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

Our vision is innovative and student-centered schools where every child is engaged and achieves his or her full potential.

In partnership with families and the entire community, we focus on each child's unique needs so that each child achieves at least one year of growth in academics each year, and every graduate is prepared for college, career, and responsible citizenship in the global community.

Our Budget

Operating budget, local funds $36,746,200
Operating budget, state funds -  $5,860,400
Operating budget, federal funds -  $471,500
Total operating budget - $44,618,600

Per pupil expenditure - $17,109
Beginning teacher salary -  $48,500
Average teacher salary - $70,625

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 - 411
Total number of full-time classroom teaching positions - 235
Total number of support staff - 150
Total number of administrators - 23
Professional staff with advanced degrees - 180

Our Students (as of February 29, 2016)

Total number of students enrolled (PK-12) - 2529
Jessie Thackrey Preschool (PK) - 61
Mount Daniel Elementary (K-1) - 348
Thomas Jefferson Elementary (2-5) - 777 
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (6-8) - 552
George Mason High School (9-12) - 791

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Graduates

Total number of 2015 graduates - 169
International Baccalaureate participants - 154
International Baccalaureate diplomas awarded - 45
On-time graduation rate - 100%
Graduates seeking post-secondary education - 92%

2015 SAT Scores

FCCPS average - 1766
Virginia average - 1523
National average - 1487
Percentage of FCCPS seniors who took the SAT - 88%

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 - 39
English for Speakers of Other Languages enrollment (ESOL) - 161


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