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  • Total Schools
    212
  • Students
    177,606
  • Grades
    PK, K-12
  • Reviews
    3,983 3.6

Fairfax County Public Schools is centered in Darnestown, Virginia. It has 177,606 students attending 212 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 86% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $2,470,926,000, spending an average of $14,162 per student. There have been 3,983 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

Gatehouse Adm Ctr 1
Falls Church VA 22042

Academics Read more about this district's academics

Reviews
3.6 from 3,983 reviews

    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Administration & Policies at Lee High School: Counselors and administration were available, but there was not an extensive amount of outreach from the administration to students and families.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Teachers at Lee High School: While I always had one or two very engaging teachers each semester, I know that a lot of the faculty had become complacent, and would not be as available to students or challenge us to do our best. However, all teachers, in my experience, graded fairly.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 5
    Educational Outcomes at Lee High School: Because the school forced me to be individually motivated, I was very prepared to take on my studies independently in college.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Academics at Lee High School: One can achieve academic success, but the school relies too heavily on individual motivation and a lot of kids weren't encouraged to do as well has they could have.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 2
    Sports & Fitness at Lee High School: As a three-sport athlete, I was disappointed at the efforts made by the school to build up the programs; a lot of the sports I played were coached by individuals that had recently graduated from the school themselves. The coaches that were qualified also were not very financially or logistically supported adequately by the student activities department.

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Lake Braddock Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Robinson Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 Hayfield Secondary School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
3.66 Westfield High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 South County Secondary School Public 7-12 Middle, High
3.66 Annandale High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Chantilly High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Fairfax High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Centreville High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Herndon High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 West Springfield High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 West Potomac High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Oakton High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 South Lakes High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Woodson High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Langley High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Madison High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 McLean High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Lee High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Public 9-12 High
2.66 Mount Vernon High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Stuart High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Edison High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Marshall High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Falls Church High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Carson Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.33 Longfellow Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
3.66 Lanier Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
1.66 Glasgow Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.33 Sandburg Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
3.33 Poe Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Jackson Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Liberty Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
1.33 Baileys Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Fort Belvoir Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Powell Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Irving Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.33 Frost Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Kilmer Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Hunters Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.00 Whitman Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Rocky Run Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
2.66 Herndon Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.33 Spring Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Greenbriar West Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Centreville Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Glen Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Providence Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Eagle View Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Bull Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Hughes Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Stone Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
3.33 Lorton Station Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Franklin Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 London Towne Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Kent Gardens Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Colvin Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Mantua Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Hybla Valley Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.33 Annandale Terrace Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Sangster Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Waples Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Oak Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Churchill Road Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Laurel Ridge Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Cooper Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Mosby Woods Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Laurel Hill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Key Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.00 Twain Middle School Public, Magnet 7-8 Middle
4.00 Navy Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Island Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Brookfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.66 Herndon Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Forest Edge Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Centre Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Orange Hunt Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Louise Archer Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Daniels Run Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Stratford Landing Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Greenbriar East Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Thoreau Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Haycock Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Poplar Tree Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Parklawn Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Hutchison Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Crossfield Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Union Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Lane Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Holmes Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Bonnie Brae Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.00 Saratoga Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Forestville Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Deer Park Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Floris Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Braddock Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Lees Corner Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Waynewood Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Oak View Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 White Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Religion Grades Grade Level
3.00 Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School Catholic 9-12 High
4.00 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Episcopal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Sidwell Friends School Quaker PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Flint Hill School None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Lycee Rochambeau French International School None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 St. John's College High School Catholic 9-12 High
3.00 Paul VI Catholic High School Catholic 9-12 High
4.00 The Potomac School None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Gonzaga College High School Catholic 9-12 High
4.00 Washington International School None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Bishop Ireton High School Catholic 9-12 High
St. Mary's Catholic School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Islamic Saudi Academy Muslim 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Virginia Academy Inter-/Non-denominational PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Landon School None 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Catholic PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 Grace Brethren Christian School Anabaptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Holton-Arms School None 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Maret School None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Bullis School None 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 German School Washington, D.C. None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Nysmith School for the Gifted None PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Trinity Christian School Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
The Boyd School None PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 St. Albans School Episcopal 4-12 Elementary, Middle, High
St. Joseph Elementary School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Timothy School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. James Catholic School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 National Cathedral School Episcopal 4-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.00 Christ Chapel Academy Pentecostal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 The Academy of the Holy Cross Catholic 9-12 High
St. Elizabeth Elementary School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Mary of Nazareth School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Episcopal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Norwood School None K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Leo the Great School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School Episcopal PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
All Saints Catholic School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
The Langley School None PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Catholic 9-12 High
4.00 Georgetown Preparatory School Catholic 9-12 High
St. Bernadette School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Jane de Chantal School Catholic 1-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Theresa School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 The Heights School Catholic 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Our Lady of Good Counsel School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
Christian Faith & Fellowship School Inter-/Non-denominational PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Corpus Christi School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Episcopal High School Episcopal 9-12 High
3.33 McLean School of Maryland None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
St. Bernadette School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Mark Catholic School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 British School of Washington None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Holy Redeemer Catholic Elementary School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Louis Catholic School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
Beauvoir the National Cathedral Elementary School Episcopal PK, K-3 Pre-K, Elementary
Immanuel Christian School Inter-/Non-denominational K-8 Elementary, Middle
Holy Spirit School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Congressional Schools of Virginia None PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Golden Pond School None PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
St. Agnes School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Bean Tree Learning Center None PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Seton School Catholic 7-12 Middle, High
Merritt Academy Inter-/Non-denominational PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Veronica Catholic School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
Heritage Christian School Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Holy Trinity School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Pope Paul the Great Catholic High School Catholic 9-11 Middle
St. Thomas More Cathedral School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Francis of Assisi School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 The Field School None 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 Montrose Christian School Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Madeira School None 9-12 High
Washington Episcopal School Episcopal PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
The Woods Academy Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.66 Edmund Burke School None 6-12 Middle, High
3.33 Connelly School of the Holy Child Catholic 6-12 Middle, High
Browne Academy None PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Green Acres School None PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mary's School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
National Christian Academy Pentecostal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Country Day School None PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Lowell School None PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Calvary Road Christian School Baptist PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Philip the Apostle School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Jude School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Washington Hebrew Congregation Early Childhood Center Jewish PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Burgundy Farm Country Day School None PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Raphael School Catholic PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
Our Lady of Mercy School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
Little Flower School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Columba Catholic School Catholic K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Andrew Apostle School Catholic 1-8 Elementary, Middle
Westminster School None K-8 Elementary, Middle
Our Lady of Lourdes School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Nativity Catholic School Catholic PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.00 Washington Waldorf School None PK, 1-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Nearby School Districts

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Falls Church City Public Schools
3.00 Alexandria City Public Schools
4.33 Arlington County Public Schools
2.33 District of Columbia Public Schools
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools
3.33 Manassas Park City Public Schools
3.00 Manassas City Public Schools
3.66 Prince William County Public Schools
4.00 Loudoun County Public Schools
3.00 Charles County Public Schools

Comparable School Districts

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Schools
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools 16 mi. 205
1.66 Prince George's County Public Schools 25 mi. 211
3.00 Baltimore County Public Schools 49 mi. 173
1.66 Philadelphia City School District 133 mi. 266
3.66 Wake County Schools 223 mi. 170
3.00 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 321 mi. 175
3.66 Gwinnett County Schools 506 mi. 134
3.00 Jefferson County Public Schools 459 mi. 174
2.00 Dekalb County Schools 521 mi. 145
3.33 Fulton County Schools 524 mi. 105

Around Fairfax County Public Schools

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Student Demographics Read more about this district's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 52%
Female 48%

Overall Student Diversity

Fairfax County Public Schools United States Montgomery County Public Schools Prince George's County Public Schools Baltimore County Public Schools Philadelphia City School District Wake County Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Gwinnett County Schools Jefferson County Public Schools Dekalb County Schools Fulton County Schools
White 43.4% 51.6% 33.8% 4.6% 45.2% 13.8% 49.2% 32.0% 30.7% 50.9% 11.0% 33.0%
Hispanic 21.9% 24.5% 26.0% 22.4% 6.3% 18.7% 15.1% 18.0% 25.1% 6.6% 12.7% 12.7%
Asian 19.3% 4.7% 14.3% 2.9% 6.2% 7.4% 6.2% 5.0% 10.2% 3.1% 5.5% 9.3%
African American 10.4% 15.2% 21.2% 67.6% 38.6% 56.3% 24.7% 42.0% 29.8% 37.0% 69.0% 42.0%
Multiracial 4.6% 2.6% 4.4% 1.7% 3.3% 3.6% 4.3% 2.5% 3.7% 2.2% 1.5% 2.9%
Native American 0.2% 1.1% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
PreK 1.7%
Kindergarten 7.6%
Grade 1 7.6%
Grade 2 7.6%
Grade 3 7.5%
Grade 4 7.4%
Grade 5 7.4%
Grade 6 7.3%
Grade 7 7.3%
Grade 8 7.4%
Grade 9 7.9%
Grade 10 7.7%
Grade 11 8.0%
Grade 12 7.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this district's educational outcomes