Printable Profile: 2022-23 Profile
5200 Yorktown Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22207
Main Phone: 703-228-5400
Counseling Services: 703-228-5403/5363
Student Activities and Athletics 703-228-5389
CEEB NUMBER – 470130
School Profile 2021-2022
The Yorktown Community
Yorktown High School is located in Arlington, Virginia. Arlington County is home to one of the nation’s most diverse and sophisticated student populations. Coming from countries around the world, Arlington students speak more than 104 different languages. They have ready access to a variety of cultural and academic resources in the county and in the nation’s capital, which is located just a short metro ride across the Potomac River. As a community of over 230,000 people, where over 93% of high school graduates continue their college education, Arlington has the highest percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher. With over 27,000 students enrolled in Arlington Public Schools, this active and involved community ensures that Arlington Schools support the cultivation of inquiring minds, respect for learning, ethical behavior, an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and an appreciation of diverse cultures.
Yorktown High School is one of three comprehensive high schools in Arlington County for students in grades 9 through 12. The goal of Arlington Public Schools is to teach all students a broad body of knowledge, effective communication skills, a rational system of thought, and use of their creativity. The curriculum offers students an opportunity to study in preparation for college, military service or the working world. Students may graduate with a Standard Diploma or an Advanced Studies Diploma. Our English language program provides courses appropriate for students with limited English skills. Yorktown’s curriculum also accommodates students with Individual Education Plans or 504 Plans. Ninety-five percent of these students are integrated into the general education program. The curriculum also offers various levels of courses for students who choose to engage in challenging coursework. Courses designated as “Standard”and “Principles” indicate that the curriculum highlights a global approach to the subject with an emphasis on applications. Courses designated as “Intensified” or “Advanced” indicate the subject is studied in depth and at an accelerated pace. An extra quality point is not awarded for these courses. Courses are offered for ‘Dual Enrollment’ (DE), which allows students who successfully complete the course to receive both high school and college credit. Students enrolled in the Advanced Placement courses are required to take the accompanying AP test. In 2018, 1023 Yorktown students took 2673 AP exams and 74.2% of our seniors graduated having scored 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.
Total Student Population: (9th–12th) 2,181
Grade 12: 501 Class of 2022
Grade 11: 604 Class of 2023
Grade 10: 495 Class of 2024
Grade 09: 579 Class of 2025
- Fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Ranked top 2% of Best College Prep Public High Schools in America by
- Accredited by the state on the basis of exceeding a 70% passing rate on the Standards of Learning Exams
- 2016 State Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient
- Supports a diverse student body; both in ethnicity (Asian 6%, Black 6%, Hispanic 15%, Multi Race 6%, White 65%) and in learning programs (Gifted 32%, Special Education 14%, Limited English Proficient 7%).
- School wide program to promote the social and emotional growth of all students Respect Others, Community and Self (ROCS).
- Offers extra-curricular activities in 100 clubs and 28 interscholastic sports.
- Yorktown AP Scholars is a 4-year program in which students participate with other scholars in small and large group settings for academic mentoring, enrichment activities, and a special interest project. Students complete at least 6 Advanced Placement classes and a written reflection about their special interest
- 32 AP courses, 18 Advanced/Intensified courses, 5 Dual Enrollment courses
- 2021 Graduation Survey 86% of our student plan attending a 4-year college and 7% plan on attending a 2-year program, 5% plan on taking a gap year and 2% of our students plan on going directly into the workforce.
Advanced Studies Diploma
|4 English||4 English|
|1 World History||1 World History|
|1 VA-US History||1 VA-US History|
|1 VA-US Government||1 VA-US Government|
|1 Additional Social Studies||1 Additional Social Studies|
|2 Health and Physical Education||2 Health and Physical Education|
|3 Mathematics (includes Algebra I & above)||4 Mathematics (includes Algebra I & above)|
|3 Laboratory Sciences||4 Laboratory Sciences|
|1 Economics/Personal Finance||1 Economics/Personal Finance|
|1 Fine/Practical Arts 1 + 4 Electives||1 Fine/Practical Arts + 3 Electives|
|3-4 Foreign Language (3 years of one or 2 years each of two)|
|22 credits||24-25 credits|
Standardized Test Score Average
|SAT: English 624 Math 629|
|ACT: Composite 28|
AP Course Offerings: Art History•Art and Design•Biology•AB Calculus•BC Calculus•Chemistry•Computer Science A•Computer Science Principles•English Language•English Literature•Environmental Science•European History•French•German•US Government•Latin•Macroeconomics, Microeconomics•Physics I•Physics II•Physics C(Electricity and Magnetism)•Physics (Mechanics)•Psychology•Spanish Language•Spanish Literature•Statistics•US History•World History•World Geography
Dual Enrollment Offerings: Advanced Topics in Information Technology•Geospatial Systems•Linear Algebra (Math 285)• Math 151/152•Vector Calculus (Math 277)
Yorktown High School closed on March 13, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. For quarter 4 of the 2019-2020 school year, students were given the opportunity to complete work which reinforced or enriched content taught to the point of closure. No new work was presented. Students who completed the assigned work during fourth quarter. earned one letter grade higher for the year than the average they had at the end of third quarter. The 2020-2021 school year started completely on-line and moved to a hybrid model in the spring of 2021. Students attend class virtually Thursday-Friday for 50 min. blocks of synchronous learning per class. Teachers assign an additional 30 min. of asynchronous work per class during the week as well as asynchronous work for Mondays. The 2021-2022 school year will be taught in-person, with a limited amount of students remaining in fully virtual learning.
School Staff. (703-228-5400)
Principal – Dr. Kevin Clark
Assistant Principal for 12th Grade – Emmet Conroy
Assistant Principal for 11th Grade – William Lomax
Assistant Principal for 10th Grade – Suzanne Evans
Assistant Principal for 9th Grade – Scott McKeown
Director of Counseling Services – Mark Rooks
Director of Student Activities – Michael Krulfeld
Instructional Technology- Sam Wightman
College and Career Counselor – MD Calabro
Registrar – Carol Thompson
School Counselors (703-228-5403 or 703-228-5363)