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C.D. Hylton Senior High School
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C.D. Hylton Senior High School is located in Northern Virginia
C.D. Hylton Senior High School
C.D. Hylton Senior High School
C.D. Hylton Senior High School is located in Virginia
C.D. Hylton Senior High School
C.D. Hylton Senior High School
C.D. Hylton Senior High School is located in the United States
C.D. Hylton Senior High School
C.D. Hylton Senior High School
14051 Spriggs Road

School typePublic, high school
MottoWe Are Family, Working Together for Total Success
School districtPrince William County Public Schools
PrincipalDavid J. Cassady Jr.
Enrollment2,263 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.15[2]
Color(s)Navy and Gold          

Cecil D. Hylton Senior High School is a public high school located in Dale City in Prince William County, Virginia, United States, and part of the Prince William County Public Schools division.

The school is named after real estate developer Cecil D. Hylton, who built thousands of homes in Dale City, Virginia and surrounding areas. Cecil D. Hylton donated the land that the school grounds are currently using.

C. D. Hylton High School is of much similar design as Battlefield High School and Forest Park High School (Woodbridge, Virginia).

In 2011, Mrs. Carolyn Custard (former Hylton High School principal) became the Director of Student Services for Prince William County Public Schools.

In May 2007, Newsweek Magazine ranked Hylton High School, 298th in the nation on its annual list of "Best High Schools in America."

C. D. Hylton High School is also home of the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium (named after Cecil's D. Hylton's wife). The planetarium offers shows to all 100 Prince William County Schools during the day as well as public offerings in the evenings and private shows by appointment. The Planetarium Director is Mr. Tony Kilgore.



In the 2017-2018 school year, Hylton's student body was:

  • 27.2% Black/African American
  • 38.3% Hispanic
  • 19.1% White
  • 8.3% Asian
  • 6.5% Two or More Races
  • .5% American Indian/Alaskan
  • .1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[3]

Test scoresEdit

Hylton High School is a fully accredited school based on its performance on the Virginia Standards of Learning tests. The average SAT score in 2015 was (1454)[4]

Notable alumniEdit

Specialty programsEdit

CISL (Center for International Studies and Languages) directed by: Mrs Betsy Campagna

CISL (pronounced "sizzle") is the Center for International Studies and Languages at C. D. Hylton Senior High School initially founded by Mrs Margaret Holt. The CISL program allows students to follow a comprehensive program of study in pursuit of global awareness. It is a rigorous and challenging four-year course of study designed for academically motivated students who desire to enhance their opportunities for success in today's globally interdependent environment. Students who successfully complete this intensive program will receive a CISL certificate to accompany the advanced studies diploma and wear the CISL stole at graduation.

The program components are:

  • A series of courses that emphasize an appreciation and understanding of world languages, world cultures, and global issues
  • Selected extracurricular programs and community service activities promoting international awareness and global communication
  • An exit interview demonstrating a working knowledge of a world language
  • An interdisciplinary research paper conducted as an independent project through the AP Comparative Government class
  • CISL prepares students for success in today's global marketplace: for university study and a future international career.[5]

Television Production directed by Mr. Michael Davis and Mr. Allan Chacey


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  2. ^ NCES C.D. Hylton High
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  4. ^ "SAT scores up at four Prince William schools". INSIDENOVA.COM. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  5. ^ "C. D. Hylton High School – CISL Home Page". Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2016-01-12.

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