McLean High School Proposed Boundary Adjustment

Proposed boundary adjustment to provide capacity relief

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is considering a boundary adjustment to provide capacity relief to McLean High School. Currently, McLean HS has more than 2,350 students in a building with design capacity of 1,993 students. Enrollment at McLean HS is projected to increase in the next five years.


Langley High School, which is close in proximity to McLean HS, recently completed a renovation that increased its design capacity to 2,370 students. Current enrollment at Langley is 1,972. Enrollment at Langley HS is projected to remain the same or decrease in the next five years. FCPS is not planning to recommend moving students out of Langley HS as part of this boundary adjustment. 


FCPS is considering recommending that the School Board approve a boundary adjustment to move some McLean High School students to Langley High School. Some students who currently attend McLean HS could be reassigned from McLean HS to Langley HS, if the boundary adjustment is approved. 


Two boundary scope community meetings were held in December. No decisions were made at the meetings. The purpose of the meetings was to provide information to the community and receive community input via small group work.


FCPS staff presented information and scenarios for consideration on how to reduce McLean HS enrollment by moving some students to Langley HS. After the presentation, community members worked in small groups to discuss the information and provide feedback. 


The community feedback from the boundary scope meetings will be used to develop options. The options will be presented to the community at boundary study meetings in the spring. The community will be notified once the spring meeting dates have been determined. Additional feedback will be collected at the boundary study meetings and used to provide a recommendation to the School Board. The School Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment prior to voting at a School Board meeting. 

Boundary Scope Community Meetings

The information presented at the boundary scope community meetings on December 2 and December 4:

Scenarios were presented to the community for consideration and to encourage discussion. The feedback about the scenarios and other thoughts and ideas collected at the community meetings will be used to form options. The options will be presented to the community at boundary study meetings that will be scheduled in spring 2020. 

  • Scenario A

    Map show possible adjustment area from McLean HS to Langley HS

  • Scenario B

    Map show possible adjustment area from McLean HS to Langley HS

  • Scenario C

    Map show possible adjustment area from McLean HS to Langley HS

Feedback from December 2 Meeting at Langley HS

Community members offered feedback on the proposed boundary adjustment
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Feedback from December 4 Meeting at McLean HS

Community members offered feedback on the proposed boundary adjustment
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School Boundary Adjustment Process

Learn more about the boundary adjustment process.