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Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools
School information
Full nameFairfax County Public Schools
Street Address8115 Gatehouse Road
CityFalls Church
StateVirginia
Zip code22042
School typeschool division
Funding typePublic
Founded1870
School boardJane K. Strauss, Chairman
Ilryong Moon, Vice Chairman
Elizabeth T. Bradsher
Brad Center
Stuart D. Gibson
Martina A. Hone
Sandra S. Evans
Judith (Tessie) Wilson
James L. Raney
Kathy L. Smith
Daniel G. Storck
Eugene J. Coleman III, student representative
SuperintendentJack D. Dale
Staff22,150
Enrolment175,296
CampusSuburban
AreaFairfax County, Virginia

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The Fairfax County Public Schools system (abbreviated FCPS) is a branch of the Fairfax County government which administers public schools in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. FCPS' headquarters is located at 8115 Gatehouse Road in an unincorporated section of the county near the city of Falls Church; the headquarters has a Falls Church address but is not within the city limits.

With over 170,000 students enrolled, FCPS is the largest public school system in the Baltimore-Washington and Northern Virginia Metropolitan Area. The superintendent of schools is Jack D. Dale. The school division is the 12th largest school system in the nation

and maintains the largest school bus fleet of any school system in the United States.

The most notable commitment the county makes to its school system is the allocation of 53.5% of its 2011 fiscal budget to the school system. Including state and federal government contributions, along with citizen and corporate contributions, this brings the 2010 fiscal budget for the school system to $2.2 billion. The school system has estimated that, based on the 2010 fiscal budget, the county will invest $12,550 in each student during the 2010-2011 school year.

Fairfax County Public Schools Video

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is a new policy in Fairfax County Public Schools that encourages students to bring personal devices to help with their instru...
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All rising sixth grade students in Virginia are required to receive a booster shot for the TDAP vaccine.
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George C. Marshall High School students rap to celebrate the Fall 2013 opening of the "Statesmen Station", a café-style serving area that will feature a sala...
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Please join us in our cause to Save Clifton Elementary School. This school is a vital and integral part of this small community. Please visit http://www.save...
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Maddie Assel, a musical theater student from Centreville High School, auditions and competes on American Idol.
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Bus safety is a priority for Fairfax County Public Schools and new school buses are safer than ever.
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Ryan welcomes students, teachers and families back to school, invites them to attend the School Board's Education Summit and the first annual School Board li...
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FCPS ensures that all bus drivers are well-trained to safely transport students.
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FCPS teachers attend a training session to help them fight illiteracy in schools.
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An interview with Louise Epstein, a long-time schools advocate in Fairfax County. Louise co-founded FAIRGRADE and the Fairfax Education Coalition, and discus...
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Patch--Nineteen percent of all -Fairfax County Public School- students qualify for free or reduced lunch, meaning their families are unable to adequately meet their ... - Date : Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:45:01 GMT+00:00
Officials Weigh Opening New Middle School in January or September 2012 - Lorton Patch Tweet this news
Lorton Patch---Fairfax County Public Schools- (-FCPS-) called a meeting to gather public opinion on the issue last night in the auditorium of South County Secondary School ... - Date : Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:55:08 GMT+00:00
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Washington Post--According to the 2009 -Fairfax County- Youth Survey, released last month, more than 20 percent of students in -county public schools- reported having a dating ... - Date : Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:47:15 GMT+00:00
School Notes - Fairfaxtimes.com Tweet this news
Fairfaxtimes.com--A ceremony marking the beginning of construction of a elementary school in Annandale is scheduled for 1 pm Friday. -Fairfax County Public Schools- is building ... - Date : Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:01:31 GMT+00:00
Fairfax County Community Calendar, Nov. 11 to 18, 2010 - Washington Post Tweet this news
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Closing of a School: A School Board Decision - Centre View Tweet this news
Centre View--It was done to benefit the students of Clifton, the students of this county and the -Fairfax County Public School- system. The following is a response to ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:30:56 GMT+00:00
Food for Thought - Ocean City Today Tweet this news
Ocean City Today--While we are on the subject of school meals, Virginia's -Fairfax County Public Schools-' nutrition program was named the best in the country, according to the ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:24:15 GMT+00:00
Bleak forecast for schools budget - Fairfaxtimes.com Tweet this news
Fairfaxtimes.com--Hoping to fully fund the 2011-2012 school year budget, -Fairfax County Public Schools- staff presented an early budget proposal ... - Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:09:02 GMT+00:00
Local Teacher Receives Presidential Treatment - Springfield Connection Tweet this news
Springfield Connection--Lindsay, who has been teaching in the -Fairfax County Public School- system for 35 years, is also a playwright and author whose main purpose is to educate. ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:10:33 GMT+00:00
FCPS Changes Proposal for Clifton Closure, Overcrowding - Virginia Connection Newspapers Tweet this news
Virginia Connection Newspapers---FAIRFAX COUNTY Public Schools- staff has proposed shuttering Clifton primarily because its estimates show the school is significantly more expensive to ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:25:28 GMT+00:00

FCPS High Schools' Rankings on Newsweeks
America's Top Public High Schools.
School Name 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Annandale 623 516 862 924 960 1004 1279
Centreville 177 149 99 112 106 131 141
Chantilly 72 94 162 133 126 136 224
Edison 425 692 657 694 751 798 804
Fairfax 92 196 211 157 258 133 182
Falls Church 128 289 395 1323 390 198 486
Hayfield N/A N/A 356 783 806 510 567
Herndon 115 174 139 161 145 166 153
Langley 31 50 81 72 55 102 118
Lee 787 1019 1215 1323 801 812 1218
Madison 787 1019 123 141 152 199 144
Marshall 184 187 201 211 254 159 203
McLean 152 128 86 76 99 115 102
Mount Vernon 305 729 636 1323 1398 1217 1516
Oakton 143 103 105 103 105 157 158
South County N/A N/A N/A N/A 143 176 308
South Lakes 407 383 608 842 515 570 221
Stuart 230 371 368 458 330 285 446
West Potomac 108 403 295 198 221 270 550
West Springfield 145 141 155 172 250 263 280
Westfield 48 126 142 179 148 192 353
Woodson 23 34 91 65 74 72 92

Fairfax County Public Schools

High SchoolsAnnandale * Centreville * Chantilly * Edison * Fairfax * Falls Church * Herndon * Jefferson * Langley * Lee * Madison * Marshall * McLean * Mount Vernon * Oakton * South Lakes * Stuart * West Potomac * West Springfield * Westfield * Woodson
Secondary SchoolsHayfield * Lake Braddock * Robinson * South County
Alternative High SchoolsBryant * Mountain View * Pimmit Hills



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