McLean

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McLean is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. McLean is home to many diplomats, businessmen, members of Congress, and high-ranking government officials partially due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is the location of Hickory Hill, the former home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. It is also the location of Salona, the former home of Light-Horse Harry Lee, the Revolutionary War hero. The community had an estimated total population of 53,673 in 2015, according to estimates prepared by the United States Census Bureau. It is located between the Potomac River and the town of Vienna.

As a suburb of Washington, D.C., McLean is a part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the larger Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The CDP includes the unincorporated communities of Langley, Lewinsville, and West McLean, and it borders several other Washington suburbs including: Potomac and Cabin John, Maryland to the north; Brookmont, Maryland to the northeast; Arlington to the southeast; Falls Church to the south; Idylwood, Pimmit Hills, and Tysons Corner to the southwest; Wolf Trap to the west; and Great Falls to the northwest.

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McLean is known for its luxury homes and its high-end shopping destinations. McLean is home to many diplomats, businessmen, members of Congress, and high-ranking government officials partially due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. As of the 2010 census, there were 48,115 people, 17,063 households, and 13,453 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,940.9 people per square mile. Nearby colleges and universities include the Marymount University in Arlington and DeVry University (Arlington campus). The University of Virginia's School of Continuing and Professional Studies has an academic center in Falls Church, just south of McLean.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 Sherman Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Churchill Road Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Chesterbrook Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Kent Gardens Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Spring Hill Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5 Cooper Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Mclean High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Langley High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St. John Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Luke Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A The Potomac School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Montessori School Of Mclean Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Ridgemont Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Brooksfield School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A The Langley School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Country Day School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A The Madeira School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A First Steps Academy Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Tysons Corner Childrens 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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