Are you looking for a new home near Fairfax High? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most common things parents want to know when looking for a home in the Fairfax pyramid? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for a school parents usually want to know about the size of the school and classes, the school’s ratings, what additional programs are offered during school (AP placement and foreign languages) and after school (through the athletic department and clubs). Below I’ve listed 5 things that will help you determine if Fairfax High is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About Fairfax High

School Programs

All Fairfax County Public Schools offer open enrollment in honors and advanced placement courses. Students and parents decide which courses will be taken but school counselors and teachers provide guidelines to assist in making the appropriate selection for each student.

Fairfax High offers a variety of programs for academic advancements, career prep, and extracurricular interests.There are numerous programs and activities available for students no matter their interest: band, choir, orchestra, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Science Olympiad, Debate Team, Student Government, and the Red Cross Society, among a number of other organizations. Fairfax also has quite a few honor societies including National Honor Society, Social Studies, Science, English, Math, Music, French, Spanish, German, and Latin honor societies.

The Career and Technical Education program (CTE) allows students to learn the technical applications of different occupations while preparing for either higher education or entering the workforce.

Fairfax High is also one of the Fairfax County Public Schools Academies .A high school academy is a center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that integrate career and academic preparation.

Foreign Languages

All Fairfax County middle and high schools offer French and Spanish at a minimum, however, Fairfax High also offers German and Latin foreign language classes.

After School Activities

Fairfax has a team for every athlete in every season.

There’s cheerleading, cross country, dance, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball in the fall. As winter approaches and temperatures drop they move on to indoor sports like basketball, gymnastics, track & field, swim & dive, and wrestling. By the time spring rolls around students are back outside trying out for baseball, crew, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track & field.

Enrollment

Student enrollment is approximately 2200 at Fairfax High each school year.

Students attending Fairfax High School usually attend Franklin or Rocky Run Middle for 7th and 8th grade. Students living in the Fairfax, Centreville, Clifton, Herndon, and Oakton zip codes of 22120, 22124, 20170, 22030, 22031, 22032, 22033, and 22124 may be assigned to Fairfax High.
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I always recommended future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.

Schedule

If you’re relocating from another part of the country you may be surprised to learn that schools in Fairfax County begin the last week of August and end in either the second or third week of June.

Fairfax operates on a block schedule where students alternate classes depending on the day of the week. Block periods are roughly twice as long as traditional classes usually around 90 minutes. Here’s an example of what your high schooler can expect on a day to day basis.


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Fairfax High School Ratings


Fairfax County High Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are GreatSchools.org providing ratings based on test scores, and SchoolDigger.com ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

GreatSchools.org* rated Fairfax High School as 7/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 112th of 326 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Students attending Fairfax High School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Hughes Middle School which feeds into South Lakes High School. It is recommended that future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.


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Fairfax High School Location

Fairfax High School is located at:
3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

The school’s main phone number is:

703-219-2200

School Website:

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Fairfax County Public School boundaries provided are compiled from various sources and change frequently without notice. The approximations provided on www.AskAWalker.com are for informational purposes only and you are not advised to use in determining the legal eligibility of an individual or resident to attend a particular school. Use our website as your guide while searching for the right home and school. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school, or county directly. Visit Fairfax County Boundary Locator to look up the schools serving a specific address. Always confirm with the district the accuracy of the data prior to moving forward with a sale or purchase of any home.

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