George Washington Middle School

George Washington Middle School

Grades 6 - 8
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

1005 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22301
Phone: 703-706-4500
Fax: 703-299-7597
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The George Washington School site has a long history, having served many educational roles in the City of Alexandria. It opened in 1935 as George Washington High School. Although T.C Williams opened in 1965, GW remained a four-year high school until 1971. At that time both GW and Hammond were designated to serve ninth and tenth graders, with eleventh and twelfth grades at T.C. Williams High School. In 1979, the secondary schools were again reorganized, and GW became a junior high serving seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. George Washington became a middle school in 1993.


Enrollment (as of 9/2015): 1,287 students

  • African American: 21.3%
  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Hispanic: 33.7
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • White: 41.0%
  • Multi-racial: 1.8%

School Faculty

Number of Licensed Staff: 118
With post-graduate degrees: 87%

Awards and Honors

  • National Board Certification: Anne Provencher
  • Who's Who in American Education Professional Edition: Javaughn Perkins, 2011

Academic Curriculum

George Washington's academic curriculum includes mathematics, English, social studies and science. The school also offers:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Computer Applications
  • Drama/Speech
  • English Language Learners
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Foreign Languages (Chinese, French, German, Latin and Spanish)
  • Health/Physical Education
  • IB/MYP
  • Orchestra
  • Reading
  • Special Education Programs
  • Technology/Synergistic


The Alexandria Schools has launched a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative to bring the latest in technologies into the classroom, including computers, telephones, multimedia, Internet and CD-ROM research capabilities. George Washington Middle School has computer labs, 13 mobile laptop labs, and classrooms throughout the building equipped with computers.

Special Academic Programs

  • GW Reads
  • Honors Language Arts
  • Honors Science
  • Honors Social Studies
  • I Can Learn
  • National Junior Honor Society

Before- and After-school Programs

  • Compass Yearbook
  • Girls' Club
  • Homework Help
  • Intramural
  • Job Club
  • SCA
  • Soccer Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Tutorial/Power Up

Business and Community Partners

  • Ebeneezer Baptist Church
  • Footlocker
  • Harris Teeter
  • Ladies of Imani
  • Old Dominion University
  • Z Pizza

Special Events

  • Academic Assemblies
  • African American History Month
  • Author Visit
  • Back-to-School Night
  • Band Interest Night
  • Book Fair
  • Career Day
  • Character Building Education Program
  • Cultural Enrichment Programs
  • Electives Fair
  • Food Drives
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Multicultural Assembly
  • Music Festivals
  • Parent Meetings/Workshops
  • Prexie Pride Ball
  • PTA Reflections in Art, Music, Photography and Writing
  • Science Fair
  • School Basics Night for ESL Families

George Washington Middle School is accredited with warning in math. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card (PDF) on the Virginia Department of Education website or review recent test scores.