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9-12
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Arlington, VA
Students enrolled: 2,155
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1301 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 228-6200
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April 13, 2014
This school has lots of honors opportunities for students. Specifically the school offers both AP and IB classes, which is very unusual.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
I graduated from Washington-Lee last year and I have to say I had a very good experience. The IB program challenged me like no other and really prepared me for college. I feel like my writing, analyzation, and communication skills surpass many of my peers at my University. The teachers I had were very good. The students really cared about their education and there was a great sense of communal academic strive. The school is super diverse but many friend groups tend to segregate themselves based on race and social status which is common in every high school. There are many diverse friend groups though. There wasn't a day where I didn't hear a foreign language being spoken in the hallway. My main complaint is that the administration cares much more about the schools reputation and will sweep the concerns of students under the rug to save it's reputation. And also the counseling department is less than impressive. Other than that I enjoyed my four years there and am so glad I chose to go WL.

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2013
I love this school! It is great and has magnificent teaching. I would suggest parents to send their children here.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2012
I love this school. I went to school in colorado my fresh and soph year and there was nothing good about that school. I thought high school was just supposed to suck. This school is the complete opposite. I love my classes, I love the teachers, the kids are also great around here. I have nothing negative to say.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2011
I am a senior at Washington-Lee and I first moved to Arlington before the start of my freshman year. I moved from a town where the entire student body was Catholic and white. W-L is the opposite. I enjoyed going to school with such a diverse student body. One time I was part of a presentation on diversity in English class, and ironically every one of the five people in my group was of a different ethnicity. In addition to the diversity, the faculty is so dedicated to the students and making their experience as enjoyable and successful as possible, teachers included. The classes at W-L are as rigorous as you want them to be, depending upon if you choose to take AP or IB classes and how many. I truly treasure my experience at W-L and I am proud to say I will be W-L alumni in only three months!

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2010
washington lee is one of the most amazing schools you can ever go to! the students, teachers, and classes are beyond amazing, and now i regret ever moving away. the kids are top notch, and are excited about being involved, and the positive peer pressure can reallly help students

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January 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2009
We moved to Arlington in 2004 primarly due to the excellent schools. W-L has not disappointed us. I have 2 students currently attending and it has been a terrific experience. Teachers have been excellent overall and the school is wonderful now that the new building is finished. We have not been disappointed. W_L is a terrrific school.

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June 02, 2009
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September 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 14, 2008
I love this school! My child is a freshman. They made it very easy to transition from middle school to high school. Most of the teachers are top notch, and the principal really makes the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2008
I have two children at W-L and I am very impressed by the faculty, the available curricula, and the exceptionally good management of issues related to racial, ethnic and gender diversity. All of the Arlington high schools are first rate due to solid school board leadership and community support, but having Principal Gregg Robertson puts W-L a cut above.

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January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
We moved here from Georgia; W&L officials made disparaging comments about the schools we came from, even though they were highly rated. They failed to tell us some of our options, told us we were not eligible for some things that we were, and made it extremely difficult to mesh my childrens' previous classes in with W&L's. I had to go all the way to the school board to get my children into the classes they were eligible for. The quality of the school is good, but I found the officials to be arrogant and unhelpful.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2007
washington-lee high school, is the best school ever. its formed by many great teachers who care for every and each of one of us. they care for our future. its also formed by alot of students who are interested in studying and learning to achive their future in a great carrier. there for i recommend each and every student living in the washington-lee area, to follow their dreams by assisting to the best school ever, Washington-Lee High School, home of the Generals.

- submitted by a student
December 25, 2007
this is an all around great school and really don't see many flaw now with the new school they're getting.

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December 22, 2007
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March 16, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 19, 2005
So many opportunities for students of all abilities and interests. W-L has something for everyone. A rare find that the school offers a full complement of both IB and AP courses. Well supported by the community.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
W-L is an incredibly diverse school. The school population offers our children real world diversity experience and the education is superb. Students can choose standard, advanced placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. The school offers a variety of experiences through multiple levels of education as well as extra curricular activities. The administration and teachers are well rounded and the school is actively supported by its parent community. It is a hidden treasure in Arlington and has provided our community with outstanding young citizens.

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April 21, 2004
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- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
This high school is a secret treasure, offering valuable diversity and academically more rigorous than its 'higher profile' sisters of Yorktown and H-B Woodlawn program

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2003
This school is great; my child goes there and is receiving excellent education while making good friends.

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Washington Lee High School
1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA  22201
(703) 228-6200
Last modified Washington Lee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington Lee High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top