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Annandale High School

Annandale High School

4700 Medford Dr
Fairfax
, VA 22003-5443

HOURS: Mon. - Sun.: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CALL:  (703) 642-4100
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Annandale High School is a public high school in Annandale, Virginia, United States. It is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools system.The school's student body has been well-recognized for its high level of racial and cultural diversity since at least the 1980s. Students derive from over 90 countries and speak more than 50 languages.The school's diverse student body has been noted by multiple US presidential administrations. In 1998, AHS was chosen by then-President Bill Clinton's Race Initiative Advisory Board as the site and focus of round-table discussions on race and education. In 2006, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings visited Annandale to commend the school's diverse language programs, and to announce a $188,000 grant for Fairfax County Public Schools to expand Arabic and Chinese programs. And in October 2011, AHS was visited by First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady of South Korea Kim Yoon-ok, who spoke at a school ceremony celebrating education and the school's diverse ethnic composition.AHS is the publishing site and focus of The A-Blast Newspaper, a Washington Post YJDP paper that was consistently honored as one of the top-10 high school newspapers in the country from the late 1990s to 2009 by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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