The Concorde District is a high school conference in the state of Virginia that includes public schools exclusively from Fairfax County. AAA is the largest enrollment class and also typically the most competitive level in Virginia high school sports.
In the VHSL realignment for the 2013-2014 school year, all of the schools in the Concorde District will be the Group 6A classification. For the first round of post-season competition, the members of the Concorde District also comprise Conference 5 of the Group 6A, North Region. The Concorde District is one of only two VHSL districts coterminous with a conference.
- 1 About the district
- 2 2013-2014 district champions
- 3 AAA athletic team championships won by Concorde District schools in 2009-2010
- 4 AAA athletic and academic team championships won by Concorde District schools in 2008-2009
- 5 AAA athletic and academic team championships won by Concorde District schools in 2007-2008
- 6 State champions since the 2002-2003 school year
- 7 Member schools
- 8 Former Concorde members
- 9 External links
About the district
The Concorde District was founded in 1993 as part the realignment of the Northern Region. The charter members of the district, which began play in the 1994-1995 school year, were Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, Jefferson, Oakton, South Lakes, and W.T. Woodson, all of Fairfax County. All seven schools were among the largest schools in the Northern Region at the time, playing Division 6 football.
In 1997, Potomac Falls High School of Loudoun County opened and joined the Concorde District due to its proximity to its member schools, but was not competitive because its size which was well below the AA/AAA cutoff, and also because it was a new school. Potomac Falls moved to the AA Northwestern District in 1999, and Woodson High School moved to the Liberty District, reuniting it with crosstown rival Fairfax which dropped the Concorde to six schools.
In 2000, Westfield opened and joined the Concorde, making it the second newly established school to join the district. South Lakes left the Concorde in 2003 to the Liberty due to declining enrollment, and Jefferson was allowed to play in the National District for football while remaining in the Concorde for other sports.
In 2005, Jefferson moved to the Liberty, while Fairfax moved to the Concorde, and Robinson was moved from the Patriot to the Concorde district. In 2009, Fairfax returned to the Liberty.
Herndon is currently the smallest school in the Concorde District with about 2,200 students, and Westfield is the largest at around 3,200. Robinson enrolls well over 4,000 students in grades 7-12, with about 2,800 in grades 9-12.
The Concorde District is best known for football, in which a Concorde District team has made the AAA Division 6 championship game from 2000–2007, including Robinson's 2001 championship season and 2004 runner up campaigns during their time in the Patriot District. In addition, the district has brought four AAA Division 6 championships in that span with Centreville (2000), Westfield (2003, 2007), and Oakton (2005). Oakton, Robinson, and Chantilly were in the top 10 in the standings for the AAA Wachovia Cup for Athletics, based on their performance in all sports in the 2005-2006 year.
Centreville football played in the 2011 AAA Division 6 championship and lost to Oscar Smith. In 2012, Oakton made it to the state semis before losing to eventual state champion, L.C. Bird.
Academically, the Concorde District schools are among the strongest in the nation, offering advanced placement and IB classes. All of the Concorde schools average over 1100 on the SAT and a large number of their students go to prestigious colleges and universities. Chantilly won the AAA Wachovia Cup for Academics, and Westfield was the runner up based on academic activities in the 2005-2006 year. In 2007, all schools in the Concorde District made the top 200 on the Newsweek Top Public High Schools list, with Oakton at 99, Centreville at 107, Chantilly at 125, Fairfax at 149, Robinson at 150, Herndon at 153, and Westfield at 170. The ranking is determined based on a ratio of students taking AP or IB classes to the number of graduating seniors.
2013-2014 district champions
Fall Sports Champions
Winter Sports Champions
Spring Sports Champions
AAA athletic team championships won by Concorde District schools in 2009-2010
- Boys Golf: Westfield
- Boys Swim and Dive: Oakton
- Girls Swim and Dive: Robinson
- Boys Football: Oakton
AAA athletic and academic team championships won by Concorde District schools in 2008-2009
- Boys Soccer: Robinson
- Boys Cross Country: Oakton
- Boys Swim and Dive: Robinson
- Girls Swim and Dive: Robinson
AAA athletic and academic team championships won by Concorde District schools in 2007-2008
- Cheerleading: Chantilly
- Division 6 Football: Westfield
- Boys Swimming and Diving: Robinson
- Girls Swimming and Diving: Fairfax
- Girls Lacrosse: Oakton
- Boys Lacrosse: Chantilly
State champions since the 2002-2003 school year
Virginia State Championships Year Sport/Competition School 2003 AAA Football Division 6 Westfield 2003 AAA Girls Cross Country Herndon 2003 AAA Girls Swimming and Diving Jefferson 2004 AAA Boys Cross Country Jefferson 2004 AAA Boys Outdoor Track Westfield 2004 AAA Creative Writing Chantilly 2004 AAA Girls Swimming and Diving Jefferson 2004 AAA Scholastic Bowl Jefferson 2005 AAA Boys Cross Country Oakton 2005 AAA Football Division 6 Oakton 2005 AAA Scholastic Bowl Jefferson 2006 AAA/AA Boys Lacrosse Robinson 2006 AAA Boys Swimming and Diving Robinson 2006 AAA Boys Tennis Robinson 2006 AAA Creative Writing Chantilly 2006 AAA/AA Girls Lacrosse Oakton 2007 AAA Boys Swimming and Diving Robinson 2007 AAA Boys Tennis Robinson 2007 AAA/AA Boys Lacrosse Robinson 2007 AAA/AA Girls Lacrosse Oakton 2007 AAA Cheerleading Chantilly 2007 AAA Football Division 6 Westfield 2008 AAA Boys Swimming and Diving Robinson 2008 AAA Girls Swimming and Diving Fairfax 2008 AAA/AA Girls Lacrosse Oakton 2008 AAA/AA Boys Lacrosse Chantilly 2008 AAA Girls Soccer Robinson 2008 AAA Boys Tennis Robinson 2008 AAA Boys Cross Country Oakton 2009 AAA Boys Swim and Dive Robinson 2009 AAA Girls Swim and Dive Robinson 2009 AAA/AA Girls Lacrosse Chantilly 2009 AAA Girls Soccer Chantilly 2010 AAA Boys Swim and Dive Oakton 2012 AAA Girls Basketball Oakton 2012 AAA Girls Swim and Dive Oakton 2012 AAA/AA Girls Lacrosse Oakton 2012 AAA Boys Cross Country Chantilly 2013 AAA Boys Lacrosse Chantilly 2013 6A Boys Golf Chantilly 2013 6A Boys Cross Country Chantilly 2013 6A Girls Cross Country Oakton 2013 6A Football Centreville
- includes schools only when they were in the district
- Centreville Wildcats, Clifton
- Chantilly Chargers, Chantilly
- Herndon Hornets, Herndon
- Oakton Cougars, Vienna
- Robinson Rams, Fairfax
- Westfield Bulldogs, Chantilly
Former Concorde members
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (now in the Liberty District), played 1993-2005
- Potomac Falls High School (now in the Dulles District), played 1997-1999
- South Lakes High School (now in the Liberty District), played 1993-2003
- W.T. Woodson High School (now in the Patriot District), played 1993-1999
- Fairfax High School (now in the Liberty District), played 2005-2009