Maggie Walker Governor's School
Developing the Talent of Tomorrow
Virginia’s K-12 system prepares students from a young age for success in a modern economy. The Commonwealth’s leaders have made access to STEM education a priority for students.
- In 2018, Virginia was the 11th-ranked state in the country for percentage of 11th and 12th graders who were enrolled in an AP course.
- The Commonwealth was the first state in the nation to adopt CS standards across the K-12 continuum, having integrated these disciplines into Standards of Learning (SOLs) in 2016.
- The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best High Schools" ranks 278 out of 323 Virginia high schools among the top 75% of nationally ranked high schools. Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is ranked as the 4th "Best High School" in the nation, 2019.
- Wallet Hub ranks Virginia as one of the best school systems (No. 4) in their 2020 States with the Best & Worst School Systems ranking.
- In 2018, more than 65% of high school graduates continue to a two-or four-year degree program or other continuing education plan.