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Prince William Schools Review 2021


Prince William County Public Schools is a Virginian school division with its headquarters in the Kelly Leadership Center in unincorporated Prince William County, Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population of the county was 402,002.

High schools

  1. Battlefield High School located at Haymarket, Virginia
  2. Brentsville District High School located at Nokesville, Virginia
  3. Colgan High School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after State Senator Charles J. Colgan
  4. Forest Park High School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  5. Freedom High School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  6. Gainesville High School located in Gainesville, Virginia
  7. Gar-Field High School located at Woodbridge, Virginia
  8. Hylton High School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after real estate developer Cecil D. Hylton
  9. Osbourn Park High School located at Manassas, Virginia
  10. Patriot High School located at Nokesville, Virginia
  11. Potomac High School located at Dumfries, Virginia
  12. Unity Reed High School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after Arthur Reed
  13. Woodbridge High School located in Woodbridge, Virginia

Middle schools

  1. Louise A. Benton Middle School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after teacher and public servant Louise A. Benton
  2. Stuart M. Beville Middle School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after former Superintendent of Prince William County Public School Stuart McGuire Beville[19]
  3. Bull Run Middle School located in Gainesville, Virginia
  4. Fred M. Lynn Middle School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after former school board member Fred M. Lynn
  5. Gainesville Middle School located in Gainesville, Virginia
  6. Graham Park Middle School located at Triangle, Virginia
  7. George M. Hampton Middle School (Formerly Mills E. Godwin Middle School) located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after Virginia Governor Mills E. Godwin, Renamed after Lieutenant Colonel George M. Hampton 
  8. Lake Ridge Middle School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  9. E.H. Marsteller Middle School located at Bristow, Virginia Named after Dr. Emlyn Harrison Marsteller
  10. Parkside Middle School located at Manassas, Virginia
  11. Potomac Middle School located at Dumfries, Virginia
  12. Potomac Shores Middle School located at Dumfries, Virginia
  13. Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School located at Haymarket, Virginia Named after President Ronald Reagan
  14. Rippon Middle School located at Woodbridge, Virginia
  15. Herbert J. Saunders Middle School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after former Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools Herbert J. Saunders
  16. Stonewall Middle School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after Celestine and Carroll Braxton
  17. Woodbridge Middle School located at Woodbridge, Virginia

Traditional Schools (K-8)

  1. The Nokesville School located at Nokesville, Virginia
  2. Pennington Traditional School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after Philip Michael Pennington, a Prince William County police officer who died in the line of duty.
  3. Mary G. Porter Traditional School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after Mary G. Porter, an African-American teacher who helped desegregate Dumfries Elementary School.

Elementary Schools

  1. J.W. Alvey Elementary School located at Haymarket, Virginia Named after Prince William County leader James W. Alvey
  2. Antietam Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  3. Ashland Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  4. Bel Air Elementary School is located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  5. Belmont Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  6. Maitland C. Bennett Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after Dr. Maitland C. Bennett
  7. Bristow Run Elementary School located at Bristow, Virginia
  8. Buckland Mills Elementary School located in Gainesville, Virginia
  9. Cedar Point Elementary School located at Bristow, Virginia
  10. Chris Yung Elementary School located at Bristow, Virginia Named after Officer Chris Yung
  11. Coles Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  12. Covington-Harper Elementary School located in Dumfries, Virginia Named after Betty D. Covington and John Harper
  13. Dale City Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  14. Dumfries Elementary School located in Dumfries, Virginia
  15. Suella Gilbert Ellis Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after the first African-American administrator in Prince William County, Suella Gilbert Ellis 
  16. Enterprise Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  17. Featherstone Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  18. Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after Prince William County educator Fannie Wilkinson Fitzgerald 
  19. Glenkirk Elementary School located in Gainesville, Virginia
  20. Samuel L. Gravely Elementary School located at Haymarket, Virginia Named after Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.
  21. Haymarket Elementary School is located at Haymarket, Virginia
  22. Alexander Henderson Elementary School located at Dumfries, Virginia
  23. John D. Jenkins Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after the longest-serving member in the history of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, John D. Jenkins
  24. Kerrydale Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  25. R. Dean Kilby Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after the school’s first principal, R. Dean Kilby
  26. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after Martin Luther King Jr.
  27. Lake Ridge Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  28. Leesylvania Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  29. Loch Lomond Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  30. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  31. Marumsco Hills Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  32. Sharon C. McAuliffe Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after astronaut and teacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe
  33. Minnieville Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  34. Montclair Elementary School located in Dumfries, Virginia
  35. Mountain View Elementary School located at Haymarket, Virginia
  36. Mullen Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  37. Neabsco Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  38. Occoquan Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  39. Old Bridge Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  40. John F. Pattie, Sr. Elementary School located at Dumfries, Virginia
  41. Sonnie P. Penn Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after former Assistant Principal at Enterprise Elementary, and community youth leader and mentor, Sonnie P. Penn.
  42. Piney Branch Elementary School located at Bristow, Virginia
  43. Potomac View Elementary School Woodbridge, Virginia
  44. River Oaks Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  45. Rockledge Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  46. Rosa Parks Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia Named after Rosa Parks
  47. Signal Hill Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  48. Charles A. Sinclair Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia Named after former Prince William County Treasurer and Mayor of Manassas, Charles A. Sinclair
  49. Springwoods Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  50. Sudley Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  51. Swans Creek Elementary School located at Southbridge, Virginia
  52. T. Clay Wood Elementary School located at Nokesville, Virginia
  53. Triangle Elementary School located at Triangle, Virginia
  54. George Grayson Tyler Elementary School located in Gainesville, Virginia Named after Superintendent George Grayson Tyler
  55. Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  56. Victory Elementary School located at Bristow, Virginia
  57. West Gate Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia
  58. Westridge Elementary School located in Woodbridge, Virginia
  59. Mary Williams Elementary School located at Dumfries, Virginia Named after educator Mary F. Williams 
  60. Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School located at Woodbridge, Virginia Named after firefighter Kyle R. Wilson
  61. Yorkshire Elementary School located at Manassas, Virginia

Other Alternatives 

Prince William County provides an “alternative” school service for what they deem as “troubled teens”. Students who become pregnant, sell or use drugs, write graffiti, have general behavioural issues, or are prone to violence are usually sent to learn together in the same facility, regardless of their base school. The PACE program targets students with more extreme cases of psychological issues.

  1. Independent Hill School/PACE East, special education school for middle & high school students
  2. New Directions Alternative School, a special school for students who are not successful in their base school
  3. New Dominion Alternative School, a special school for middle school students
  4. PACE West, a special education school providing services to students with serious emotional and behavioral problems
  5. Pennington Traditional School, a rigorous school for first through eighth graders [Formerly a high school, grades 9-12]
  6. Porter Traditional School, specialty school for first through eighth-graders
  7. Woodbine Preschool Center, a center for preschool-aged children with developmental disabilities
  8. East End Alternative, now defunct. Previously located at a Woodbridge Boys and Girls Club. The student body was migrated to Pennington Alternative School in the mid-1990s.

Admission Requirements

Families new to Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) who have not yet enrolled their children for the school year should visit the PWCS enrollment page. You can register online at any time. Your school page. Your zoned school will also be listed during the online registration process. 

The PWCS Global Welcome Center is open during the summer for enrollment and evaluation of students who may be eligible for English learning services. Families must make an appointment at both locations. The Global Welcome Center looks after families every day of the week from 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate is required at the time of enrollment, along with proof of residence and a valid vaccination certificate signed by a medical professional. Grade K-5 students also require a full physical exam, dated 12 months after the child enters the public school system. The Code of Virginia requires children to have a full physical exam within 12 months of starting school and be properly vaccinated before entering public kindergarten or elementary school.

ENTRY

The following procedures, based on the Code of Virginia, regulate the age of entry for students at Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS):

A child who is five years old may enroll in Kindergarten during the school year. Children who do not meet the age requirement for kindergarten will not be enrolled in kindergarten or assessed for a kindergarten place at PWCS.

Exceptionally, a child whose fifth birthday is after school resumes may not apply. children of parents in active service in the military (active duty means full-time service status OR active uniformed service in the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve with active duty orders under 10 USC Sections 1209 and 1211) who move to Virginia have provisions that are covered by the intergovernmental military pact. This intergovernmental military pact provision applies only to students from active military families transferring to Virginia from an offshore Local Education Agency (LEA).

Children of parents in active military service are enrolled in kindergarten even if the child was out of school, but the child would attend kindergarten in an out-of-state LEA if the military family had not moved.

Children of parents in active military service can continue their enrollment in the grade level if the admission status of their grade level (including kindergarten) corresponds to an LEA in the sending state at the time of the relocation of the military family, regardless of the minimum age requirement. A pupil who has completed the required grade in the LEA in his home country can enroll in the next higher grade in the host country regardless of the minimum age. The host state enters the school in the host state at the validated level of an LEA in the sending state.

Once a student is officially enrolled in kindergarten, the student is expected to attend school regularly, except for normally excused absences.

For children who have not reached kindergarten age of five by the school year and whose parents/guardians are trying to enroll the child in the first grade, the following criteria must be met:

Pupils must have attended the kindergarten program and completed it have from a school accredited by the Virginia Council on Private Education (VCPE), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or its equivalent. or any other person who controls or cares for the child or children is not classified as a recognized kindergarten program. The legal guardian must provide evidence of successful completion of the kindergarten program (certificate or transcript).

The parent / legal guardian must apply to the school principal during the specified times

Tuition

In Prince Williams County Public school, parents have the option of paying their children’s tuition fee weekly depending on the number of children they bring in. One child’s tuition fee can be within the range of $60-90. Two children’s tuition fees can be within the range of $120 – $180.Three children’s tuition fee is within the range of $180 – $260. 

Best Prince William County Public Schools (2022-23)

  1. Mary G. Porter Traditional is ranked 1st with Math pass being 96% and Reading 94%, located at 15311 Forest Grove Drive Woodbridge, VA 22191 (703) 580-6501 Grades: 1-8 | 683 students
  2. J.w. Alvey Elementary School is ranked 2nd with Math pass being 95% and Reading 94%, located at 5300 Waverly Farm Dr. Haymarket, VA 20169 (571) 261-2556 Grades: PK-5 | 689 students
  3. Battlefield High School is ranked 3rd with Math pass being 92% and Reading 94%, located at 15000 Graduation Dr. Haymarket, VA 20169 (571) 261-4400 Grades: 9-12 | 2,964 students
  4. Patriot High School is ranked 4th with Math pass being 92% and Reading 94%, located at 10504 Kettle Run Road Nokesville, VA 20181 (703) 791-8920 Grades: 9-12 | 2,726 students
  5. Sonnie Penn Elementary School is ranked 5th with Math pass being 93% and Reading 91%, located at 12980 Queen Chapel Rd Woodbridge, VA 22193 (703) 590-0344 Grades: PK-5 | 876 students
  6. Buckland Mills Elementary School is ranked 6th with Math pass being 96% and Reading 87%, located at 10511 Wharfdale Place Gainesville, VA 20155 (703) 530-1560 Grades: PK-5 | 655 students
  7. Ashland Elementary School is ranked 7th with Math pass being 93% and Reading 90%, located at 15300 Bowmans Folly Dr. Manassas, VA 20112 (703) 583-8774 Grades: PK-5 | 796 students
  8. Old Bridge Elementary School is ranked 8th with Math pass being 94% and Reading 88%, located at 3051 Old Bridge Road Woodbridge, VA 22192 (703) 491-5614 Grades: PK-5 | 740 students
  9. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is ranked 9th with Math pass being 93% and Reading 89%, located at 12505 Kahns Rd Manassas, VA 20112 (703) 791-2099 Grades: PK-5 | 652 students
  10. Glenkirk Elementary School is ranked 10th with Math pass being 92% and Reading 90%, located at 8584 Sedge Wren Drive Gainesville, VA 20155 (703) 753-1702 Grades: PK-5 | 774 students
  11. The Nokesville School is ranked 11th with Math pass being 92% and Reading 87%, located at 12375 Aden Road Nokesville, VA 20181 (703) 594-2155 Grades: K-8 | 987 students
  12. Minnieville Elementary School is ranked 12th with Math pass being 94% and Reading 85%, located at 13639 Greenwood Dr. Woodbridge, VA 22193 (703) 670-6106 Grades: PK-5 | 510 students
  13. Occoquan Elementary School is ranked 13th with Math pass being 93% and Reading 85%, located at 12915 Occoquan Rd Woodbridge, VA 22192 (703) 494-2195 Grades: PK-5 | 632 students
  14. Mountain View Elementary School is ranked 14th with Math pass being 90% and Reading 89%, located at 5600 Mcleod Way Haymarket, VA 20169 (703) 754-4161 Grades: PK-5 | 587 students
  15. Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School is ranked 15th with Math pass being 90% and Reading 89%, located at 15801 Tanning House Place Manassas, VA 20108 (571) 402-3500 Grades: 6-8 | 1,390 students
  16. Bristow Run Elementary School is ranked 16th with Math pass being 94% and Reading 83%, located at 8990 Worthington Dr. Bristow, VA 20136 (703) 753-7741 Grades: PK-5 | 699 students
  17. Coles Elementary School is ranked 17th with Math pass being 92% and Reading 85%, located at 7405 Hoadly Rd Manassas, VA 20112 (703) 791-3141 Grades: PK-5 | 424 students
  18. Gainesville Middle School is ranked 18th with Math pass being 92% and Reading 85%, located at 8001 Limestone Dr. Gainesville, VA 20155 (703) 753-1702 Grades: 6-8 | 1,440 students
  19. E.h. Marsteller Middle School is ranked 19th with Math pass being 88% and Reading 91%, located at 14000 Sudley Manor Dr. Bristow, VA 20136 (703) 393-7608 Grades: 6-8 | 1,348 students
  20. Samuel L. Gravely Junior Elementary School is ranked 20th with Math pass being 91% and Reading 85%, located at 4670 Waverly Farm Drive Haymarket, VA 20169 (571) 248-4930 Grades: PK-5 | 779 students

Conclusion

Additionally, U.S. News and World Report have selected six high schools in Prince William County as the best in the country, all the more reasons to get your child/children registered in these schools.

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