YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

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5200 YORKTOWN BLVD
ARLINGTON, VA 22207
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Phone: 703-228-5400
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Arlington Co Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 625
  • Number Students: 2500
  • Number Teachers: 200
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8522
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Raymond Pasi
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (3131 ratings)
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    School Reviews (83 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-12-01
    "It is a good school academically but there is too much pressure."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-12-01
    "It was a pretty good school, the teachers were always willing to help you achieve your goal"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-11-01
    "Yorktown is a great high school if you have a positive attitude. Personally, I think most of the people here are judgmental. It's hard making friends here if you're a transfer student. It's even harder when you're a minority. Most friend groups are very tight since they've known each other since elementary. I would highly suggest to just be yourself and don't try to change your personality for anyone. Get involved in sports you are interested and join clubs! These are great ways to make friends. This school is dominantly white. The white kids run most of the clubs and all elections. The few minorities that are here tend to stick together. Yorktown is the least diverse compared to the other high schools in Arlington for sure. Pretty new building with a new tennis courts. Parking is a pain for students since almost all juniors and seniors have cars. Early bird gets the worm type of thing for parking. Staff is overall friendly. A lot of conservatives. What definitely makes this school unique is the team spirit. Hype Squad is what runs most crowds at football games. Though, mostly only the whites are spirited, the minorities don't participate as much. Cafeteria food is a hit and miss. S/O to Moe at the food truck though. I think I would go to this school again though. Just have to be yourself and participate in clubs and sports and know how to balance school and social life."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-11-01
    "I enjoy going to Yorktown High School (YHS) because of the theatre department. Out theatre teacher is amazing and teaches us in a nonjudgmental, ensemble based setting. I have made very close friends in this department and I look forward to going to theatre every day. The theatre experience at YHS is very different from any other school. It isn't about who it the most talented, which is something I really enjoy. Other aspects of the school are less great. Yorktown puts an insane amount of pressure on their students, which creates an atmosphere of too much stress. While I do well, I know other people who try their best but struggle greatly."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-09-01
    "Staff and faculty are great, but the students can be awful."
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