Oxon Hill

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Oxon Hill is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in southern Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. Oxon Hill is a suburb of Washington, located southeast of the downtown district and east of Alexandria, Virginia. It contains the new 300-acre National Harbor development on the shore of the Potomac River. Oxon Hill was named for the colonial 18th century manor home of Thomas Addison. Oxon Hill includes many garden apartment and townhouse communities along with single-family detached homes built mostly between the 1940s when suburban development began, through the early 1990s (except for the newer National Harbor condominiums), including the incorporated town Forest Heights. In earlier decades, many residents were scientists from the adjacent U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force personnel, or musicians in military bands.

Residents are zoned to Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Elementary schools serving sections of the CDP include Apple Grove, Avalon, J. Frank Dent, Flintstone, Oxon Hill, and Tayac. High schools serving sections of the CDP include Oxon Hill High School, Crossland High School, and Friendly High School. Oxon Hill High has a magnet science and technology program, which is offered at only three of the county’s high schools. Another magnet school in Oxon Hill is the K–8 Maya Angelou French Immersion School whose mission is to ensure that all students acquire knowledge and skills, through speaking, reading and writing the French language. There is a Roman Catholic private school, St. Columba School. It was established in 1962. Prince George’s County Memorial Library System operates the Oxon Hill Library.

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Rosecroft Raceway and Henson Creek Golf Course (a nine-hole course) are among Oxon Hill's recreational attractions. The Parks Commission's 1974 Tucker Road ice skating rink, at the Tucker Road Athletic Complex, was enclosed and expanded to year-round use in 2005; across from it is the Tucker Road Community Center and nearby is a private swimming club, the Oxon Hill Recreation Club (OHRC). The Henson Creek paved hiker-biker trail extends 5.5 miles (8.9 km) paralleling Henson Creek, a tributary to the Potomac River. Oxon Cove Farm (formerly Oxon Hill Children's Farm) is a free of charge, educational facility operated daily for families by the National Park Service. Oxon Hill is also the location of National Harbor, a major development on the Potomac River: a 7,300,000-square-foot (680,000 m2) mixed-use community including 2,500 residential units, 4,000 hotel rooms, 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of retail, upscale dining, and entertainment, and 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of class-"A" office space, along with one of the largest marinas on the Potomac and the 2,000 room Gaylord National on the Potomac Resort and Convention Center, the largest hotel in the entire Washington area. The first phase of the development began opening in April 2008, and is currently well into its second phase. The MGM National Harbor Resort Casino, located at the entrance to the National Harbor development and a $950 million project, opened on December 8, 2016.

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3 John Hanson Montessori Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Forest Heights Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
1 Flintstone Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
2 Valley View Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Barnaby Manor Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Oxon Hill Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Glassmanor Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Oxon Hill High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Potomac High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St Columba Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Kiddie Academy Of Oxon Hill 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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