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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.


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