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School Profile

School Colors & Mascot

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

Overview

  • Public high school for high-ability students (756 in FY21).
  • Pupil/teacher ratio is 13:1.
  • Regional school serving 12 school districts and families in the Richmond, Virginia region.
  • Ranked #8 of 19,314 schools in the Best Public High Schools in America for 2020 by Niche.com.
  • 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 offered and students must study at least two.
  • Twenty-one Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered (approximately 1,185 assessments administered in 2019).
  • In 2019-2020, 1,039 enrollments in 18 dual enrollment classes earned students 2,700 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 participate in at least one sport each year: 28 Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are fielded.
  • The 2019-20 season marked the end of the switch from 3 divisions to 6 in VHSL with Maggie Walker taking home a state trophy (1st or 2nd) in all 20 seasons in track and field.
  • One state championship earned in the school year 2019-2020 – Girls Cross Country with one runner taking 3 State titles during fall and winter. Spring sports were canceled due to COVID. 
  • One senior earned both the 2020 Lexus of Richmond Leadership Scholarship Award and the 2020 RTD Female Athlete of the Year.
  • 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, We the People teams routinely compete at the state, national, and international level.

The Class of 2020 with 184 Students

  • 3 Presidential Scholar Candidates
  • 1 Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist
  • 47 National Merit Commendations
  • 11 National Merit Finalists
  • 2 National Merit Scholars
  • The average GPA was 4.30 (a new record)!
  • The average SAT score was 1,411. The average ACT score was 31
  • Performed over 33,000 hours of community service
  • Scholarship Offers of $11,720,210 (as of June 15th and growing. Offers were underreported due to COVID and students not in attendance) 

College enrollment includes but 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