School Details

Stonewall Jackson High School

8820 Rixlew Ln, Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 365-2900

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2479 students 22 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.
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About this school

Stonewall Jackson High School is a public high school in Bull Run. The principal of Stonewall Jackson High School is Mr. Richard Nichols. 2,479 students go to Stonewall Jackson High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 31% of the 2,479 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Stonewall Jackson High School is 22:1. Osbourn 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

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • 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
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
Hispanic 35% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    SJHS is NOT for snobs & those with issues with diversity!!! It is for those wanting their children to have a well rounded diverse experience that will enable them to encounter life at any level of culture. There really is very little to complain about other than 1) you are not allowed to be a bully/snob 2) the world will NOT revolve around your child be/c everyone is treated equally 3) you will not be privileged be/c of your skin color 4) no one there to cater to the "special" & premier people 5) there is a high moral code to live by 6) there are too many opportunities for students to succeed lead create discover establish and learn and 7) people are NICE - not your typical rude competitive catty NV culture at all! After 1st year my son has established 2 new clubs won 9 awards past 2 AP exams (4/5) invited to attend 2 national leadership conf and has been given the opportunity to do more in 1 year at SJHS then ANY OTHER PW school. Most of all he has grow tremendously in character and confidence. Not sure what all the complaining is about... With all this school offers would the same complains exist if it's population were 60%+ white?

  • (7 months ago)

    Stonewall Jackson HS has been great for my daughter. She has loved all her teachers and they seem to really care. I have gotten emails and phone calls about important information that concerned her. She is a member of the color guard performing in both marching band and winter guard. They are consistently the highest performing team. She has really come out of her shell since joining.

  • (9 months ago)

    I'm just tired of uneducated people making uneducated assumptions about this school. Maybe if they were IB students they would form their opinions with a little more first-person research. Parents you should be better than this. What are you teaching your children?

  • (1 year ago)

    Stonewall Jackson High is a disappointment. I have read the write ups and ratings and I simply do not believe them. There is evidence of allot of money being spent and people talking about the IB Program. The program is out of Switzerland and is basically to insure a "Global Standard" for education. My son who is in attendance is less satisfactory in his knowledge and understanding of subjects. His motivation as he enters the 9th grade is at an all time low. In reading some of the ratings that have been written I get the feeling that they are "canned". When I do run into something that appears to have some value I am concerned. If I can make other arrangement for my student I will. On another note I did at least get contacted by two of the schools teachers who had concerns. This caused me to give a higher teacher quality rating. However principal leadership demonstrated thus far is one of lacking. Orientation night was not very good. Parent Involvement... well I am still unable to get my parent portal account straightened out. What kind of school arranges for parents to have a parent teacher conference from 0730 am to 0930am?

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school celebrating its diversity. The rigorous standards of the very popular International Baccalaureate program permeate the entire school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have three children. The first one went to SJHS and we were very pleased with the outcome. When our son was ready for high school we had been redistricted and he went to Brentsville. The differences between the two schools was stark. Although Stonewall was far more diverse and some people have thought that the diversity was a problem we have found the opposite. The kids and faculty at Stonewall were outstanding. When it was time for our youngest to start high school there was no question that he would go to Stonewall. Any student in the northern portion of the county can attend Stonewall if they are willing to take just one IB course. Our youngest son is about to graduate with a full IB diploma and he is applying to the best colleges in the country. Stonewall's IB program coupled with great teachers and a diverse student body is outstanding.

  • (2 years ago)

    We can't speak for the school as a whole but the International Baccalaureate program is superb with exceptionally qualified and committed teachers and administrators. Many decades ago I attended a large public high school with a graduating class of 600 or 700 that mimicked the general distribution of society 5% were headed directly to jail and 5% to Ivy-class colleges with everything in between. Stonewall's IB program is like a school-within-a-school concentrating the top 5% of its 2500+ kids and attracting a penumbra of additional highly motivated kids who self-select to take IB (equivalent in rigor to AP) courses. At the same time the diversity of the entire student body has been a great experience for our kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    many people say sjhs is a good school. There are many comments too that there are problems there.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very very pleased with the opportunities this school provides students. The administration and staff are in-the-know about their student body and the challenges. They do not hide their heads in the sand like some schools but actually acknowledge and deal with issues head on. They are very good at educating "today's" teenagers in a very diverse population.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is very diverse and deserves more credit than it gets. The teachers there are so dedicated to what they do. I will never forget the lessons I learned there because of the great student body and the wonderful teachers that helped me along the way.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am giving this school a 4 instead of a 5 because it depends on the student to determine the rating. If rating the school's IB program which is fantastic this school deserves a 5. However few students actually go through the IB program in comparison to the general students. The general education is a 3 about average. I definitely think that if you are a parent who has a child in PWC and would like a quality education and your child is willing to study hard and has high educational goals for the future...I would definetely recommend Stonewall. If your child is an average student who normally gets Bs and Cs...go to another school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child who has spent 3 years at SJHS and I couldn't be happier. She is getting an excellent education in the IB program. The teachers and staff know her and care about her experience at school. It bothers me that Great Schools give this school such a low rating. When you attach numbers like these to schools then many kids miss out on a great opportunity to attend a diverse school with great academics. Read the parent ratings they carry more weight as they are based on actual experiences not demographic statistics.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best high school they have wonderful teachers that really care about their students and go the extra mile to see that the student succeeds!

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to SJHS last year and i had a good experience with the school. I would recommend it to anyone in the manassas area. i was a little sceptical at first but once i got used to everyone and everything it was an all out good experience

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a student in SJHS and am very pleased with the school. The administrative staff are excellent and really care about our kids well-being. The academic programs teaching staff councelling staff and coaches are exceptional. They have many extracurricular activities to provide for a well-balanced atmosphere. The only thing I would like to see added in the future is a solid drama program for those that are interested in drama (there's always room for improvement). Good school to send your kids to.

  • (6 years ago)

    SJHS is an alright school. the academics are alright but the athletics are horrible the school is known for the girls varsity team. I intend on doing something about this. This season my varsity team are going to make some noise!!!! we're going to make people want to become a raider ) give it up for the boys

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a student in the IB Diploma program. This is an exceptional program and has not only prepared him for higher education but has ensured that he will be accepted by the university of his choice. Beyond the academic excellence of the IB program the racial and ethnic diversity of SJHS has been a major benefit to his education as well as to his preparation to live in the reality of today's world. Prior to coming to SJHS I had heard it refered to as 'the Ghetto School.' Just for the record SJHS has had less of a drug and violence problem than most of the county schools (which has not been excessive at any of them.) We are very pleased with the school the faculty the administration the coaches the students and the parents who contribute to the make up of this exceptional school.

  • (7 years ago)

    SJHS is a great place that I love. The students and teachers there really try their best to learn and find solutions to problems that other schools would otherwise ignore. The Marching Band was a fun experience that I will never forget. The sports teams are becoming stronger. Our IB program is challenging and what makes us proud. The new IB director is really improving the proggram. SJHS deserves to be one of the top schools in America!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think SJHS is just like any other high school. I like the fact that it is not split into different cliques. There are groups of people who hang out together but they frequently intermix with others of different groups. Our school also has a lot to offer academically and artistically. The IB program is a world renowned program that rivals (and I think beats) the AP program in level of difficulty. Also our choirs are some of if not the best high school choirs in the county (or in the state). Of course I may be a bit biased since I am a member but we have received numerous awards and have even gone to Italy to sing at the Vatican. All in all I think SJHS deserves a better reputation than it is given

  • (8 years ago)

    In certain areas there is high level of parent involvemnt such as Marching band which is nationally ranked and a privelege to have participated in. The IB program seems to be improving staedily under the new Coordinator who is much personable that the previous. There are so many after-school clubs that almost any interest is catered too. Anime art break-dancing step languages etc. The quality of the school is somewhat lacking.

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