C.D. Hylton Senior High School

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Coordinates: 38°39′4″N 77°23′5″W / 38.65111°N 77.38472°W / 38.65111; -77.38472

C.D. Hylton Senior High School, commonly known as C.D. Hylton or Hylton 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.

C.D. Hylton Senior High School
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14051 Spriggs Road

School typePublic, high school
MottoWe Are Family, Working Together for Total Success
School districtPrince William County Public Schools
PrincipalCassandra Crawford
Teaching staff130.89 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment2,315 [1] (2018–19[1])
Student to teacher ratio17.69[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue and Gold    

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.

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."

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[2]

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)[3]


In 2013 Michael Alison Chandler of The Washington Post wrote that C.D. Hylton High "is considered a football powerhouse."[4]

Notable alumniEdit

Specialty programsEdit

CISL (pronounced "sizzle") is the Center for International Studies and Languages at Hylton High School, founded by Margaret Holt.[6][better source needed] The CISL program includes:

  • 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


  1. ^ a b c d e "C.D. HYLTON HIGH". Search for Public Schools. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  2. ^ https://pwcs.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_340140/File/Accountability/SchoolDataProfiles/HS%20Profiles/Hylton.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "SAT scores up at four Prince William schools". INSIDENOVA.COM. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  4. ^ Chandler, Michael Alison (2013-08-23). "Woodbridge high school provides top recruit with lots of options". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  5. ^ Williams, Preston (2012-03-30). "Hylton tops Westfield in Virginia high school baseball behind Andre Scrubb". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  6. ^ "Hylton High School – CISL Home Page". hylton.schools.pwcs.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2016-01-12.