Detailed information about individual schools is available from each school and in School Profiles, which can be accessed at the FCPS website, www.fcps.edu. Free access to the Internet is available at Fairfax County public libraries.
The school system is divided into eight cluster, each comprising two to four high school pyramids and their feeder elementary and middle schools. A list of phone numbers for each cluster assistant superintendent can be found on page 34.
Note: To determine which schools serve your particular address, go to http://boundary.fcps.edu/boundary/ or call the Fairfax County Public Schools automated voice recognition system at 703-329-9831. If you have questions concerning boundary information, please call the boundary information phone line at 571-423-2330 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) does not rank its schools. All FCPS schools and centers share a level of excellence that has earned the school system a national reputation for high student achievement. Among the factors that make FCPS one of the top school systems in the nation are:
- Talented and committed teachers and support personnel, as evidenced by the increasing number of FCPS teachers with the prestigious National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification.
- Excellent curriculum designed to meet and exceed state standards and federal guidelines.
- Appropriately planned, designed, constructed, and operated facilities along with the technology and equipment that are necessary to promote learning and collaboration. All classrooms are wired for Internet connectivity.
- Individual students and groups annually earn honors and awards in all academic, extracurricular, and athletic areas in regional, state, and national competitions. While all Fairfax County schools share the same commitment to excellence, each school has a unique learning culture. Some offer specialized programs such as foreign language partial immersion at the elementary level and the International Baccalaureate program at the secondary level. Each school is a reflection of the community that surrounds it.
The following links provide information on FCPS and each individual Fairfax County public school. For more information, contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- About FCPS A complete overview of school system programs and services. Information about special programs, including magnet schools, high school academies, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and language immersion programs is available.
- Boundary locator Boundary Information System that identifies which Fairfax County Public School serves a particular address.
- Directory of FCPS Schools Find a school, center, and administrative center by school level, special program, or location. Links to profiles of each school, individual school web sites, and location maps. Each individual school maintains a web site that includes information on the school administration, contact information, bell schedules, supply lists, school events, and more.
- FCPS Statistics Includes information on class size, teacher load, dropouts, ethnicity, gender, mobility, retentions, suspensions, and number of students per school.
- FCPS Profiles includes data on all FCPS schools.
- How to Find the Right School Ideas for researching the school that best meets the needs of your child.
- Starting School Information on starting school in Fairfax County Public Schools for both kindergarten and other new students.