Great Falls

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Great Falls is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. CNNMoney ranked Great Falls first in the nation on its list of “top earning towns” in 2011. Although Great Falls is primarily a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., one major attraction is Great Falls Park which overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, for which the community and the park are named. Great Falls lies in the Piedmont upland on the right bank of the Potomac River. The river forms the northern and eastern border of the CDP, and several of its tributaries flow north and east through the CDP. From north to south, these include Nichols Run, Clarks Branch, and Difficult Run. Difficult Run forms the southeastern border of the CDP.

As a suburb of Washington, D.C., Great Falls is a part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the larger Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. It is bordered on all sides by other Washington suburbs, including: Darnestown and Travilah, Maryland to the north, Potomac, Maryland to the east, McLean to the southeast, Wolf Trap to the south, Reston and Dranesville to the southwest, Sterling to the west, and Lowes Island to the northwest. Fairfax County Public Schools operates the local public schools.

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CNNMoney ranked Great Falls first in the nation on its list of "top earning towns" in 2011. Fairfax County Public Schools operates the local public schools. Great Falls students attend Great Falls Elementary School, Forestville Elementary School or Colvin Run Elementary School. These schools feed into James Fenimore Cooper Middle School, the feeder for Langley High School.Although Great Falls is primarily a bedroom community for Washington, D.C, one major attraction is Great Falls Park which overlooks the Great Falls of the Potomac River, for which the community and the park are named.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Great Falls Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Forestville Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
N/A Siena Academy Preschool - 6th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Village Green Day School Great Falls Preschool - Kindergarten 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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