Welcome Back: Principal’s Message

Welcome Washington-Lee Community!   Dr. Robertson with a student


Welcome to Washington-Lee High School. We are an internationally recognized school of excellence and a high performing student-centered school.  We believe all students can be high achievers. We are one of only a handful of public high schools in the nation who can say 100% of our students take at least one AP or IB course. Through the hard work of teachers, counselors, and administrators, W-L enables our students to reach their maximum potential. As a result, 100% of our 2018 senior class graduated and 94% of them made college their next step after high school.

Due to the efforts of our teachers, staff, students, and parents, Washington-Lee continues to be named in the Top 100 High Schools in America according to the Washington Post Challenge Index and in the top 15 high schools in Virginia according to the annual Niche ratings.

While the accolades are wonderful, we know we must continue to explore new ways to provide exceptional learning opportunities for all our students.  As our vision statement indicates—we want to educate the whole child. We love our students and want to be all we can be, so we can help them to be all they can be.  This is not just our job—it is our calling and our life’s work!

I have said for years that I am most fortunate to be the principal of such a wonderful, caring, and successful school. I owe my good fortune to the best staff and student body around!  There is a banner in our main entrance way that states W-L is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Please help us ensure our kids take advantage of all that is offered at W-L!

Dr. Gregg Robertson, Principal
Washington-Lee High School