The Fairfax County School Board last week approved school boundary changes that will affect nearly 2,400 students. The changes will become effective this fall.
Most of the schools affected are in the Reston, Great Falls and McLean areas.
The largest shifts are the result of new schools opening this fall in the Reston and Herndon areas, where some 2,000 students will be shifted. Our boundary changes were made to relieve overcrowding in some schools and increase enrollments in other schools that are underutilized, school officials said.
The largest single move involves 499 students at Terraset Elementary School who will occupy a wing at the new South Lakes Secondary School to open this fall. These students will be moved again to Reston 6 Elementary School when construction is completed. The Reston 6 opening is scheduled September 1979. Terraset now has 100 students more than capacity.
South Lakes also will draw 1,485 students from four schools through the boundary changes. All four are overcrowded. Herndon Intermediate School will lose 451 students next year to South Lakes; Herndon High School will lose 422 students; Lanier Intermediate School will lose 327, and Oakton High School will lose 285. Some Reston students have been attending Oakton in Vienna because of overcrowding at Herndon High School, now the closest high school to Reston.
In the McLean area, 71 eighth graders from the Chesterbrook Elementary School [WORD ILLEGIBLE] north of Old Dominion Drive will [WORD ILLEGIBLE] McLean High School in September, [WORD ILLEGIBLE] than Langley High where they had been scheduled to go.
At the opposite end of the county, in the southeastern portion covering the Groveton and Mt. Vernon areas, 177 students at Hybia Valley Elementary School will be transferred to Fort Hunt Elementary School to relieve crowding at Hybia Valley. The change also affects 29 sixth graders previously scheduled to attend Whitman Intermediate School and 23 eighth graders previously scheduled to attend Mount Vernon High School. The sixth graders will attend Foster Intermediate School next year and the eighth graders will attend Fort Hunt High School.
The following is a list of all Fairfax County schools involved in next fall's changes in school attendance areas: Area I
Hybia Valley Elementary: Lose 177 students to Fort Hunt Elementary (125 from Woodlawn Village Apts. and 52 from Colchester Towne Condominiums).
Fort Hunt Elementary: Receive 177 students from Hybia Valley Elementary.
Whitman Intermediate: Lose 29 students to Foster Intermediate (seventh graders from Hybia Valley Elementary who live in Woodlawn Village and Colchester Towne.)
Foster Intermediate: Recieve 29 Students from Whitman Intermediate.
Mount Vernon High School: Lose 23 students to Fort Hunt High School (current eighth graders from Hybia Valley Elementary who live in Woodlawn Village and Colchester Towne).
Fort Hunt High School: Receive 23 students from Mount Vernon High School. Area II
Glen Forest Elementary: Five students expected from townhouses under construction nearby would go to Parklawn Elementary.
Parklawn Elementary: Receive five students from Glen Forest Elementary. Area III
Terraset Elementary: Lose 499 students to Reston 6 (Chestnut Grove Apts., Island Walk Apts., Weatherfield, Hampton Meadows, Boston Ridge, Winterport, Sunrise Valley, Hawk Ridge, Lawyers Road area - excluding Catalpa Court and Sweetbay Lane, a total of 13 students - and Hunter Station Road Area).
Reston 6 Elementary: Receive 499 students from Terraset Elementary.
Franklin Sherman Elementary: Lose one student to Chesterbrook Elementary (1300-1358 Kirby Road, both sides of the road).
Haycock Elementary: Lose one student to Chesterbrook Elementary (N. Nottingham Street and Virginia Avenue area).
Chesterbrook Elementary: Receive two students from Franklin Sherman and Haycock elementary schools.
Navy Elementary: Lose three students to Floris Elementary (from the Vale Valley Farms area) and 63 students to Flint Hill Elementary (30 from Stuart Mill Road area, and 13 from the 2900 to 3026 block of Fox Mill Road and Paradise Lane. Another 20 students are expected from new growth).
Floris Elementary Receive three students from Navy Elementary.
Flint Hill Elementary: Receive 63 students from Navy Elementary.
Herndon Intermediate: Lose 451 seventh and eighth graders to South Lakes Intermediate (194 students from the Dogwood area and 257 from the Hunters Woods area).
Lanier Intermediate: Lose 327 seventh and eighth graders to South Lakes (37 students from Hunters Woods area and 290 from the Terraset area).
South Lakes Intermediate: Receive 451 students from Herndon Intermediate and 327 students from Lanier Intermediate.
Cooper Intermediate: Lose 40 current sixth graders to Longfellow Intermediate (students from the Chesterbrook Elementary School area north of Old Dominion Drive and the Franklin Sherman Elementary School area along both sides of Kirby Road).
Longfellow Intermediate: Receive 40 current sixth graders from Cooper Intermediate.
Herndon High School: Lose 422 ninth and 10th graders to South Lakes High School (178 students from the Dogwood area and 244 students from the Hunters Woods area).
Oakton High School: Lose 285 ninth and 10th graders to South Lake High school (39 students from the Hunters Woods Elementary School area and 246 from the Terraset Elementary School area).
South Lakes High School: Receive 422 ninth and 10th graders from Herndon High School and 285 ninth and 10th graders from Oakton High School.
Langley High School: Lose 71 eighth graders scheduled to attend Langley in September to McLean High School (students from the Chesterbrook Elementary School area north of Old Dominion Drive; future high school students from the Franklin Sherman Elementary School area along both sides Kirby Road would also be redistricted to McLean High).
McLean High School: Receive 71 eighth graders previously scheduled to attend Langley High School.