By most measures, W.T. Woodson High School just outside Fairfax City is one of the top high schools in the metro area, and in the country. Annandale High School is lower rated, and it’s also more crowded.
The Fairfax County school district is considering redrawing the boundaries to send more Annandale students to Woodson. But a number of parents are resisting. For one, they and their teens like the diversity of Annandale. They also like the geographical closeness, obviously.
The Post’s Jay Mathews has a sterling piece on this today in his Class Struggle blog. And Holly Hobbs in the Fairfax County Times also spoke to parents from the Wakefield Chapel and Bren Mar neighborhoods, which could see their children added to the Woodson-Frost Middle pyramid as soon as next year.