About FCCPS

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Falls Church City Public Schools enjoys a reputation for excellence, and the division is committed to maintaining its standing as the premier small school system in the nation. Our four schools serve more than 2400 students including some tuition students who live in communities outside the City of Falls Church.

Mission Statement

The Falls Church City Public Schools, in partnership with our families and community, educates and challenges every student to succeed and become a responsible and contributing member of the global community.

Mission Statement The Falls Church City Public Schools, in partnership with our families and community, educates and challenges every student to succeed and become a responsible and contributing member of the global community.

Our Budget

Operating budget, local funds $33,682,700
Operating budget, state funds -  $3,305,600
Operating budget, federal funds -  $506,800
Total operating budget - $40,937,800

Per pupil expenditure - $16,670
Beginning teacher salary -  $44,290
Average teacher salary - $65,020

Our Schools

Jessie Thackrey Preschool - PreK
   Special needs preschool and family literacy programs
Mount Daniel Elementary - Grades K-1
Thomas Jefferson Elementary - Grades 2-5
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School - Grades 6-8
George Mason High School - Grades 9-12

Our Employees

Total number of full-time positions - 349
Total number of full-time classroom teaching positions - 175
Total number of support staff - 136
Total number of administrators - 13
Professional staff with advanced degrees - 183

Our Students (as of September 2, 2014)

Total number of students enrolled (PK-12) - 2464
Jessie Thackrey Preschool (PK) - 42
Mount Daniel Elementary (K-1) - 370
Thomas Jefferson Elementary (2-5) - 758 
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (5-8) - 539
George Mason High School (9-12) - 755
 

Graduates

Total number of 2014 graduates - 180
International Baccalaureate participants - 151
International Baccalaureate diplomas awarded - 45
On-time graduation rate - 98.4%
Graduates seeking post-secondary education - 93%

2014 SAT Scores

FCCPS average - 1773
Virginia average - 1530
National average - 1497
Percentage of FCCPS seniors who took the SAT - 80%

Ethnic Distribution of Students

Caucasian - 65%
Hispanic - 13.5%
African-American - 3.7%
Asian - 8%
Native American - .3%
Two or more - 9.5%

Diversity in the FCCPS

Native languages spoken by students - 36
English for Speakers of Other Languages enrollment (ESOL) - 160


Child Nutrition

Lunches served daily - 790
Lunch prices: Elementary School - $2.90
Middle & High School - $3.75
Adult - $3.00 - Breakfast, $4.00 - Lunch
Breakfast prices: All schools - $2.00 - Elementary, $2.50 - Secondary
Students qualifying for free/reduced price lunch - 8.4%

Transportation

Total number of school buses - 17
Total number of daily bus runs - 31
Miles traveled yearly - 155,228