APS News Release

APS Earns A+ in New 2023 Best Schools Report

APS Ranks #1 Best Place to Teach; APS Teachers Among Best in Virginia 

Arlington Public Schools were ranked #1 Best Place to Teach and #2 Best School Division in Virginia in the 2023 Best Schools and Districts Rankings by Niche, a company specializing in K-12 school data and rankings. Niche also ranked APS #9 out of the Commonwealth’s 132 school divisions for Districts with the Best Teachers in Virginia.

“I am proud of our staff, students and community for making APS one of Virginia’s best school systems, according to Niche’s ranking,” said APS Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán. “We are fortunate to have excellent teachers and staff who are devoted to serving the diverse needs of our students. I am not surprised to see our incredible teachers ranked among the best in the Commonwealth. Every accolade that we earn is the result of their talent and dedication to student success.”

Niche gives schools and school divisions a grade overall and on academics, diversity, teachers, and health and safety, among other categories.

APS earned an “A+” overall, and an A in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college preparation, health and safety, sports and resources and facilities. Many APS schools also earned top rankings and excellent grades for quality. View the full report card.

Niche combines ratings from students, alumni and parents with quantitative data from the U.S. Department of Education and other sources to calculate its rankings of each school.

Nationwide, the company ranks 100,000 schools and districts to develop its lists and rankings. Read more about the methodology here. To view the full report card, visit the Niche website.