Sandburg Middle School
8428 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308
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School Summary

Sandburg Middle School enjoys and celebrates the diversity of its student population and community. It is a vibrant place. Working together, staff members have forged an instructional program that stimulates the development of a wide range of abilities and interests and promotes excellence in all facets of the school's educational program.

Staff members are committed to ensuring that each student acquire the skills and knowledge they need to become well-adjusted, responsible and contributing adults as they achieve their full potential. At the same time the staff recognizes and honors achievements in academics, citizenship, and athletics.

Each student's day is structured around a core academic team format. The many electives offered provide opportunities for academic and career exploration and ensure that we are providing students with a constructive and practical learning experience that will contribute to their future success. Supplementary activities are offered after school to help students develop physically, mentally, and socially. Individual needs are accommodated through special education services, the gifted and talented center- and school-based programs, and the English for speakers of other languages program.

Sandburg Middle School's success is the result of the successful interaction of school, home, and community. By emphasizing academic excellence, critical and creative thinking, responsible behavior, and acceptance of individual differences, staff members are jointly meeting the students' needs.

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of April 202324: 1386
Grades 7-8
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-01-14
Special Features
  • 7-period day schedule
  • After-School extended academic day
  • Blackboard for homework and student, parent, teacher communication
  • Computers in Art & Yearbook classes
  • Destination Imagination
  • Fine, Practical and Performing Arts
  • Geometry
  • Honors level classes - English, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)
  • Pride Time (Extended Learning Time and Focused Intervention during the school day)
  • Problem-Based Learning Lab
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Quarterly School-Wide Pep Rallies
  • Sandburg Scholar Society
  • SAM6 Studio Production
  • School-Wide Literacy Focus (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning)
  • Science Olympiad Team
  • Staff/Mentor Mentee Program
  • Student Council Association
  • Support Programs:
    • Action Literacy
    • Language
    • Math 180
    • Read 180
    • Responsive Writing
    • System 44
  • Work Awareness Transition (WAT) Program

After-School Program

  • Academic Tutoring
  • Art Club
  • AVID After-School
  • BE Club
  • Book Buddies
  • Book Club
  • Boys Running Club
  • Cheer Club
  • Chess Club
  • College Partnership Program
  • Comic Book Club
  • Dance Team
  • DIY Club
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Fashion Club (Imagez)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Girls Running Club
  • Gridiron & Great Books Intramural Sports (Flag Football, Basketball, Softball)
  • Math Club
  • Math and Soccer (MAS)
  • Minecraft
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • PLATO (computer refurbishing club)
  • Sandburg Scholar Society
  • Science Olympiad
  • Social Studies Club
  • Step Team
  • Theatre Sports
  • Video Game Exploration
  • Weightlifting/Cardio Room
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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