A good education provides students with everything they need to excel in their careers and life in general. This means placing your children in the right schools is crucial. If you are looking to move to Fredericksburg, Virginia and have school aged children this blog is for you! Below are the top rated Fredericksburg City schools to help you choose the best fit for your children.

Fredericksburg City Schools: Elementary Schools

Chancellor Elementary School:

  • School Size: 388 students, Pre K-5
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Reading Nights, Student Counsel, Chess Club
  • Sports: Run Club and Physical Education Classes
  • Highlights: Highest test scores in the district and PTA events like bingo and yard sales.

“The staff and teachers are very caring about the kids. They go up and beyond to make sure their students understand the class/homework assignments. The principal makes sure that things are done right and on time.” – Chancellor Elementary School Parent

Conway Elementary School:

  • School Size: 900 students, Pre K-5
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Ukulele Club, Garden Club, Lego Robotics, Choir, Yearbook, and Honor Society
  • Sports: Laps for Learning, Conway Field Day, and PE class
  • Highlights: Fundraising, helping the community, and a lot of focus on the arts, music, and physical education

“My son’s teacher keeps me in the loop daily and sends home a summary of the weeks activity every Friday. The PTA is always coming up with neat ideas in terms of fundraising and currently have organized after school enrichment programs.” – Conway Elementary School Parent

Parkside Elementary School

  • School Size: 732 students, Pre K-5
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Book Club
  • Sports: FIT Girls and PE class
  • Highlights: A focus on building student’s self-esteem

“I am so glad my kids go to Parkside! The school is clean and well organized and the teachers are wonderful! I heard people have been moving to this area because of this school which I totally understand. This is the best elementary school in town!” – A Community Member

Fredericksburg City Schools: Middle Schools

Dixon-Smith Middle School

  • School Size: 790 students
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Honor Society, FCCLA, Band, and Choir
  • Sports: Track & Field, Wrestling, and Basketball
  • Highlights: Very approachable principal and friendly staff

“This is a great school. I have two children who go here and they love it. The principal takes care of any disturbances and deals with it right away. My kids are always challenged with school work and have tons of extra curricular activities.” – Dixon-Smith Middle School Parent

Benton Gayle Middle School

  • School Size: 928 students
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Yearbook, Student Council, Band, Choir, Panther Players, and MATHCOUNTS
  • Sports: Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track & Field, and Softball
  • Highlights: Large amount of sports and extracurricular activities

“If your child has special needs you can count on teachers and assistants working together with you and your child to give them the best possible education. If you have children that require advance programs…then the FOCUS program is what you will want to ask about. They allow your child to excel and begin to earn their high school credits.” – T. Benton Gayle Middle School

Freedom Middle School

  • School Size: 883 students
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Student Council, Honor Society, FCCLA, Technology Student Association, S.T.E.M, Reading/Book Clubs, Band, Orchestra, and Choir
  • Sports: Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Softball, Soccer, and Track
  • Highlights: Zero tolerance for bullying and great music department

“The teachers, counselors and Administration are just terrific. The music department is excellent and they are top notch in athletics too. Couldn’t ask for a better middle school.” Freedom Middle School Parent

Fredericksburg City Schools: High Schools

Riverbend High School

  • School Size: 1,873 students
  • Extra Curricular Activities: Anime Club, Chess Club, Dance Team, Debate Team, FBLA, FCCLA, French Club, German Club, Latin Club, Spanish Club, Guitar Club, Honor Society, Photography Club, SADD, Student Council, Drama Club, Young Democrats and Republicans, Newspaper, Yearbook, Choir, Marching Band, and Orchestra
  • Sports: Softball, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling, Field Hockey, Tennis, Swimming, and Lacrosse  
  • Highlights: Excellent academics and athletics

“Riverbend is great at preparing students for college, as they offer a variety of different classes. The great thing that I like about Riverbend is that it is very diverse, students from all over the globe come to Riverbend and we are each able to learn about different cultures which will help us later in life as we are exposed to more cultures.” – Riverbend High School Student

Stafford High School

  • School Size: 1,885
  • Extra Curricular Activities: After Prom Committee, Choir, Environmental Club, FCA, FCCLA, German Club, Key Club, Robotics Team, SADD, Spanish Club, Skills USA, Yearbook, Step Team, Band, Theatre, Choir, and Debate Team
  • Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, Golf, Competitive Cheer, Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Track, Basketball, and Softball
  • Highlights: A lot of sports and activities to choose from and student diversity

“My daughter also goes there, and she is impressed with the choir and the amazing teachers and principal…she says they always try to help with anything they can, and they have nice kids as a result.” – Stafford High School Parent

Massaponax High School

  • School Size: 1,835 students
  • Extra Curricular Activities: DECA, FBLA, FFA, Honor Society, Marching Band, Art Club, Chemistry Club, French Club, Japanese Club, Spanish Club, Latin Club, Movie Club, Outdoor Club, Physics Club, Ping Pong Club, and Psychology Club
  • Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Dance Team, Lacrosse, Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Golf, and Basketball
  • Highlights: A lot of opportunities for students and excellent leadership

“Great School. Lots of opportunities for the students. Excellent Leadership. So glad my children attend this school. The best high school in the county.” – Massaponax High School Parent

**These schools were picked for this list because they are the top Fredericksburg city schools, based on test scores and parent reviews.