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The AAA Patriot District is a high school conference in the state of Virginia that includes schools from eastern Fairfax County and Alexandria City. AAA is the largest enrollment class and also typically the most competitive level in Virginia high school sports. The Patriot District was founded in 1993 as part of an attempted realignment of the Northern Region.
The largest member is T.C. Williams with an enrollment of about 2,800 students (from 9th-12th grade; T.C. itself is a 10-12 school), and the smallest member is Lee with an enrollment about 2,000 students. The Patriot District schools compete in the AAA Northern Region with the schools from the AAA Concorde District, the AAA Liberty District, and the AAA National District.
District changes in 2005 and 2009
The Patriot District experienced some changes in 2005 due to realignment and the opening of South County Secondary School in Lorton. The Patriot District was determined by the Northern Region at least initially to hold only Division 6 schools, and moved Lee from the Liberty District to the Patriot. However, Robinson, a perennial Patriot member in the past was moved to the Concorde District, which caused some controversy, as it severed their rivalry with Lake Braddock. In 2009, Hayfield moved to the National District, and was replaced by Woodson.
By 2013, the VHSL moved to a 6 class system and Annandale High School became part of the 6A North Region. The Patriot District changed to the Patriot Conference with Annandale, Lake Braddock, South County, TC Williams, West Springfield, West Potomac and WT Woodson.
Current District champions
Fall '13 Sports Champions
Winter '12-13 Sports Champions
Spring '11 Sports Champions
AAA athletic and academic team championships won by Patriot District schools in 2007-2008
- Boys Basketball: T.C. Williams
State champions since 2002-2003
Virginia State Championships Year Sport/Competition School 2003 AAA Boys Swimming and Diving Robinson 2003 AAA Cheer West Springfield 2003 AAA Girls Soccer Lake Braddock 2004 AAA Boys Soccer West Springfield 2004 AAA Boys Swimming and Diving Robinson 2004 AAA Girls Cross Country Lake Braddock 2005 AAA Boys Swimming and Diving Robinson 2006 AAA Forensics West Springfield 2006 AAA Girls Soccer Lake Braddock 2007 AAA Girls Soccer Lake Braddock 2008 AAA Boys Basketball T.C. Williams
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- includes schools only when they were in the district
- Annandale Atoms, Annandale
- Lake Braddock Bruins, Burke
- Lee Lancers, Springfield
- South County Stallions, Lorton
- T.C. Williams Titans, Alexandria
- West Potomac Wolverines, Alexandria
- West Springfield Spartans, Springfield
- Woodson Cavaliers, Fairfax
- The charter member Robinson Rams of Fairfax were moved to the Concorde District in 2005.
- The charter member Hayfield Hawks of Alexandria were moved to the National District in 2009.