About FCCPS

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Falls Church City Public Schools

Falls Church City Public Schools enjoys an international reputation for excellence, and the division is committed to maintaining its standing as the premier K-12 International Baccalaureate school system in the nation. Our five schools serve some 2700 students including some tuition students who live in communities outside the City of Falls Church.

Mission Statement

Falls Church City Public Schools is a studentā€centered, innovative, and inclusive community of lifelong learners. We aspire to be the premier International Baccalaureate school division. We strive to create a personalized environment that supports each child's unique needs and prepares every student to be a responsible, caring, and internationally-minded citizen.

To that end, we will continuously improve as a learning organization.
The Falls Church City Public Schools Triennial Plan for 2018-2020 focuses on the following five priorities:

  • Student-Centered Teaching and Learning
  • Excellent Staff
  • Optimal Facilities and Learning Environments
  • Fiscal Management
  • Community Engagement

Our Budget

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Operating budget, local funds - $43,123,500
Operating budget, state funds - $6,893,600
Operating budget, federal funds - $553,600
Total operating budget - $50,570,700

Per pupil expenditure - $18,373
Beginning teacher salary - $48,500
Average teacher salary - $75,360

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 September 30, 2018)

Total number of students enrolled (PK-12) - 2631
Jessie Thackrey Preschool (PK) - 70
Mount Daniel Elementary (K-1) - 346
Thomas Jefferson Elementary (2-5) - 784 
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (6-8) - 599
George Mason High School (9-12) - 832

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Graduates

Total number of 2017 graduates - 199
International Baccalaureate participants - 161
International Baccalaureate diplomas awarded - 42
On-time graduation rate - 100%
Graduates seeking post-secondary education - 90%

2017 SAT Scores

FCCPS average - 1244
Virginia average - 1101
National average - 1071
Percentage of FCCPS seniors who took the SAT - 77%

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 - $3.00
Middle & High School - $3.90
Adult - $3.25 - Breakfast, $4.25 - Lunch
Breakfast prices: All schools - $2.50
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

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