School Boundary Adjustments

Everything you need to know about school boundary information, including the boundary locator.

School assignment is determined by residence address. Visit the boundary (attendance area) locator to determine a school assignment for your address. School boundaries are reevaluated each year and may be adjusted. School boundary information is provided for the current school year only.  For any address located in a new development, contact the Office of Facilities Planning Services at 571-423-2330 to verify school assignment.

Boundary Maps

Countywide boundary maps can be viewed and printed through the Maps page, and can also be purchased for $12 from the Office of Facilities Planning Services, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.

Individual school boundary maps can be viewed and printed through the Schools and Centers Directory.

Proposed Boundary Adjustments

For boundary adjustments affecting fifteen percent or more of the enrollment at a school, the Division Superintendent is directed to consider the need to make adjustments governed by School Board Policy 8130.

Recommended boundary adjustment options and program changes are included in the annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for future consideration only.  

The Fairfax County School Board began discussions regarding Policy 8130 in 2018. Learn more about the boundary policy review.

Administrative Boundary Changes

Pursuant to School Board Policy 8130, the Superintendent is authorized to administratively adjust school attendance areas, after consultation with the affected School Board representative(s), when any one of the following circumstances occurs:

A. An emergency or other overriding public need requires such a change.
B. New unoccupied housing requires reassignment to avoid school crowding or to facilitate student transportation.
C. Less than five percent of the enrollment of each school will be affected, and analysis indicates the change will improve the operating efficiency of the school division.

Contact Us

For additional information on boundary studies, please contact the Office of Facilities Planning Services at 571-423-2330 or you may submit your inquiry or question online.

McLean High School

A boundary adjustment has been proposed to provide capacity relief to McLean High School.

Glen Forest Elementary School

A boundary adjustment has been proposed to help alleviate transportation concerns, lunch time scheduling, and improve student safety.