Lanier Middle School
3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-934-2400
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Erin Lenart
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School Summary

Lanier Middle School was built in 1960 and, like most Fairfax County middle schools, is named after a poet or writer of distinction. Sidney Lanier was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1842 and was a noted author and musician.

Lanier Middle School staff members and community members strive to ensure our school is a supportive, nurturing and encouraging environment which teaches students to become critical and creative thinkers, active problem solvers, effective communicators, and contributing citizens. Our actions consistently show that we value and support the social, emotional, and academic successes of students.

Students are assigned to a team of approximately 130 students who share the same English, science, and social studies teachers. Each team has a school counselor who is closely involved in weekly team meetings and parent conferences. They, along with department based professional learning communities work collaboratively to assess, plan, instruct, and support student learning. The intent is to provide rigorous, targeted and engaging learning, as well as enrichment and remediation opportunities for all children. These efforts work to close achievement gaps and advance students to higher levels of proficiency.

As a middle school, we realize that we have two critical years with students. As a result, we have made it a priority to consistently communicate and collaborate with our feeder elementary schools and Fairfax High School to ensure that student transition and learning from one school to another is a seamless process. Forging positive and productive partnerships with parents is also very important to us. Our approaches to learning are responsive to and respectful of the individual needs of middle school students.



Enrollment Enrollment as of June 201718: 965
 
Grades 7-8
 
FCPS Programs
 
Special Features
  • After school activities program
  • Algebra readiness
  • College partnership (CPP)
  • Eco Green Flag School
  • Extended Learning Time
  • First school in Virginia to achieve Green Flag Eco-School status
  • Geometry classes
  • Lanier is a Fairfax City School
  • Lanier is a state of the art school. Every classroom is equipped with the most advanced technologies available.
  • Level 3 Certified Restorative Justice Program
  • Literacy Focus
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
  • Office of School Counseling is a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP)
  • Partners with George Mason University School of Education
  • Partners with Lands and Waters
  • Peer Helping
  • Peer Mediation
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC's)
  • Read 180
  • Responsive Instruction
  • Synergistic Lab
  • Television production studio and an auditorium that rivals other Fairfax County high school auditoriums.
  • Three foreign languages: Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Transition Counselor with Fairfax High School
 
Business Partnership
  • Britepaths
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Park Service, National Capital Parks - Central
  • Qualcomm / Virginia Tech
 
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 5 and the Fairfax High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.