Prince William County Public Schools: Leading Kids Down the Road to Success
A couple of years ago on the blog, I did a feature on how incredible Prince William County Schools are. As the years pass, home prices rise, traffic may get a little worse, but I’m proud to say there is one thing that stays the same — the quality of our schools. Prince William County continues to boast some of the best schools in the state! It’s still clear why residents are so proud of their schools and why so many work hard to move to the area.
Prince William County Schools stand out around the state with their high level of accredited schools. Out of 88 schools in the county, 79 of them are fully accredited. This is an outstanding number! And of the nine that are not accredited, one is conditionally accredited, and seven are partially accredited.
For a school to be fully accredited, students must “achieve adjusted pass rates of at least 75 percent on state assessments in English and adjusted pass rates of at least 70 percent on tests in mathematics, science, and history/social science for a school. And high schools must achieve a Graduation and Completion Index (GCI) of at least 85 points.” Our teachers and students in PWC are working hard and succeeding!
Our Schools Exude Excellence
In March, Prince William County Schools announced that 47 schools earned the title of “School of Excellence.” This is up from 34 last year — again, incredible work! There were 33 elementary, three combined, five middle and six high schools recognized. The School of Excellence award is the highest recognition given by the PWC School Board. These schools must be fully accredited by the state, show improvement in closing achievement gaps and possess an overall score of 90 on the PWCS measures. Check out the full list of awarded schools.
What U.S. News Has to Say
I love it when “U.S. News and World Report” releases its ranking of Virginia high schools, because I always know I’m going to recognize quite a few! Prince William County has historically had a number of schools listed in the top 25 in the state. For 2017, Patriot High School in Nokesville was ranked number 15th in the state. Osbourn Park High School in Manassas was ranked 19th and Battlefield High School in Haymarket was 25th. All three schools have graduation rates of above 95 percent and offer opportunities for Advanced Placement classes, with high participation rates.
It’s easy to see that if you’re searching for good schools, Prince William County is a great place to land. Want to join us in PWC? Contact me to start your real estate search, or start with the search bar at the top of the page. Together, we can get you into the home of your dreams and your children on the road to success with PWCPS.
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.