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The City of Fairfax, colloquially known as Fairfax City, Downtown Fairfax, Old Town Fairfax, or Fairfax Courthouse, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. The City of Fairfax is an enclave surrounded by the separate political entity Fairfax County. Fairfax City also contains an exclave of Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Court Complex. The City of Fairfax and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the City of Fairfax, collectively designated by Fairfax County as “Fairfax”, comprise the county seat of Fairfax County. In May 2009, Fairfax was rated as No. 3 in the “Top 25 Places to Live Well” by Forbes Magazine. Forbes commended Fairfax for its strong public school system, high median salary, and a rate of sole proprietors per capita that ranks it in the top 1 percent nationwide.

The public schools in the City of Fairfax are owned by the city, but administered by the Fairfax County Public Schools system under contractual agreement with Fairfax County. U.S. News & World Report often ranks Fairfax County schools among the best in the country. George Mason University, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is located just to the south of the Fairfax city limits. Mason began as an extension of the University of Virginia in 1949 named the Northern Virginia University Center of the University of Virginia. Mason is most known for its programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business. In recent years, George Mason faculty have twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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In 2009, Fairfax was ranked Number 3 in the "Top 25 Places to Live Well" by Forbes Magazine. Forbes commended Fairfax for its strong public school system, high median income, and growing sole proprietors. The former Fairfax County Courthouse is the oldest and most historic building in Fairfax. As of the census of 2010, there were 22,565 people, 8,347 households, and 5,545 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,581.7 people per square mile. There were 8,680 housing units at an average density of 1,377.8 per square mile.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
3 Fairhill Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3 Little Run Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
2 Bonnie Brae Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
2 Greenbriar East Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Mantua Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Mosby Woods Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Olde Creek Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Wakefield Forest Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Oak View Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Laurel Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Lees Corner Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Navy Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Greenbriar West Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 James W Robinson Secondary School 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Frost Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Transition Support Resource Center/Fairfax 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Woodson High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Woodson Adult High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Appletree School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Merritt Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Mont School Of Cedar Lane Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A The New School Of Northern Virginia 4th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St Anthony Academy Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Way Of Faith Christian Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Winwood Children's Center Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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