FCPS: Opportunities to Shine in Every Area

FCPS: Opportunities to Shine in Every Area


Welcome to Fairfax County Public Schools! We are so glad you are here. No matter where you are coming from, or what your children’s interests may be, we are confident we can meet your family’s needs.

FCPS is home to students from 204 countries, who speak more than 200 languages. Our more than 180,000 students come to us from a variety of backgrounds: 15 percent receive special education services, 19 percent participate in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and 31 percent are economically disadvantaged.

While here, there are opportunities for students to shine in every area: These past few months alone, we were home to a student who placed 21st in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, multiple National Science Bee winners, a Time for Kids student journalist finalist and an International Society of Bassists solo performance competition winner.

Our students are also having a positive impact on our communities: Some have succeeded in getting historical markers erected to honor Black Virginians, digging into history

They conclude their time in our district with impressive accomplishments too. FCPS students last year took almost 16,000 advanced placement exams that can result in college credit. They outperformed their Virginia and national peers this year with an average SAT score of 1201; and 214 students from 16 high schools were named National Merit Semifinalists. Those enrolled in our Career and Technical Education program helped build a new home in Springfield that sold for more than $1 million, staffed emergency rescue teams and repaired vehicles.

We still cheer for our students after they graduate too. This summer we had the pleasure of rooting for FCPS grads in the Tokyo Olympics: our Olympian alums competed in swimming, track and rifle shooting.

I truly believe there is a place for everyone within FCPS.

We look forward to your children joining our community and helping them reach their potential and find their passion.