FCPS Proposes Boundary Adjustment for McLean High School

News Release
January 22, 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is proposing a boundary adjustment to provide enrollment relief to McLean High School by using available space at Langley High School. The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote on the proposed boundary adjustment at its February 4 business meeting.

FCPS is recommending that the School Board approve a boundary adjustment of a portion of the Spring Hill Elementary split feeder area to feed from Longfellow Middle and McLean High to Cooper Middle and Langley High. Any approved boundary adjustment will not affect the elementary school boundary.

The study included middle schools to provide continuity in the school feeder pattern from elementary on to middle and high schools. During the 2019-20 school year, McLean had 2,350 students with a capacity of 1,993 students, and Langley HS had 1,972 students with a capacity of 2,370 students. Longfellow Middle had 1,334 students with a capacity of 1,374 students, and Cooper Middle had 992 students. Once its renovation is complete, the school will have a capacity of 1,120 students.

The boundary adjustment process began in December 2019 with meetings at Langley High on December 2, 2019, and McLean High on December 4, 2019, when the process was explained and attendees were encouraged to provide feedback to staff about which areas should be considered in the boundary study. As a result of feedback, the School Board amended the scope to include middle schools at the work session held on March 9, 2020, and on May 7, 2020, the Board voted to install a 12-classroom modular at McLean High for capacity relief.
 
A boundary study community meeting was held on December 7, 2020, where four options were presented to the community to collect feedback for a recommendation. The feedback was used to create a recommended option to the School Board.
 
Prior to voting on the boundary adjustment, the School Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 28. 

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For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.