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School Profile

School Colors & Mascot

  • Kelly Green and White/the Green Dragon Green Dragon Logo

2021-2022 School Profile Brochure


  • Public high school for high-ability students (762 in AY23).
  • Pupil/teacher ratio is 13:1.
  • Regional school serving 14 school districts and families in the Richmond, Virginia region.
  • Ranked #4 of over 19,000 schools in the Best Public High Schools in America for 2022 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 1,231 assessments administered in 2021-2022 to 471 students with 97.03% achieving scores of 3 or higher.
  • In 2021-2022, 415 enrollments in 7 dual enrollment classes earned students 2,093 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 2021-22 athletic season saw five state championships in girls cross-country, swim and tennis, and boys swim and tennis. Our teams also achieved four state runner-up titles with boys volleyball, cross-country, and track, plus girls track.  Multiple season sport teams won titles at the Regional level.  One senior was an individual winner at the wrestling championships.  A Maggie Walker team took second place at the VHSL Annual Film Festival. 
  • MLWGS ‘We the People‘ team was in the top ten teams at the 2022 National Championship.
  • 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 2022 with 181 Graduates

  • As a class, they have performed a total of 29,677.75 community service hours. This is an average of approximately 164 hours per student.
  • One student, (Henrico), reported 562.5 hours of community service.
  • As a class, they earned a minimum of $15,284,770 ($15.3 million) in scholarship offers as of June 2nd, and that number continues to grow.
  • The average Grade Point Average was 4.266 (preliminary numbers).
  • The average SAT score was 1401 and ACT is 35 (preliminary numbers).
  • They are going to 63 different colleges, 115 are staying in-state, 59 are going out of state, 3 are attending college outside the United States, and Anna Pulaski will study in Moldova for one year on a NSLI-Y Scholarship. 3 students are planning to take a gap year.
  • 15 were National Merit Finalists and 47 more received Commendations in the National Merit Program. 3 were offered National Merit Scholarships.
  • 2 were Presidential Scholar candidates.
  • In total, the Class of 2022 was recognized with 407 different 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