School History: Luther Jackson High School

Remembering Our Past

Luther Jackson High School opened on September 1, 1954 and was closed in June 1965. The building was converted into an intermediate school and remains in use today. Taylor M. Williams was the only principal of Luther Jackson High School and later served as Area I Superintendent. The school has been renovated and modernized several times during its history. Since February 1981, the Fairfax County School Board has called Luther Jackson "home". Members of the community recognize the school as "the place where the School Board meets." An extensive history of Luther Jackson High School can be found on the Luther Jackson Middle School website.

Black and white photograph of Luther Jackson High School.
Luther Jackson High School, August 18, 1954.


Map showing the location of Luther Jackson High School.
Current Address: 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042

Land Records

  • Fairfax County Deed Book 910, Page 261: Sept. 7, 1951, 14.415 acres from Ottomarius Enid Stone Faison.
  • Fairfax County Deed Book 942, Page 174: January 1952, 6.516 acres from Consuelo A. Seoane and Corita G. Seoane.

Construction Records

  • Designed by architect Earl B. Bailey of Falls Church, Virginia
  • Built by Eugene Simpson & Brother Construction of Alexandria, Virginia
  • School Board Meeting Contract Awards: December 18, 1952 and January 6, 1953
  • Contract Amount: $981,358