Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) serves more than 81,000 students in 91 facilities. We operate 15 high schools, 16 middle schools, 57 elementary schools, and two instructional centers. LCPS has a diverse student population with 28% of students having a native language other than English. LCPS is a dynamic school division. One to three new schools open each year in order to accommodate annual enrollment growth of 2000 to 3000 new students.
Loudoun County offers the benefits of both suburban and rural living within its 520 square miles. Located just twenty-five miles from Washington, D.C., Loudoun is home to high-tech industries and Dulles Airport. Loudoun County Department of Economic Development estimates that 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic passes through Loudoun County. Metro subway stations under construction in Loudoun will strengthen Loudoun’s links to the D.C. metropolitan area. Western Loudoun, with its charming small towns, rolling hills of farms and fields with grazing horses, is just a short drive from the subway stations under construction. Smart Asset.com ranks Loudoun County the happiest county in America, using an index that considers metrics including physical health, family stability and economic security.
The mission of LCPS is to empower all students to make meaningful contributions to the world. To fulfill this mission, LCPS develops students as knowledgeable critical thinkers, communicators, collaborators, creators, and contributors by placing authentic, challenging problems at the heart of teaching and learning. Knowing that they are making meaningful contributions, students experience a strong sense of ownership of their work, leading to deeper, longer-lasting learning.