Sylvia and Marcus are looking for the Top Fairfax County Elementary Schools
Sylvia and Marcus are moving to Fairfax County this Summer. They have already made a couple of trips this Spring to get themselves familiar with the area, and to figure out which schools are the right ones for their kids.
Emily and Sasha are looking for the Top Fairfax County Elementary Schools
Sylvia and Marcus’s have two kids: Emily and Sasha (rising 6th and 7th graders, respectively).
Emily and Sasha need great Elementary and Middle Schools
As part of their new home purchase, Sylvia and Marcus are looking to find highly-ranked Fairfax County Elementary Schools, as well as great Middle Schools for each of their kids.
And, since they’re planning on staying in Fairfax County for several years, they want to make sure that the High School is also very strong academically.
But how to identify schools with strong academics?
One way to identify schools with high academic scores is to use the Standards of Learning (SOL) passing rates.
The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are standardized tests applied at all the public schools in Virginia. These tests are useful to see how well a school scored above the district’s average; it’s one of the ways you can use to compare one school vs. another.
To help Sylvia and Marcus with comparing schools with good academics, we compiled for them a table of the average SOL pass rates of all the schools in Fairfax County. Continue Reading…