Dranesville Elementary Capital Project

Information about the Renovation and Addition

The Dranesville Elementary project was identified according to the Renovation Queue approved in 2009. Dranesville ES is ranked 53 of 63 schools in the queue. Planning and design were funded by the 2021 bond. Construction is expected to be funded with the 2023 bond. The addition and renovation project will provide: 

  • modern amenities
  • cafeteria
  • main corridor expansion
  • new classrooms
  • new library
  • renovated and enlarged gymnasium
  • security vestibule
  • relocation of the main office

Latest Update: May 16, 2024

Dranesville Elementary School Renovation Photo Gallery

Future Events

Information on future events will be posted as soon as they are planned.  

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Key Build Information

Funding: 2021 Bond (Planning/Design)
Future Building Area: 117,361 SF
Anticipated Future Capacity: 1000
Building Area: 88,776 SF
Acreage: 13.15
Prior Renovation: n/a
Prior Capacity Enhancement: n/a
2008 Renovation Rank: #53
Architect: MTFA
Contractor: TBD
Current Status: In Permitting
Estimated Start of Construction: June 2024
Estimated Completion: Winter 2026

School Information

Address: 1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 201701
FCPS Region: 1
Grades: PreK-6
HS Pyramid: Herndon HS
MS Feeder: Herndon MS
Opened: 1988
Title 1: No 
K-3 Cap: 24
Programs: PreK, AAP Local Level IV, Foreign Language in the Elementary School, Early Childhood Class Based, Preschool Autism Class, Autism, SACC (2 classrooms)

Past Engagement, Planning & Construction Information


October 4, 2023:  Fairfax County Planning Commission Meeting 

March 8, 2023:  Community Meeting


October 3, 2022: Design Feedback and Engagement Committee meeting #2 

May 31, 2022: Design Feedback and Engagement Committee meeting #1