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3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 219-2200
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October 24, 2015
The teachers and community are great, but academic pressure is sometimes overwhelming. Teachers assign lots of homework and tests are heavily weighted. Many students are stressed and are pushed to take many AP classes to be considered competitive. The only good thing is the students have a very strong connection and are very good with diversity... it is very easy to find friends. The music department is also amazing. All of the teachers are fun and our marching band wins states every year. I would only reccomend this school if your student isn't planning on taking as many high level classes or is prepared to study... ALOT!!!! The atmosphere is very competitive and stressful coming from teachers and an area which believes in more is better. -former student

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June 03, 2014
Outstanding prep for placement into some of the best colleges in America. Some of the brightest leaders of our future were built and molded at Fairfax High School!

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April 25, 2014
The rating of this school shows. The school is not competitive in any way. Students do not work on any kind of curriculum projects to enhance learning. Our child counselor did not provide much help even though we were new to the school. Students talk about their use of drugs. The only thing I like is the culture diversity in the school. WE ARE RELOCATING.

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June 25, 2013
The school is relative to the student. If you treat your teachers right and try your best you'll do well. It gives many opportunities and everyone should take advantage of them. Some teachers are great and others are terrible, it's basically the luck you have. Thw drug and sex problems are bigger than the school gets credit for. The counselors are very understnding and if you stay true to yourself and focus on school, you can make great friends, grades while having great times! It's all up to you!

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May 03, 2013
It's my second year here, and I actually enjoy coming to school! Although the student body is comprised of well over 2,000 students, everyone is super close and ready to help one another! The teacher's I've had and have now are just plain awesome! Need I say anymore??!!

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June 28, 2011
We just moved back to Northern Virginia - and considering schools across the country, the Fairfax County schools are top notch - and Fairfax HS is no exception. My daughter will be attending in the fall. Already we have letters recruiting for sports, and have attended 2 open houses (it's June now) for the fall. We made a schedule change, via email, and received - sure the change has been made and confirmation the same day. Everyone so far is so pleasant! The renovations make this building beautiful now as well! Rumors on the street are that most of the teachers are wonderful! We'll know more in the fall!

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May 19, 2010
I go here for Academy and I don't have anything against the teacher or anything. If I had to compare this with my base school, this school is way better. Teachers are chill and the school has more freedom then my school. at least we can break dancing in the hallways.

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June 08, 2009
Fairfax is experiencing a true 'rebelution' if you will. All of the teachers are becoming more caring and enthusiastic. The other activities are also becoming more well known especially the arts programs. The administration especially works hard to keep the students safe and also make learning and coming to high school a positive experience.

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November 20, 2008
The school is one of the greatest in my mind. It would be foolish not to give if five stars. The teaching staff and the students make for an excellent learning experience for myself, and my peers. This is my second year at the school and I've already learned so much. It has given me a great advancement in knowledge and what information and criteria I'm going to need in the future when I go to college and begin my career. The school's rennovations are exceptional. Most of the money went towards the sports and education but I think more should have gone towards the arts such as music and drama. The arts are what keep Fairfax alive and spirited. I enjoy the school and I wouldn't want to go to any other school but Fairfax High School.

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February 16, 2008
The school is amazing it is my first year (class of 11) and I love the staff and atmosphere of the school. It just finished with a major renovation and the school looks great. The new principal is extremely active and respected by many of the students. There hasn t been more then a week that s passed that he hasn t come into one of my classes to check up on the students. The teachers are all very energetic and teach very well. There are many after-school activities and if a student can t find one, they can make one. All the students are very spirited and you can t find a student who won t show his/her rebel pride. Overall it s an amazing school and very diverse.

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January 25, 2006
The quality of academic programs at Fairfax is mixed. As in many Fairfax County Schools, there is great emphasis on AP classes, with the assumption that the more AP classes, the better. Unfortunately, many of the AP classes are not well taught. AP history and English classes are often geared to memorizing obscure facts or characters rather than understanding, say, the causes of the Civil War or the themes of Melville. College-bound, but not Harvard-bound, students are too often pushed into AP classes which do not serve them well. Fairfax is quite strong in extracuriccular activities. As a relatively small school, many of its sports teams are open to even marginally talented athletes. A majority of students at the school seem to participate. Parental involvement is strong, and the school is safe. The physicial building has been fairly cramped and dreary, but the school is currently undergoing a major renovation.

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Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA  22030
(703) 219-2200
Last modified Fairfax High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fairfax High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top