Set as Arlington’s entryway into Washington, Rosslyn has since its inception been closely connected with the District of Columbia.
The area’s history started out humbly during the colonial period as the Ross Family Farm, and then eventually grew into a larger community entitled Ross Lynn. Not far from this farm, at the shore of the Potomac River lay the landing dock of Awbrey’s Ferry. Like a taxi service and in lieu of a connecting bridge, Awbrey’s Ferry acted as the primary mode of transport linking Virginia to DC.
By 1843, however, the Aqueduct Bridge had been built. Now there was the added ability to transport people and goods on the ground – a cheaper, easier and more practical method overall than the existing ferry system. Though this bridge proved unsustainable with inadequate infrastructure, it laid the groundwork for the subsequent slew of bridges, including a second Aqueduct Bridge and then the later the present Key Bridge.
Dubbed “the Principle Gateway,” Rosslyn has and seemingly always will be the archetypal liaison between DC and Virginia. With such convenient waterfront placement so close to DC, it has always been fated for such prosperity. In this respect, not only is it the nearest point to the nation’s capital outside the District, but it also is the market’s natural spillover when needing new office space.
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2019 data vs. same period from 2018
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|5||Arlington Science Focus School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Ashlawn Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Arlington Traditional||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Tuckahoe Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Long Branch Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|2||Campbell Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||Randolph Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Mckinley Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||Barcroft Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Williamsburg Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||Jefferson Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Arlington Career Center||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Arlington Community High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Wakefield High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Arlington Montessori House||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Our Savior Lutheran School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Full Circle Montessori School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Private/Charter|