School Details

Broad Run High School

21670 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 252-2300

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1785 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
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About this school

Broad Run High School is a public high school in Ashburn. The principal of Broad Run High School is Doug Anderson. 1,785 students attend Broad Run High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 12% of the 1,785 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Broad Run High School is 17:1. Stone Bridge High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 63%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 13%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have a freshman at Broad Run and I couldn't be happier with the teachers and administration. He is receiving a fabulous education from a staff of knowledgeable caring teachers. We have a wonderful energetic new principal this year and the school has just begun renovations.

  • (6 months ago)

    Broad Run is an amazing learning environment for a very diverse community. We have awesome teachers and very involved parents. Although 45 years old it's getting ready to go through a much needed expansion and renovations.

  • (8 months ago)

    I have a senior and a freshman at BRHS and we have had great experiences at this school. Academically there are many very strong students at this school and a wide variety of AP courses are offered. The staff is motivated and dedicated. Broad Run boasts many strong sports teams including last years 5A State championship boys soccer team conference titles for both boys and girls basketball teams and a strong football program that is currently ranked in the WaPosts top 10. BRHS is one of the oldest hs is the county and we are looking forward to the many improvements and upgrades that are underway and will continue over the next two years. Our family has been very pleased overall with our experience at BRHS.

  • (1 year ago)

    To be honest this school isn't what it used to be. Broad Run was one of the very first schools in the county so back then it had some pretty high rankings. Now these newer schools are far better. The school was built in 1969 seeing mice has become a norm around here. Academics could be better. Our sport teams suck now. A lot. Except for maybe volleyball. Some teachers are excellent and others are just AWFUL. I wonder how some of them even got the job when they could care less about their students success. Here are some pros about Broad Run Although academics aren't great they're not horrible. Many classes do require a good amount of effort to pass. You will learn regardless. School spirit is big around here especially at football games. People are approachable. There are cliques and bullies but hey that's at every high school. There are great ways to get help for your classes teachers can help before school after school during lunch or study hall. NHS tutors are available for every subject. Overall Broad run is an ok school. Needs major improvement. There are much better schools in the area. But being a Spartan isn't too horrible after a while.

  • (5 years ago)

    Right now I'm a former student at Broad Run High School and I'm very proud to be a mighty Spartan. Broad Run is really good in sports and the football team just won the State Championship again 24-0. Other than just sports Broad Run has amazing teachers who are always there for you. The education is amazing. Broad Run is a school that excepts you for who you are. LETS GO SPARTANS )

  • (6 years ago)

    Best School Ever!! I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is really nice and has good academics. Alot of the students are high achievers and the teachers are very qualified. I would say the only thing this school lacks is diversity which is common for this area. However it is much better than Stone Bridge which is hardly diverse.

  • (6 years ago)

    The athletics are excellent the softball team was ranked number 1 in the nation for 2a and 3a schools the last two years. The football team wins districts almost every season and just recently won states and was ranked number 7 in the state for 2a and 3a schools. The lacrosse team is one of the best in the metro area and always has been. Baseball and basketball is okay. They have the best teachers at this school. the teachers actually try to connect with their students. It is a very good school for new students the falculty and staff make sure that the students know there way around school and know what is going on. Academics are excellent as are all academics in any school in Loudoun county.

  • (6 years ago)

    My 5th child to graduate from BRHS is a senior this year. We moved to the area from Europe in 1996. I believe that BRHS is an excellent school and provide a wide range of classes (including Honor AP etc. for those who need the challenge) but they also help those who may have challenges. Their SAFE program is an awsome program for those students that need additional help in staying focused. BRHS shows they care about all students. You do have to be a parent that is involved but that is the same for all schools. I rate BRHS as an excellent school for acadamics athletics and provided a great learning environment for all students.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of a senior at BRHS I have been happy with the highschool. I feel the staff is very willing to help and are really concerned about the students. If you ask the help is available as well as the parking.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children go to Broad Run High School on is in 12th grade and one is in 10th grade in spechel ed. Her techers Ms Smith Ms T and Ms Panter are all very nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 students at Broad Run. They have had a wonderful experience. We moved here from Fairfax 6 years ago and love it. The academics at Broad Run are strong especially the math and Social Studies departments. Extracurriculars are strong too; the debate team consistently wins state awards. The student body attended Farmwell Station Middle as a group and seems unusually close. Broad Run has a reputation as being one of the most spirited high schools in Loudoun County. The sports programs are good; many teams won district last year. The girls softball team was the state AA champion & ranked 5th in the nation! The school is very safe; neither of my kids have mentioned either cliques or bullying as being issues. Teachers should work harder to raise SOL scores. Dominion HS and Park View are showing it can be done. BRHS can improve in that area.

  • (9 years ago)

    Broad Run is above all a great place for kids. The academic environment is challenging and the teachers really care about their students. In particular the social studies department is extremely strong. The school offers a wide variety of courses including substantial AP offerings. The extracurricular programs are solid as well witht the most successful sports being softball and the soccer teams. The debate team is a perennial state champion and their are numerous and diverse clubs and activities available to suit students of all types. There is a major disparity in parental involvement based on which part of the student population you are considering. The community is quite affluent and these educated motivated parents are extremely involved. On the other hand being in suburban Washington D.C. there has been an influx of Hispanic students and one of the greatest challenges the school has faced has been encouraging those parents' involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a former graduate of Broad Run and let me just say that the first review was completely off base. There is a significant amount of parking available for students and faculty and it is a very safe school. The only ones that walk don't want to pay for the parking pass. Dr. Markly is not the most personal person I've ever met in the world but he does a decent job as principal. The football team needs some improvement but like the other review said we have a variety of other sports that are very good as well as a good music program. There may be little 'official' help for new students getting acquainted with the building but the students and teachers are all willing to help new students adjust. I'm going to be a teacher and I'd be happy teach at and have my own children attend BRHS.

  • (10 years ago)

    They are not great with new students. Not much introduction nor do they show students around much. New students are left on their own. There is no parking and students are expected to park in neighborhoods or shopping centers and walk to school. This isn't very safe and no one really seems to care. We spoke to numerous faculty and students. The principal hardly gave us the time of day. Academically it's an average school. We are not impressed.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am actaully a student at BRHS and I love it there! Our football team might not be the best (at all) but we have a great soccer softball/baseball basketball gymnastics and debate program. Plus everyone at Broad Run is really friendly and teachers are very willing to help out if you have problems or questions!

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