Are you looking for a new home near Falls Church 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 Falls Church 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 Falls Church High is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About Falls Church 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.

Falls Church 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, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Science Olympiad, Debate Team, Student Council, and the Red Cross Society, among a number of other organizations. Fairfax also has quite a few honor societies including National Honor Society, Art, Thespian, Math, Music, Japanese, French, and Spanish 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.

Falls Church 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, Falls Church High also offers Japanese, Arabic, Latin, and Vietnamese foreign language classes.

After School Activities

Falls Church 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, dance, gymnastics, track & field, swim & dive, and wrestling. By the time spring rolls around students are back outside trying out for baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track & field.

Enrollment

Student enrollment is approximately 2000 at Falls Church High each school year.

Students attending Falls Church High School usually attend Jackson Middle for 7th and 8th grade. Students living in the Annandale, Fairfax, and Falls Church subdivisions of Annalee Heights, Bel Air, Briarwood Farms, Broyhill Park, Covington, Greenway Downs, Holmes Run Acres, Pine Spring, Stonehurst, Tyler Park, West Lawn, and Woodley may be assigned to Falls Church 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.

Falls Church operates on a partial 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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Falls Church 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 Annandale High School as 3/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 239th of 326 high schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Falls Church High School Location


Falls Church High School is located at:
7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-207-4000.

School Website:

Hayfield Middle School Billboard


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