Marshall High School of Greater Falls Church was the top-ranked among 31 Fairfax County general public high schools in the U.S. News and World Report’s exhaustive survey of the nation’s 22,000 such schools.
It was ranked 55th in the U.S., tops in the Northern Virginia region behind the Thomas Jefferson High magnet school, ranked second, and the City of Falls Church’s George Mason High School, ranked 19th (reported last week). According to the magazine’s survey report, Marshall students “have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate coursework and exams. The IB participation rate is 99 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 43 percent.” Marshall was ranked third in Virginia behind Jefferson and Mason, and followed by McLean (No. 85 nationally), Robinson (88), Langley (98), Woodson (122), Madison (129), Oakton (165), Stone Bridge (178), Lake Braddock (193), West Springfield (207) and Fairfax (249). The top 13 high schools in Virginia are all from Northern Virginia.