About G.W. Middle School

  • 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.

    Awards and Honors

    • Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association: Counseling program, 2016
    • National Board Certification: Jessica Boswell
    • Who's Who in American Education Professional Edition: Javaughn Perkins, 2011

    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

    G. W. Data

    George Washington Middle School is accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education website or review recent test scores.

    School Education Plan


    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%

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