Clifton High School (Clifton, Virginia)

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Coordinates: 38°47′1.6″N 77°23′18.7″W / 38.783778°N 77.388528°W / 38.783778; -77.388528

Clifton High School
Location
7100 Clifton Road
Clifton, VA 20124

Information
Type Public school
Established 1912

Clifton High School was a former high school that was located on the current site of Clifton Elementary School in the northern part of the town limits of Clifton, Virginia. The school was built in 1912 and torn down in 1947, and the current Clifton Elementary School was built on the site in 1953. The school occupies a wooded, hillside site, and was the first Fairfax County public high-school, and one of the first racially integrated schools in the state of Virginia was located.

History[edit]

Clifton schoolhouse[edit]

Since 1885 there have been many "Clifton Schools" that were located where the building still stands. The first building was a one room schoolhouse where about 35 students attended until 1912 when the construction of Clifton High School was completed.

Clifton Elementary School[edit]

The new Clifton Elementary School was built in 1952. It had four class rooms, a library and an auditorium. In 1954 two more class rooms were added. The upper play ground was built in 1955.

A significant addition in 1984 doubled the size of the school adding several classrooms and a gymnasium.