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Letters to the Editor: Fairfax Co. Should Let F.C. City Have ‘Falls Church High’ Name

Letters to the Editor: March 11 – 17, 2021

Fairfax Co. Should Let F.C. City Have ‘Falls Church High’ Name


I see that Alexandria is considering renaming T. C. Williams High School as Alexandria High School — simple, obvious and effective.

There was a time when Falls Church had a Falls Church High School. It was located at the northwest corner of Hillwood Avenue and Cherry Street. But we lost it to Fairfax County when Falls Church became a city, forcing us to build George Mason Jr./Sr. High School — outside our city limits.

Throughout the ‘50s the county’s “Falls Church High” existed in the City and our high school was in the county, an ironic situation.

Fairfax County moved its “Falls Church High” outside the city, to a location several miles away. It is not even the closest Fairfax County high school to the City.

Fairfax County needs to rename its high school and relinquish its present name to us. The county’s use of our name is vestigial and inappropriate, since its high school has no actual connection to Falls Church. And “Falls Church High School” is the perfect new name for George Mason High.

Ted White

Falls Church

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