From the Washington Examiner’s Virginia Local Online Forum, posted Monday, January 14th.
Fairfax County school officials want to move roughly 300 students from Fairfax High School into neighboring schools to prevent the school from being nearly 600 students over capacity in five years.
Fairfax County Public Schools also hopes to move 150 students from Lanier Middle School, from which many students go on to attend Fairfax High. Lanier Middle is expected to have 114 students more than its buildings can hold within five years.
Of the five schools whose districts border Fairfax High’s district — Oakton, Chantilly, W.T. Woodson, Robinson and Falls Church high schools — only two, Robinson and Woodson, are expected to be below their enrollment capacities in the 2017-2018 academic year. Oakton High School is expected to be nearly 200 students over capacity.