Fauquier High School
|Fauquier High School|
|705 Waterloo Road
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Fauquier County Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. David Jeck|
|Principal||Clarence Burton III|
|Color(s)||Red, Pewter, White|
|Athletics conference||Evergreen District
|Rivals||Liberty High School
Kettle Run High School
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"
In 2015 the school had 1,200 students.
Fauquier High School is a fully accredited high school based on its performance on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.
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.
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.
David Lewis was the first football player in 2008, after 10 years to receive a full athletic scholarship to a Division I college, Southern Illinois University. He then went on to play professional football upon graduation of the university.
Kyle Fortney was the AA State Discus Champion in 2010 and signed with the US Naval Academy.
In 2015 18-year old fourth year (senior) student SaraRose Martin wrote an article on a drug technique called "dabbing" after learning that some students at the school were doing this. The principal, Clarence Burton III, canceled publication of this article in the print version. Martin told Lawrence "Lou" Emerson, the editor of Fauquier Now, about the cancellation, and Emerson posted the article online on March 23, 2015. 11,400 unique visitors read the story within ten days of its publication. Burton told Martin in a letter that he feared that the article would expose pupils "to a new and dangerous drug without adult guidance."
- Banlingit, Moriah. "A principal yanked a drug article from a student newspaper, so it ran online" (Archive). Washington Post. April 5, 2015. Retrieved on September 23, 2015.
- "Administrators banned this FHS story about THC ‘dabs’" (Archive). Faquier Now. March 23, 2015. - This is referred to in the Washington Post article about the story.