Falls Church City Public Schools

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Falls Church City Public Schools
800 W. Broad St., Ste 203
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
School type Public, school division
School board Lawrence Webb, chairman
Phil Reitinger, vice-chairman
Greg Anderson
Justin Castillo
Erin Gill
Shannon Litton
Shawna Russell
Superintendent Dr. Peter J. Noonan
Staff 646 (as of 2017)
Grades Pre-K–12
Enrollment 2,698 (September 30, 2017)
Area Falls Church, Virginia

Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) is one of seven Pre-K through 12 International Baccalaureate public school divisions in the United States and serves students who live in the Washington, D.C. suburb of the City of Falls Church, Virginia as well as tuition students who live outside the city limits. The school division's five schools served 2,698 students in the 2017-2018 school year.[1] The on-time graduation rate is 100 percent.[1] The 2016 SAT score average was 1760.[1]

The FCCPS officially became an independent school system on June 27, 1949, when the Virginia Board of Education authorized its separation from the Fairfax County school system. Falls Church had obtained the enabling legislation to form an independent city in the year before, in 1948.

In 2018, US News & World Report ranked Falls Church, VA the Healthiest Community in America and received the only perfect 100 score in the Education subcategory of the all 500 communities included.

In 2018, 24/7WallSt.com listed Falls Church City Public Schools as the Best School District in Virginia in its special report: The Best School District in Every State.


  • Jesse Thackery Preschool (Pre-school)[2]
  • Mount Daniel School named after a street (K-1st Grade)[3]
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Grades 2-5)[4]
  • Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, named after the sister to Harriet Henderson (Grades 6-8)[5]
  • George Mason High School (Grades 9-12)[6]

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