GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL

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7124 LEESBURG PIKE
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043
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Phone: 703-248-5500
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Falls Church City Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 187.8
  • Number Students: 751
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 10055
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Tyrone Byrd
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (24 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-30
    "I'm a former student and now a parent of a student. Yes there are drastic difference in student home lives but we have one of the smallest public schools in the area! You have the rich and poor right next to each other and not much between them, however I think it's the parents fault for not teaching their child to respect everyone no matter what. I had a great education without doing any extras really. Yes the teachers push you hard and expect the best but my first year in college was so easy because it was mostly review. It showed how advanced our education can be in the FCCPS school system. I will not move out of this area until my child graduations from Mason because their education is one of the best! Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria or any other close district can't come close to what this school district can offer."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-01
    "As a parent, I've heard students' comments similar to the the post below. Also from other sources (outside counselors; parents) that this is not a friendly school. Students are cliquish, administration doesn't intervene. We had about 60% of the teachers who are truly wonderful, 20% so so, and 20% flaky."
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    Posted 2014-09-30
    "I went here. I was bullied, put on a hate last on fb, ridiculed by students every day, was told I was ugly and worthless, every time I spoke students would tell me to shut up and teachers never intervened. I was also asked to prom as a "joke". Smell the coffee you oblivious parents. You didn't know what it was like to go home to a dying parent, and then go back to school only to be ridiculed on the daily for 4 solid years. I have never felt more alone and hopeless in my life. I also had a cross country coach who pushed me past the point of obvious injury and resulted in having 3 stress fractures and osteoporosis. Considering I was an all state runner, she wasn't willing to let me take the time to heal since I was status and win(s) in her eyes. Some of the parents on here are so completely oblivious to the reality of GMHS. You didn't know what it was like to go home to a dying parent, and then go back to an awful high school only to be ridiculed on the daily for 4 solid years. I have never felt more alone and hopeless in my life."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-09
    "I grew up in FC my whole life and switched to from private to public school in high school. My experience was that unless you were in the IB program, your mere existence was treated as insignificant. Many of the students were full of it whether it be money or status. I was bullied daily and ridiculed nonstop to the point I was on a Facebook hate list;most everything was lies. I was nice to everyone every day despite hating my life there. I became depressed after my dad had a stroke and then was asked to prom as a joke. The teachers watched the insults and bullying occur and never intervened or acknowledged it. I was also told I would never get into a real college thanks to the college counselor Ms. Bracken. Turns out I got a scholarship to the best art school in the nation and 3rd in the world. After that, the school wanted me to give a speech about how much GMHS helped me get ready for college. Moreover, there was Ms. Gantz who accused me of having discalculia without any grounds for saying such an accusatory statement when all she truly cared about was winning a teaching award for filming us while learning. I really pity all the students who are simple themselves."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-01
    "First, the education here is just excellent IF you make it so. I was an IB Diploma recipient here & I cannot stress how easy college feels now because of the workload & types of assignments I received here. Sports teams are demanding and successful. Teachers are EXCELLENT. Great community here ..somehow..despite deep socioeconomic divides among student groups. The administration is so committed, & it shows. IB diploma program is exceptional, but the grade deflation here may hurt students who choose to pursue anything outside of academics, or aren't EXTREMELY organized. Problems: There's a fair share of kids who disrupt classes, make problems bigger, act stupid , etc. as if self-control is a foreign concept. The administration can't do anything much but assign them detentions & leave them to chill with the security guards per usual. College counseling is a JOKE & often does injustice to Mason's caliber of student. I'd suggest getting a private college counselor & pursuing as much IB coursework as you can without getting the full Diploma...the extra stuff only builds unnecessary pressure. In the end, grades matter more & are the stepping stones to "interesting" pursuits."
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