Fauquier High School

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Fauquier High School
Address
705 Waterloo Road
Warrenton, Virginia, 20186
USA
Coordinates 38°43′12″N 77°48′52″W / 38.72000°N 77.81444°W / 38.72000; -77.81444Coordinates: 38°43′12″N 77°48′52″W / 38.72000°N 77.81444°W / 38.72000; -77.81444
Information
School type Public high school
Founded 1963
School district Fauquier County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. David Jeck
Principal Clarence Burton III
Assistant principals Kraig Kelican
Jim Raines
Elaine Yule
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,771 (2006)
Language English
Campus Rural
Color(s)                Red, Pewter, White
Athletics conference Evergreen District
Region II
Mascot Falcons
Website

Fauquier High School is a public high school in Warrenton, Virginia. The school is part of Fauquier County Public Schools and is located at 705 Waterloo Road.

History[edit]

Fauquier opened in 1963 and is the oldest high school in Fauquier County. The county was primarily a rural area, but has experienced a high rate of growth since the 1990s, which led to Liberty High School's opening in 1994, and Kettle Run High School's opening in the fall of 2008.

The motto is sic restor mono - Latin for "With Hand on Mind"

Accreditation[edit]

Fauquier High School is a fully accredited high school based on its performance on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.

Academics[edit]

Many Fauquier students go on to Virginia colleges and universities, like Virginia Tech, George Mason, James Madison, and University of Virginia, while most of the remaining graduates move on to out-of-state institutions or stay local to Fauquier County and attend Lord Fairfax Community College.

Students in the music department compete at the county, district, state, and East Coast level, often earning top chairs. They have a large marching band program which recently won its third US Scholastic Band Association state championship in four years.

In 2007, the Fauquier Marching Band won the Marine Corps Invitational and the coveted Esprit d'Corps award performing their show "Monopoly!"

Certain students are also eligible to apply to Mountain Vista Governor's School to take advanced math, science, humanities, and research courses.

Athletics[edit]

The mascot is a falcon and the sports teams currently play in the AA Evergreen District and AA Region II. The Falcons have also played in the AAA Commonwealth District for many years, and had a couple stints in the AA Northwestern District, right after Liberty opened.

The Lady Falcons field hockey team made it in the final four of states in the 2010 season. Winning the District and runner up in regional got them to Virginia Beach to compete for first. The Falcons won their first game and had a devastating loss in the second.

Kyle Fortney was the AA State Discus Champion in 2010 and signed with the US Naval Academy.

Notable alumni[edit]

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