds through the NCP. Arlington ranks fourth in the nation, immediately after Washington, D.C. itself, for park access and quality in the 2018 ParkScore ranking of the top 100 park systems across the United States, according to the ranking methodologies of the nonpartisan Trust for Public Land. Arlington has consistently had the lowest unemployment rate of any jurisdiction in Virginia. In October 2008, BusinessWeek ranked Arlington as the safest city in which to weather a recession, with a 49.4% share of jobs in "strong industries". In 2010, there were 0.9 percent of the homes in foreclosure. This was the lowest rate in the DC area.

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Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the U.S., and by reason of state law regarding population density, it has no incorporated towns within its borders. It is the 5th highest-income county in the U.S. by median family income. Due to the county's proximity to downtown Washington, D.C., Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery. In academia, the county contains George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, the administrative offices buildings and graduate programs for the Schar School of Policy and Government and School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as well as satellite campuses of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. It will soon house the co-headquarters of Amazon.com, Inc.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Long Branch Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Arlington Science Focus School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Francis Scott Key Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Oakridge Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Barrett Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Randolph Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Carlin Springs Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
3 Henry Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Hoffman-Boston Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Campbell Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Ashlawn Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Arlington Traditional Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Mckinley Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Abingdon Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Drew Model Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Claremont Immersion Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Glebe Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Taylor Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Jamestown Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Barcroft Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Nottingham Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Discovery Elementary Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Jefferson Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Kenmore Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Swanson Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Gunston Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Hb Woodlawn Secondary Prgm. 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Williamsburg Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A New Directions Alternative H.s. Program 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
2 Washington Lee High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Arlington Career Center 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Arlington Community High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Wakefield High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Yorktown High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Langston High Continuation Program 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St Charles School Preschool - Preschool Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Thomas More Cathedral School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Ann Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Agnes School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Arlington Montessori House Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Our Savior Lutheran School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Full Circle Montessori School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Fairfax Academy Of Early Learning Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Chesterbrook Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Children's House Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Rivendell School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.