Annandale High

Summary:

Annandale High is a public high school in Annandale, Virginia, serving 2,182 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools district, which is ranked 41 out of 131 school districts in Virginia and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Annandale High stands out for its high racial diversity, with a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (53.53%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 13.28% to 61.38% Hispanic students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by SOL (Standards of Learning) test scores, is generally lower than the Fairfax County and Virginia state averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, Annandale High's 10th-grade Geometry proficiency rate was 11.43%, compared to 43.66% for Fairfax County and 35.3% for Virginia. Additionally, Annandale High has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (63.47%), indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families compared to nearby schools.

Annandale High's academic challenges are reflected in its statewide ranking, which has consistently placed it in the bottom quarter of Virginia high schools, with a ranking of 242 out of 326 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. This is in contrast to nearby schools like Woodson High and West Springfield High, which have higher SOL test scores and better statewide rankings. The school's racial disparities in academic performance, with African American and Hispanic students performing significantly lower than their White and Asian peers, suggest that Annandale High may face unique challenges that require targeted interventions and additional support for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4700 Medford Dr
       Annandale, VA  22003


(703) 642-4100

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
242nd of 326 Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,157 Help


Feeder schools for Annandale High:

Elementary:    Annandale Terrace Elementary
    Braddock Elementary
    Columbia Elementary
    North Springfield Elementary
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Middle:    Holmes Middle
    Poe Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  2,182

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.5%
Asian:
17.3%
African American:
13.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Annandale High ranks worse than 74.2% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranks 19th among 27 ranked high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Annandale High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (53.5%), Asian (17.3%), African American (13.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Annandale High is 15.2, which is the 6th best among 27 high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Annandale High is $11,157, which is the 7th highest among 27 high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Annandale High:

SchoolDigger ranks Annandale High 242nd of 326 Virginia public high schools. (See Annandale High in the ranking list.)

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Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 41st of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Annandale High

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Rank History for all students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 36.35 243rd 308 21.1%
2006 24.96 285th 314 9.2%
2007 33.55 254th 313 18.8%
2008 40.60 215th 316 32.0%
2009 44.50 185th 313 40.9%
2010 48.73 175th 317 44.8%
2011 63.73 78th 320 75.6%
2012 63.89 72nd 321 77.6%
2013 56.92 104th 321 67.6%
2014 48.05 162nd 322 49.7%
2015 35.10 235th 322 27.0%
2016 34.27 242nd 321 24.6%
2017 43.09 200th 324 38.3%
2018 36.22 239th 326 26.7%
2019 33.97 257th 327 21.4%
2021 30.01 248th 327 24.2%
2022 35.17 238th 325 26.8%
2023 38.39 242nd 326 25.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.27 9th 193 95.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.12 39th 97 59.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.09 237th 320 25.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.35 108th 249 56.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 36.88 237th 321 26.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.22 87th 120 27.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.15 73rd 240 69.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.51 167th 232 28.0%
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Rank History for White students at Annandale High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.50 102nd 315 67.6%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a student
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Open Quote Annandale may be slightly run-down in comparison to other schools in the county, but it offers a diverse and open-minded atmosphere that no other school can boast. Academics are what you make of them: there are students at Annandale who do not care if they pass their classes or not, but there are also students who have earned straight-As taking the most rigorous course load in the world. One can find good and bad teachers at any school, but there great ones far outnumber their opposites. I had the option of attending Woodson High School (complete with automatic toilets and loads of money), but I would not trade the Annandale experience for the world. It has opened my mind to the world and introduced me to people, religions, cultures, and philosophies that I may have never encountered otherwise. Furthermore, this lack of a majority race or system of beliefs levels the playing field: there are few bullies at Annandale. It wasn't until my senior year that I even heard about bullying at AHS, and as soon as it happened, students from all different groups organized an anti-bullying spirit week. There are certainly groups of friends, as there are anywhere, but anyone can talk to anyone else without fear of alienation. People at Annandale work for what they want, and many work to help provide for their families. That sense of responsibility unites us through our diversity and makes Annandale a uniquely special place to learn and grow. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Annandale High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2123 2123
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2007 2007
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1973 1973
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1982 1982
1993 1059 221 525 271 6 n/a n/a 0 2082
1994 1007 232 528 274 2 n/a n/a 0 2043
1995 905 231 479 322 2 n/a n/a 0 1939
1996 905 231 479 322 2 n/a n/a 0 1939
1997 911 286 474 333 6 n/a n/a 0 2010
1998 911 302 495 342 4 n/a n/a 0 2054
1999 965 335 507 355 5 n/a n/a 0 2167
2000 948 360 532 378 6 n/a n/a -4 2220
2001 941 369 567 425 6 n/a n/a 0 2308
2002 930 369 539 549 7 n/a n/a 28 2422
2003 930 369 539 549 7 n/a n/a 28 2422
2004 943 395 547 648 9 n/a n/a 33 2575
2005 880 393 540 670 10 n/a n/a 44 2537
2006 799 387 524 661 6 n/a n/a 48 2425
2007 763 403 520 670 8 n/a n/a 62 2426
2008 767 362 540 689 8 n/a n/a 77 2443
2009 742 414 572 801 7 n/a n/a 87 2623
2010 773 408 603 832 9 n/a n/a 94 2719
2011 687 415 636 859 10 5 50 0 2662
2012 597 411 615 850 7 2 52 0 2534
2013 555 436 559 839 6 1 64 0 2460
2014 468 417 497 862 2 1 65 0 2312
2015 420 391 441 904 2 1 60 0 2219
2016 379 379 441 964 3 3 50 0 2219
2017 348 337 432 987 3 3 50 0 2160
2018 343 343 459 988 2 2 50 0 2187
2019 336 367 470 1025 4 0 38 0 2240
2020 311 353 432 1081 4 0 37 0 2218
2021 306 359 421 1109 5 0 33 0 2233
2022 295 340 401 1169 6 1 40 0 2252
2023 286 303 377 1168 4 1 43 0 2182

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Annandale High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 2123 122.2 17.3 n/a
1990 2007 114.7 17.4 n/a
1991 1973 129.6 15.2 n/a
1992 1982 132.0 15.0 n/a
1993 2082 147.1 14.2 n/a
1994 2043 173.7 n/a 24
1995 1939 n/a 0.0 21.9
1996 1939 n/a 0.0 21.9
1997 2010 n/a 0.0 22.3
1998 2054 n/a 0.0 25.2
1999 2167 136.0 15.9 33.2
2000 2220 n/a 0.0 32.8
2001 2308 171.2 13.5 31.2
2002 2422 188.3 12.9 33.2
2003 2422 188.3 12.9 33.2
2004 2575 183.7 14.0 34
2005 2537 178.0 14.3 36.5
2006 2425 174.0 13.9 37.7
2007 2426 170.0 14.3 37.5
2008 2443 120.0 20.4 38
2009 2623 121.2 21.6 41.2
2010 2719 112.8 24.1 46.7
2011 2662 145.8 18.2 44.6
2012 2534 181.9 13.9 46.4
2013 2460 179.8 13.6 43.9
2014 2312 163.3 14.1 48.8
2015 2219 166.0 13.3 51.8
2016 2219 166.0 13.3 50.1
2017 2160 161.2 13.3 52
2018 2187 155.1 14.0 55
2019 2240 157.3 14.2 58
2020 2218 171.8 12.9 59.7
2021 2233 171.1 13.0 n/a
2022 2252 176.5 12.7 58.8
2023 2182 143.2 15.2 63.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Annandale High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 2123 122.2 17.3 n/a
1990 2007 114.7 17.4 n/a
1991 1973 129.6 15.2 n/a
1992 1982 132.0 15.0 n/a
1993 2082 147.1 14.2 n/a
1994 2043 173.7 n/a 24
1995 1939 n/a 0.0 21.9
1996 1939 n/a 0.0 21.9
1997 2010 n/a 0.0 22.3
1998 2054 n/a 0.0 25.2
1999 2167 136.0 15.9 33.2
2000 2220 n/a 0.0 32.8
2001 2308 171.2 13.5 31.2
2002 2422 188.3 12.9 33.2
2003 2422 188.3 12.9 33.2
2004 2575 183.7 14.0 34
2005 2537 178.0 14.3 36.5
2006 2425 174.0 13.9 37.7
2007 2426 170.0 14.3 37.5
2008 2443 120.0 20.4 38
2009 2623 121.2 21.6 41.2
2010 2719 112.8 24.1 46.7
2011 2662 145.8 18.2 44.6
2012 2534 181.9 13.9 46.4
2013 2460 179.8 13.6 43.9
2014 2312 163.3 14.1 48.8
2015 2219 166.0 13.3 51.8
2016 2219 166.0 13.3 50.1
2017 2160 161.2 13.3 52
2018 2187 155.1 14.0 55
2019 2240 157.3 14.2 58
2020 2218 171.8 12.9 59.7
2021 2233 171.1 13.0 n/a
2022 2252 176.5 12.7 58.8
2023 2182 143.2 15.2 63.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Annandale High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $190 (1.9%) $10,068 (98.2%) $10,257
2020 $128 (1.2%) $10,726 (98.8%) $10,855
2021 $159 (1.4%) $10,998 (98.6%) $11,157

Data source: Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Annandale High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 257th of 327 High schoolsRanks 242nd of 326 High schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Writing (Annandale High)7955
 24%
   End of Course Writing (Fairfax County Public Schools)8378
 5%
   End of Course Writing (Virginia)8174
 7%
End of Course Geometry (Annandale High)7084
 14%
   End of Course Geometry (Fairfax County Public Schools)8690
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8380
 3%
End of Course Algebra I (Annandale High)8078
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Fairfax County Public Schools)8986
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%
End of Course Algebra II (Annandale High)8493
 9%
   End of Course Algebra II (Fairfax County Public Schools)9091
 1%
   End of Course Algebra II (Virginia)9186
 5%
End of Course Chemistry (Annandale High)7954
 25%
   End of Course Chemistry (Fairfax County Public Schools)8959
 30%
   End of Course Chemistry (Virginia)8864
 24%
End of Course Biology (Annandale High)7758
 19%
   End of Course Biology (Fairfax County Public Schools)8678
 8%
   End of Course Biology (Virginia)8370
 13%
End of Course Earth Science (Annandale High)4352
 9%
   End of Course Earth Science (Fairfax County Public Schools)5735
 22%
   End of Course Earth Science (Virginia)8172
 9%
End of Course English Reading (Annandale High)7574
 1%
   End of Course English Reading (Fairfax County Public Schools)8687
 1%
   End of Course English Reading (Virginia)8685
 1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students22402182
 2.6%
African American367303
 17.4%
American Indian44
Asian470377
 19.8%
Hispanic10251168
 14%
Pacific Islander01
White336286
 14.9%
Two or More Races3843
 13.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58%63.5%
 5.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Annandale High

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,182 students attended Annandale High.

Students at Annandale High are 54% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 14% African American, 13% White, 2% Two or more races.

Annandale High ranks 242nd of 326 Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Annandale High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Annandale Terrace Elementary
Elementary : Braddock Elementary
Elementary : Columbia Elementary
Elementary : North Springfield Elementary
Elementary : Weyanoke Elementary
Middle : Holmes Middle
Middle : Poe Middle


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