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Fairfax County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Falls Church, VA. It has 187,797 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
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Fairfax County Public Schools Reviews
I have been enrolled in and have attended Fairfax County Public Schools for my whole life, I'm a rising senior. Moving to four different areas in my lifetime, all within Fairfax County , I have gotten to see how many different schools within the county operate. At all schools I have been pleased by the County and grateful that I am able to attend schools that are apart of it. FCPS gives you opportunities to really grow and learn so much while forming meaningful connections with teachers, staff, and peers. I have always felt safe and welcomed by the staff in all of the Fairfax County schools I have attended or visited. All schools are so diverse and offer a ton of programs, clubs, extracurriculars, and more opportunities to fit the interests and allow their students to be involved! It's an amazing school district and I am very fortunate to have grown up and received an education from within it.
I've been enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools my entire life. Thus, I'm quite familiar with it. At Haycock Elementary, I was in School Age Child Care (SACC), which kept me entertained while yielding to my parents' busy schedules. I built basic social skills at SACC, making my first real friends. At Haycock, class was active, creative, and genuine. At Longfellow Middle School, I became more independent as a student. I built study habits to handle the FCPS curriculum. I discovered myself romantically and socially. I discovered some of personal interests through electives like band. I built relationships with adults. Longfellow and FCPS provided me the tools I needed to get through the awkward middle school phase. At McLean High School, FCPS reveals itself to be inclusive, encouraging, and supportive. Teachers and staff obviously enjoy their jobs. Activities are diverse and enjoyable. My classes feel personal and unique. FCPS was a wonderful experience, and I recommend to parents.
As a former student enrolled at Annandale High School as well as being very active in inter-school sporting and theatre activities, I can confidently say that Fairfax County breeds excitement, a thirst for knowledge, and prepares its young students to achieve any goal they set their minds towards and work at. Help will always be given to those who strive to attain success!