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3801 Jermantown Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 934-2400
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June 04, 2014
The teachers at this school teach very well and help their students stay on task. It is a wonderful school, and all the students are friendly and talented! As long as you stay on task and try your best, you will succeed in this school.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2014
As a military family we chose to live in Northern Virginia among many options due to the quality of the schools. LMS proved to be very good ('11-'13)--with caveats. Strengths = diversity & quality of options in core, elective and extra-circular classes and activities. We were very happy with our son's 7th grade experience. He was appropriately challenged in all of his classes & truly enjoyed playing in the band. We felt like his teachers did an outstanding job helping him & his classmates transition from elementary school. We were not as pleased with his 8th grade year. After a successful 1st semester, we thoroughly briefed all of his teachers that he would require a watchful eye during my upcoming deployment. We expected some fluctuation in his grades. We did not expect to find out that our perma-honor roll student was failing several advanced classes on his midterm report (that's a red flag!). After conferring with the appropriate teachers & having our son draft his own "recovery plan", we expected more regular updates--and were completely surprised when he "relapsed" without further warning. Bottom line: great options, but in a big school, parents must stay on top!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
Excellent teachers who work with your kids in person, via email correspondence, and through volunteer time after school. The Music/Band program is phenomenal for a public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2010
I think Lanier is a really good school. The principal is really involved and cares about the kids,the teachers and the parents

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
The teachers really do care about their students!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
The teachers are so nice and helpful and they listen, i like it much bettr then my elementry but my elementry school was great, dont get me wrong! but lanier is great! I love it soooo much!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Lanier is a great clean Middle School! The Teachers are VERY nice and they help you a lot to remeber stuff!! I have improved a lot on my math.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My son has improved his grades in a lot of subjects! I would reconmend this to somebody.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great technology and staff.. overall I love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My school is so awesome. We're actually allowed to chew gum! Everyone there is super nice, and you can do everything!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
My daughter never had 5th grade math because she went from Spanish immersion to GT, but Lanier Middle School is great because it helped my daughter get caught up in math.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 11, 2009
I read some negative reviews from a former teacher and a parent here. Not sure if the teacher should express his/her grievances online and not sure if the parent has approached the school counsellor for whatever grievances he/she had.. My daughter will go to her final year at Lanier and until now our experience has been very good. The treachers are great and my daughter has improved so much academically. She enjoys everyday at school

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
I am a parent of now 3 Lanier students. All have had wonderful expereinces there. Clearly the teacher who commented is bitter about their separation from the school and really shouldn't air their dirties on such an open forum. If parents have issues, go to the PTA, go to the principal, solve problems versus complaining online. Lanier administrators and teachers have always quickly responded to my correspondences and have assisted my children in reaching their fullest potential!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
Im a student and let me tell you this... Its is amazingly fun and at the same time you are learning! i got better sols score than last year! yes there is fights, but thats not the schools fault! so much awesome electives and after school activities! the teachers are so cool!

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
May 11, 2009
I am also a former teacher who agrees with the earlier suggestion that parents become very involved in their student's education if their child is to attend Lanier. Lanier has lost many good teachers over the past few years due, in part, to the lack of support from administration, and the lack of focus and discipline of many of its students, including those in Honors classes. There are some great teachers at Lanier, and some wonderful students. However, if I had a choice, I would not send my child to this school due to the poor leadership and lack of real support for faculty, both of which have a negative impact on teacher morale and the school's overall educational atmosphere.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 18, 2009
Parents be very concerned and careful about your children attending this school. Always get involved with your children s education. Communicate with them often about the way they are treated especially by some teachers. I was a teacher here and I was surprised at what goes on and the abuse some kid suffer. Always ask questions and if you can, avoid sending your child to this school. Trust me; I saw things every day that made me wonder why parents are not more concerned and involved in their child s educational environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 18, 2009
Parents be very concerned and careful about your children attending this school. Always get involved with your children s education. Communicate with them often about the way they are treated especially by some teachers. I was a teacher here and I was surprised at what goes on and the abuse some kid suffer. Always ask questions and if you can, avoid sending your child to this school. Trust me; I saw things every day that made me wonder why parents are not more concerned and involved in their child s educational environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 16, 2008
My son attended Lanier and I was impressed with the attention and cooperation I received from the teachers and the administration. Dr Poole is always 'hands on' with the students and is presence is very visible. It was a positive for my son. My daughter will attend Lanier this year and I've already gotten good feedback from the teachers she will be having.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
This school definitely changed for the better this school year. Dr. Poole is doing an amazing job and the renovations are almost complete. I am very satisfied with the programs and discipline at Lanier now.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
I took my kids out of private school to send them to Lanier. What a mistake. Just try to get hold of a teacher or administrator. Impossible! It's always about the money, at least at Lanier. I have pulled my children.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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Lanier Middle School
3801 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA  22030
(703) 934-2400
Last modified Lanier Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lanier Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top