3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 703-934-2400
LMS Principal Erin Lenart
Principal: Erin Lenart
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Lanier Middle School was built in 1960 and, like most Fairfax County middle schools, is named after a poet or writer of distinction. Sidney Lanier was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1842 and was a noted author and musician.
Lanier Middle School staff members and community members strive to ensure our school is a supportive,
Lanier Middle School
nurturing and encouraging environment which teaches students to become critical and creative thinkers, active problem solvers, effective communicators, and contributing citizens. Our actions consistently show that we value and support the social, emotional, and academic successes of students.
Students are assigned to a team of approximately 130 students who share the same English, science, and social studies teachers. Each team has a school counselor who is closely involved in weekly team meetings and parent conferences. They, along with department based professional learning communities work collaboratively to assess, plan, instruct, and support student learning. The intent is to provide rigorous, targeted and engaging learning, as well as enrichment and remediation opportunities for all children. These efforts work to close achievement gaps and advance students to higher levels of proficiency.
As a middle school, we realize that we have two critical years with students. As a result, we have made it a priority to consistently communicate and collaborate with our feeder elementary schools and Fairfax High School to ensure that student transition and learning from one school to another is a seamless process. Forging positive and productive partnerships with parents is also very important to us. Our approaches to learning are responsive to and respectful of the individual needs of middle school students.
Lanier Middle School and teacher Faiza Alam were honored in 2016 by Caring for our Watershed,
LMS was recognized by Caring for Our Watershed for outstanding environmental education.
Earth Force and Agrium for their outstanding environmental outreach.
LMS “SPINNERS” placed fifth in the national KidWind competition, a wind turbine challenge.
LMS Family, Career and Community Leaders club won at the Virginia state competition and placed at the national competition in San Diego.
LMS teacher Julio Dejo awarded “FCPS Support Teacher of the Year” in 2014
With support from the City of Fairfax, 24 Lanier teachers are training to become National Board Certified.
The City of Fairfax Schools strives to make our website accessible to all. If you are having difficulties, please call our office at 703-385-7911 or send an email to SchoolBoard@FairfaxVa.gov.