Francis C. Hammond Middle School

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  • Francis C. Hammond Middle School was built in 1956. The building has housed a variety of grade levels. It was a high school (grades 9-12) from 1956 until 1971. Hammond High School gained a reputation for being one of the finest schools in the state. As a two-year school (grades 9-10) Hammond was in the forefront of racial desegregation (1971-1979). In the fall of 1979, Francis C. Hammond Junior High School opened (grades 7-9). In the fall of 1993, it was reorganized into a middle school (grades 6-8).

    Awards and Honors

    • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award: Stan Reed (Special Education)
    • Recognized by the Virginia Department of Education as a most-improved school 

    Special Programs

    • International Academy
    • Breakfast in the Classroom

    Francis C. Hammond Data

    Francis C. Hammond Middle School is fully accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education website or review recent test scores.

    Schoolwide Plan

    Read Hammond's FCH Schoolwide Plan 2021-22


    Enrollment: 1,413

    • American Indian or Alaska Native: <1%
    • Asian: 8%
    • Black or African American: 33%
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: <1%
    • White: 14%
    • Hispanic: 43%
    • Multi-racial: 2%

    Special Programs

    • Eligible for free or reduced price meals: 82%
    • Students requiring English Learners (EL) services: 33%
    • Students receiving special education services: 10%

    School Faculty

    Number of Licensed Staff: 137
    With post-graduate degrees: 69%

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  • Francis C. Hammond Middle SchoolFrancis C. Hammond School Building

    Grades 6-8
    School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    4646 Seminary Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304

    Main Office: 703-461-4100
    Fax: 703-461-4111

    Parent Link: 703-461-4135
    Attendance Line: 703-461-4110

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