Are you looking for a new home near McNair Elementary 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 near McNair Elementary School? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for an elementary school parents usually want to know about the size of the school, the student to teacher ratio, the school’s ratings, and available options for before and after care. Below I’ve listed 4 things that will help you determine if McNair Elementary is the right fit your you and your family.

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4 Things About McNair Elementary

Academics

McNair is a center for Fairfax County Advanced Academic Placement. It offers full-time advanced placement for eligible students that focuses on four core content areas. The program is designed to meet the needs of advanced learners.

Over the last 15 years, enrollment in these AAP programs have more than triple which is caused a swell in both the number of schools turned into centers and the number of schools that offer Level IV programs.

Eligible students with Level IV academic placement whose base school doesn’t offer Level IV classes may attend McNair.

There are many activities for students before, during, and after school:

  • Student Council Association -The SCA is a leadership and service organization that conducts service projects and promotes school spirit. The SCA meets regularly to plan and work on these projects.
  • WMS news – student produced morning news program starring McNair students
  • Chorus, Band, and Strings – students in the upper grades may choose to participate in one of these electives in addition to general music
Enrollment

There are just over 1300 students enrolled at McNair Elementary each school year making it one of the largest elementary schools in Fairfax County.

Students living in the Herndon subdivisions of Coppermill,Fox Mill Station, Great Oak, McNair Farms, McNair Farms Landbay, and Woodland Park may attend McNair. McNair is in the Westfield Pyramid that means if your child goes to McNair they’ll go to Stone Middle School then Westfield High School.

We always recommend you check out the Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decision to buy or rent a home.

School Hours

One important thing to consider is the school’s hours of operation. McNair’ hours are Monday through Friday are 8:45 to 3:30 for grades K – 6th.

If you need to be at work by 8:30 that could present some challenges for you, especially if you’re commuting to the District or the Pentagon.

McNair offers SACC which is a before and after-school program has with the Office for Children of Fairfax County. However, I have to warn you that SACC often times has a waiting list that’s months long. Check out the SACC website to see if there are spots currently available.

If you are unable to get your child signed up for SACC there are a number of private before and after care programs in the area that will drop off and pick up your child.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement has been linked to student achievement. When looking for a school for your kids you’re also looking for a school that’s a good fit for you as well.

The McNair PTA supports a number of activities in the community including social events and fundraisers. Each school year the PTA offers a number of fee-based after-school enrichment programs. They vary year to year and range from science focused to athletics and the arts.

The school welcomes parents to set up a time with your child’s teacher to volunteer in the classroom, read a book to the class, or come in to have lunch with your child. Your level of involvement can be as much or as little as you like.


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McNair Elementary 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 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 McNair Elementary School as 6/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 383rd of 1,097 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending McNair Elementary School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Carson Middle School which feeds into Westfield 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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McNair Elementary School Location

McNair Elementary School is located at:
2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20171.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-793-4800.

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