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Fairfax High School (Fairfax, Virginia)

Fairfax High School (Fairfax, Virginia)

3500 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax (VA), 22030, United States

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(703) 219-2200

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Description Fairfax High School is a public high school in Fairfax, Virginia. The school is owned by the City of Fairfax, but is operated by Fairfax County Public Schools as part of a contractual agreement.The school building, opened in 1972, is located on Old Lee Highway in eastern Fairfax City. In 2007, FHS underwent a $54 million renovation designed by architectural firm BeeryRio7. Renovations began in March 2005 and added 86500sqft. of classroom space. Student size has increased at such a high rate that 3 trailers have been installed.DemographicsFor the 2013-2014 school year, Fairfax High School's student body was 41% White, 25% Asian, 20% Hispanic, 9% Black, 0.2% Native American, 5% Other.PrincipalsRobert Tabor 1972-1977Clarance P. Drayer 1977-1981Dr. Joan Curcio 1981-1983Harry Holsinger 1983-1988Donald Weinheimer 1988-1999Lillian Lowery 1999-2002Linda L. Thomson 2002-2005Scott Brabrand 2005-2009David Goldfarb 2009–PresentKnown forFairfax High is known for having high AP exam scores and SAT scores annually. Fairfax High has a large White and Asian population, these two ethnic groups make-up 65% of the school.The school is especially known for their marching band, state champion cheerleading team, state champion girls' swim and dive team, 7th consecutive district champion field hockey team, high school academy, AVID program, yearly AP Boot Camp, City of Fairfax-sponsored annual performing arts program in April Spotlight on the Arts, Math Creative Classrooms Program, New Chinese Language Program, Pride Time, Professional Learning Communities, Marimba program, Rewards and Remediation Program, College Success Program, and the best DECA chapter in the State of Virginia which is also ranked top 10 in the world.

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