In Ashburn, an unincorporated neighborhood in Loudoun County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Broad Run High School is a public secondary school serving students from grades 9 through 12. Broad Run Elementary School is a part of the Loudoun County Public Schools district (LCPS). US News & World Report named it the finest public high school in Loudoun County and the sixth-best public high school in Virginia in their rankings for 2020.
Since the mid-1990s, the county’s population has grown at an alarming rate, resulting in a deliberate reduction in the attendance area of Broad Run Elementary School, which was formerly a rural school servicing the entire eastern part of the county. Moreover, eight of the district’s high schools were created outside of the district’s original limits.
Initial surrounds of farm fields have been replaced by housing tracts, and the school currently has one of the most culturally varied student populations in the region, as a result of this transformation. Broad Run High School is also situated in one of the most affluent zip codes and counties in the United States of America, as well. It has a median household income of more than $100,000, according to public records.
In the early 2000s, there was a flurry of development, but the number of high schools in the area remained constant until Briar Woods and Freedom High Schools opened in 2005, John Champe High School in 2012, Rock Ridge High School in 2014, and Riverside High School completed construction in 2015.
Located in the heart of Ashburn, Loudoun County’s third public high school opened its doors in 1969 among a field of corn. Because of new housing projects in the outlying communities, it was able to handle the rising student populations in the area. It has been nearly seven decades since the county’s population has more than doubled, placing pressure on education budgets, infrastructure, and local politics.
Due to an increase in the number of students attending the school during the 2011–2012 school year, more lockers were erected before the 2011–2012 school year.
As a result, attendance limits in Ashburn are continually altering as new schools are constantly being built at all levels, including elementary, middle, and high schools. The demographics of the area’s students have also changed significantly: Loudoun County’s people are now among the wealthiest in the country, and the county’s ethnic mix continues to diversify as foreign immigration into Northern Virginia increases.