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School Profile

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  • Kelly Green and White/the Green Dragon 

2023-2024 School Profile Brochure


  • Public high school for high-ability students (784 in AY24).
  • Pupil/teacher ratio is 15:1.
  • Regional school serving 14 school districts and families in the Richmond, Virginia region.
  • Ranked #8 of over 19,000 schools in the Best Public High Schools in America for 2023 by
  • Ranked #59 by Newsweek of the Top 500 STEM Schools for 2020.
  • Highly competitive admissions.
  • Exemplary community involvement in PTSA, Foundation, School Advisory Council, and Booster Groups.

Academic Program

  • A rigorous academic program prepares students for admission to first-choice colleges and universities.
  • Ten international languages are offered, and students must study at least two.
  • Twenty-four Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered 1,355 assessments were administered in 2022-2023 to 487 students with 93.84% achieving scores of 3 or higher.
  • In 2022-2023426 enrollmentsin 7 dual enrollment classes earned students 1,278 hours of college credit from Virginia Commonwealth University staff members.
  • Each senior completes a Mentorship/Seminar as a capstone course that adds relevance to their learning.
  • Community service is valued, and 140 hours (minimum) are required for graduation.
  • 100% SOL pass rate in every area.

Athletics, Fine Arts, and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Students may participate in at least one sport each season: 28 Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are fielded.
  • The 2022-23 athletic season saw three state championships and five regional championships.  One boy’s volleyball player was named “Player of the Year by the VHSL,” and his coach named “Coach of the Year.” Three swimmers were named to the All-Metro team. The school was named to the VHSL Sportsmanship Honor Roll.
  • Six seniors signed national ‘Letters of Intent’ for the NCAA.
  • MLWGS ‘We the People‘ team was the National Champion in 2023.
  • Fine Arts classes include orchestra, jazz band, chorus, visual arts, drama, film study, and photography and routinely win ‘Scholastic Awards’.
  • Battle of the Brains, Chess, Debate, Forensics, Future Problem Solvers, Life Smarts, Model UN/Congress, Robotics teams routinely compete at the state, national, and international level.

The Class of 2023 

  • The Class of 2023 had ​179 Graduates (some of the totals below are updated from the May report)
  •  As a class, they have performed a total of ​40,432.75 community service hours. This is an average of approximately ​226 hours per student.
  • Carson Wang (Henrico) reported 773 hours of community service.
  • As a class, they earned $13.3 million in scholarship offers as of May 16th, and that number continues to grow.
  • The average GPA was ​4.3. 
  • The average SAT score was ​1410 and ACT is ​31 (official numbers in the fall).
  • They are going to ​63 different colleges, ​107 are staying in-state, ​66 are going out-of-state, ​and four are attending college outside the United States.  ​One student is planning to take a gap year.  Bethany Robinson (Prince George) has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
  • Fourteen were National Merit Finalists and ​45 more received Commendations in the National Merit Program. Four were offered National Merit ScholarshipsOne was awarded a corporate-sponsored scholarship through National Merit.
  • Four were Presidential Scholar candidates.
  • In total, the Class of 2023 was recognized with ​371 honors, awards, and scholarships!
  • Sample college enrollment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
American University
Boston College
Boston University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
Columbia University
Dickinson College
Duke University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Hampton University
Harvard University
Howard University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University, Maryland
Miami University, Oxford
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Old Dominion University
Princeton University
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
 St. Olaf College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Temple University
The College of William and Mary
The George Washington University
The University of Pennsylvania
The University of North Carolina
University of California, Berkeley
United States Naval Academy
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland College Park
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania 
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington and Lee University
Wellesley College
Yale University