School History: Eleven Oaks Elementary School

Remembering Our Past

Eleven Oaks Elementary School opened on September 8, 1953, and was closed in June 1966. The majority of Eleven Oaks students were integrated into Burke, Centreville, Clifton, Fairview, Lorton, and Westmore elementary schools. Like Drew-Smith, Eleven Oaks served as a site for the Head Start program. The building was later used by FCPS for administrative offices. Eleven Oaks Elementary School was demolished in 2008, and George Mason Boulevard runs through the former school property. Learn more about Eleven Oaks Elementary School and its predecessor the Fairfax Rosenwald School.

Black and white aerial photograph of Eleven Oaks Elementary School.
Eleven Oaks Elementary School, 1958. Courtesy of the Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library.


Map showing the location of Eleven Oaks Elementary School.
Demolished. Former Address: 10515 School Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Land Records

  • Fairfax County Liber A, No. 9, Folio 209: Nov. 10, 1932, 1.1526 acres from John S. Barbour and Mary G. Barbour, his wife.

Construction Records

  • Designed by architects W. Irving Dixon and Macon G. Norman
  • Built by Columbus Construction Company
  • School Board Meeting Contract Award: October 7, 1952
  • Contract Amount: $223,674


The following persons once taught at Eleven Oaks Elementary School.

  • Elnora Mills Branch
  • Rebecca Marie Britt
  • Annie Mae Costner
  • Ellis D. Dillard
  • Deloris Hawkins Evans
  • James Gaskins (Principal)
  • Gladys E. Harris
  • Janie Rucker Howard (Principal)
  • Dorothy H. Jones
  • Augustus L. Lacey
  • Harold L. Lawson
  • Elizabeth H. Mills
  • Gloria Russell Moxley
  • Alta Lee Newman
  • Addie Belle Green Pleasants
  • Marjorie Hopkins Price
  • Mary Towns Robb
  • Mary Goins Roots
  • Marion Thompkins Ross
  • Lola V. Saunders
  • Doris Jones Smith

Memories of Eleven Oaks Elementary School

In this video, sisters Brenda Marshall Duncan and Virginia Marshall share memories of the Cub Run School in Centreville and Eleven Oaks Elementary School in Fairfax.