The Sydenstricker School in Springfield VA was the last one room school house in operation in Fairfax County. It closed in 1939 but the building is still used today and maintained as a community meeting hall by the Upper Pohick Community League. The belfry contains the original school bell purchased in 1920's from the Sears Roebuck store in Alexandria. The school was named after the first minister of the original Sydenstricker Church next door built in 1909. Rev. Syndenstricker was also the uncle of Nobel Prize Winner Pearl Buck the author of The Good Earth.
Schools in Springfield VA and Fairfax County have come a long way since the Syndenstricker school closed. For the 2011-2012 school year you will find 177,000 students enrolled in Fairfax County Schools, the 11th largest school district in the US. Per the Fairfax County School website the country schools are comprised of "138 elementary schools (grades K-6), 22 middle schools (grades 7 and 8), 4 secondary schools (grades 7-12), 21 high schools (grades 9-12), 7 special education centers, 2 alternative high schools, and 48 alternative programs."
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has been ranking number 1 in the US and World Report for multiple years.
You won't find a single one room school house in the entire Fairfax County Schools system today.
Moving to Springfield or Fairfax County area? Make sure you check out the Fairfax County Public School Website for information for information on the schools and programs offered.
Searching for houses in Springfield Virgiina and wonder what school your children would attend? Enter the address in the Fairfax County School Boundary link to find out.
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