Public K-12 Education

Frederick County and Winchester City each operate public school systems with a combined enrollment of more than 17,000 students. Career and Technical Education, Advanced Placement, the Starbase Academy, and the Mountain Vista Governor's School are just a few area's where youth can excel. 


Students Enrolled

Students Per Teacher

Graduation Rate

SAT Scores



 Reading & Writing 


  Winchester  4,357   11.32   12.05   89.1%   572   569  
  Frederick Co. 13,627   13.90   12.25   93.3%   564   535  
  Prince William Co. 90,876   14.98   17.22   92.2%   558   542  
  Fairfax Co. 187,830  12.34   12.94   91.5%   604   608  
  Loudoun Co. 82,238  13.92   12.61   95.5%   598   586  

Source: Virginia Department of Education School Division Fall Membership Report 2018-2019, Report Cards & Superintendent's Annual Reports 2017-2018. 2017-2018 SAT Scores from the College Board.
*Note: Students Per Teacher and Graduation Rates are from the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Private Education

More than 20 private schools within a 20-mile radius of Frederick County offer choice when it comes to education. Randolph Macon Academy, Powhatan School, Grafton School, and Sacred Heart Academy, and a host of other smaller, private and parochial schools, offer diverse learning environments.

Higher Education

Lord Fairfax Community College and Shenandoah University are located in Winchester-Frederick County. Old Dominion University is accessible via teletechnet at LFCC and satellite campuses of Virginia Tech and UVA are located within an hour's drive. George Mason, George Washington, and James Madison are other popular choices in the region. 


Each year, teams from local high schools vie for the Widget Cup trophy during the Widget Cup: An Exploration of Stem competition. The event allows a rare opportunity to see STEM and Career & Technical Education students in action, translating coursework into real-world applications. Read More

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum has a new home in Old Town Winchester, complete with a fun and energizing rooftop space! Read More

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