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

What are the most commons things parents want to know when looking for a home in the South County 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 South County High is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About South County High

School Programs

South County High offers a variety of programs for academic advancements, career prep, and extracurricular interest. Whether your child’s interest includes the military, higher education, or trade South County have a program in place to encourage and nurture that interest.

There are numerous programs and activities available for students no matter their interest: newspaper and yearbook committee, Math Team, Model Union Nations, Orchestra, Chorus, a few honor societies, and a host of other clubs and organizations. 

South County has an Army JROTC program. The JROTC is a leadership education program designed to teach leadership skills, character development, self-discipline, and citizenship.

The school also has an apprenticeship program in addition to career and technical education (CTE) for a child that may not be interested in going to college but would rather focus on a trade. 


Foreign Languages

All Fairfax County schools offer French and Spanish language classes. South County is also one of the only schools in the area that offers Latin. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approved awarding students who attain proficiency in English and one or more world languages by high school graduation with the Virginia Seal of Biliteracy.

After School Activities

Like most other high schools in the area, Mount Vernon has facilities on campus to host most athletic competitions. There’s a gymnasium, football field, soccer field, and baseball field.

South County 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 team, 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.

The forensic team (public speaking and debate) and scholastic bowl are also under the athletic department umbrella.

Enrollment

Student enrollment at South County High is about 2,200 students per school year with a student-teacher ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Students attending South County High School usually attend South County Middle for the 7th and 8th grades. Students living in Barrington, Crosspointe, Laurel Hill, Liberty,  Woodstream and the surrounding areas of the 22079 and 22039 zip code are typically assigned to South County High.  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.

South County High 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 high schooler can expect on a day to day basis.


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South County 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 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 South County High School as 7/10.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at 135th of 326 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
USNews.com* rating came in at #712 in National Rankings.


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South County High School Location

South County Middle School is located at:
8501 Silverbrook Rd,
Lorton, Virginia 22079.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-446-1600.

School Website:

Silverbrook Elementary School Billboard

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