Are you looking for a new home near Holmes Middle School? 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 Annandale pyramid? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for a middle school parents usually want to know about the size of the school, the school’s ratings, programs and courses offered, and aftercare options. Below I’ve listed 5 things that will help you determine if Holmes Middle is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About Holmes Middle


Student enrollment at Holmes Middle is just over 950 students per school year with a student-teacher ratio of 12.4 to 1 which is lower than the state average of 15.4l.


Students living in the 22003, 22312, and 22151 zip codes may be zoned to attend Holmes Middle if they attend the following elementary schools, Bren Mar Park, Columbia, North Springfield, Parklawn, and Weyanoke.

Holmes Middle is a part of both the Annandale and Edison HIgh School Pyramids. I recommend you use the Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decision about buying a home.


If you’re relocating from another part of the country you may be unfamiliar with the Fairfax County school calendar. School starts during the last week of August and ends in either the second or third week of June.

Holmes Middle operates on a block schedule where students alternate classes depending on the day of the week. In-class time is roughly one and a half hours rather than attending every class each day for 45 minutes. Here’s an example of what your student can expect on a day to day basis.

Academic Programs

Students at Holmes can take part in the school’s band or strings program. Holmes Middle offers beginning band for wind and percussion instruments, as well as, a symphonic band. Most elementary schools in the area offer band in the 5th and 6th grade. If your child has experience playing they can try out for the intermediate class.

French and Spanish language classes are also taught at Holmes.

Holmes Middle participates in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program to all of its students. Students may continue the program in grades 9-10 at either Annandale or Edison High.

After School Care

Holmes ASP (after school program) is a free after school program for middle school students made possible through contributions of the Fairfax County School Board, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Community and Recreation Services and FCPS After School Program Office, other community partners and Holmes MS teachers, administrators and staff. The activities students can elect to participate in include academic, social, physical, and artistic programs.

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Holmes Middle School Ratings

Fairfax County Elementary Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are providing ratings based on test scores, and ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.* rated Holmes Middle School as 4/10.* rating came in at 312th of 413 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Holmes Middle School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to either Annandale or Edison 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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Holmes Middle School Location

Holmes Middle School is located at:
7000 Cindy Ln, Annandale, Virginia 22003.

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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 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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