Chantilly High School

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Chantilly High School
Chantillyhigh logo.jpg
4201 Stringfellow Road
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
United States
Coordinates 38°52′50″N 77°24′23″W / 38.8805°N 77.4065°W / 38.8805; -77.4065Coordinates: 38°52′50″N 77°24′23″W / 38.8805°N 77.4065°W / 38.8805; -77.4065
School type Public, high school
Founded 1972
School district Fairfax County Public Schools
Superintendent Steven Lockard
Principal Dr. Scott Poole
Staff approximately 356
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,661 (2010–11[1])
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Purple and white          
Athletics conference Concorde District
Northern Region
Mascot Chargers
Rival Centreville High School
Westfield High School
Oakton High School
Newspaper The Purple Tide
Feeder schools Franklin Middle School
Rocky Run Middle School
Rachel Carson Middle School

Chantilly High School (CHS) is a public high school located in the Chantilly CDP in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.[2] It is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools system.


Chantilly High School is home to four years of study, 9th–12th grade. It is organized into five different "subschools" which each provide administration for a different group of students. Subschools 1–4 are divided by student surnames. Subschool 5 consists of the Chantilly Center, a special-education co-facility which serves students from a wider geographical area than the rest of Chantilly High School. The school uses a block scheduling system.

Chantilly was listed in Newsweek in 2003 as the 72nd-best[3] public high school in America.

Chantilly High School is also home to Chantilly Academy, which offers classes for students in the FCPS school district, including culinary, engineering, Auto Tech, Cisco Networking, and Cosmetology.[4] A full listing of classes may be found at their web site[5] The Academy is home to Chantilly Robotics,[6] a FIRST robotics[7] team participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition, composed of students from around FCPS. Chantilly Academy is also home to VA-20012, Chantilly Academy Air Force Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corp). The mission of the program is to build better citizens through the practice of leadership. The program hase one of the state's highest achieving drill team and color guards.[citation needed]

In 2015–2016, students were approximately 31% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 7% non-Hispanic black and 44% non-Hispanic white; just over 52% were male.[8]

Arts and activities[edit]

Many of the sports teams offer a Varsity and Junior Varsity team, and many have qualified for district, regional, or state competitions. Various clubs and honor societies are active throughout the school year. In December 2007, The Odyssey's adviser-teacher, Mary Kay Downes, won the National Yearbook Adviser of the Year award for her work for yearbooks all over the county.[9]

Academic awards[edit]

Chantilly is also renowned for its achievement in inter-scholastic competitions. In 2006, Chantilly won the VHSL AAA division's Wachovia Cup in academics, beating out rivals Westfield High School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. The cup has competitions in 8 different areas, including Newspaper, Newsmagazine, Yearbook, Scholastic Bowl, Debate, Forensics, Literary Magazine, and Theater. This will have been the 8th time Chantilly has won the Wachovia Cup in 12 years. The Chantilly Speech and Debate team has competed on the national level, having finalists at Princeton, Harvard and UC Berkeley tournaments, as well as VHSL State winners and qualifiers for Nationals.

Test scores[edit]

Chantilly High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia. The average SAT score in 2006 for Chantilly was 1628 (535 in Critical Reading, 565 in Math, and 528 in Writing). As of 2011, Chantilly High School students exceeded state average SOL scores for all major exam categories. [10]


Teacher scandals[edit]

In March 2006, Thomas Newlun, 53, a special education teacher, allegedly gave a small amount of marijuana to a 17-year-old student during a break between classes. Newlun was charged with distribution of marijuana to a minor, drug distribution on school property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.[11]

On 11 January 2008, Spanish teacher Matthew McGuire was arrested on charges of using his computer to solicit sex with a minor. McGuire also coached track at Chantilly. Arlington County police said they arrested McGuire at his Alexandria home after investigating his online activities for several months. According to Alexandria court records, a detective posing as a 13-year-old girl named Jessica had several conversations with McGuire between March and December 2007.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]


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