Middle Schools of Arlington County, Virginia

Middle Schools Of Arlington County, Virginia

Middle Schools of Arlington County, Virginia

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There are currently five middle schools in Arlington County, Virginia, administered by the Arlington Public Schools.

Gunston Middle School

Gunston Middle School is located at 2700 South Lang Street. The principal is Margaret Gill. As of 2006-2007, there were 605 students enrolled and more than 69 teachers (41 of whom have their Master's Degree). It is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is named for Gunston Hall, George Mason's estate in nearby Fairfax County.

Gunston's mascot is the Hornet. School colors are teal and violet. Sports teams include of basketball, soccer, wrestling, swimming and tennis.

Gunston's curriculum includes the continuation program for students who attended the Key Elementary or the Claremont Elementary Spanish Immersion program. Students in this program take three classes each day taught entirely in Spanish: Science, Social Studies and Spanish Language Arts. About 1/3 of the incoming 6th graders come from the Key or Claremont programs.

The school, at the time called Gunston Junior High School and encompassing grades 7, 8, and 9, closed in 1978 after a major decline in enrollments. At the time of its closure, the school mascot was the Falcon, and the school colors were black and gold. Gunston reopened in 1994 to address overcrowding in other area schools. After the re-opening in 1994, it subsequently went through a major renovation, funded by the 2000 bond package. Construction was completed in 2003. It was...
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