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

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5 Things About McLean 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.

McLean 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, FBLA, Debate Team, Model UN, Science Olympiad, and Key Club to name only a few. There are also several honor societies at McLean.

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.

Foreign Languages

All Fairfax County middle and high schools offer French and Spanish at a minimum, however, McLean High also offers American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, German, and Latin foreign language classes.

After School Activities

McLean has a team for every athlete in every season.

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


There are about 2250 students enrolled at McLean each school year in grades 9-12.

Students attending McLean High School usually attend Longfellow Middle for 7th and 8th grades. Students living in the Falls Church, McLean, and Vienna zip codes of 22042, 22043, 22046, 22101, 22102, and 22182 may be assigned to the McLean High.

I always recommended future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.


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.

McLean operates on a partial 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 high schooler can expect on a day to day basis.

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McLean High 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 McLean High School as 9/10.* rating came in at 16th of 326 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.* rating came in at #188 in National Rankings.

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McLean High School Location

McLean High School is located at:
2000 Westmoreland St, Falls Church, Virginia 22043.

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School Disclosure

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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