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8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079  |  Main Phone: 703.446.1600  |  Attendance: 703.446.1625  |  Fax: 703.446.1697  

History Of SCSS


In 2005, South County High School (SCSS) became the first secondary school to open in Fairfax County in thirty-two years. Built on the site of the former DC Department of Corrections facility at Lorton, which housed inmates from Washington, DC for more than 100 years, SCSS serves the residents of southern Fairfax County. SCSS was the first Fairfax County Public School erected through a joint public-private partnership. When the doors of SCSS opened, over 2500 students in grades 7 through 11 walked through the doors. The addition of a 12th grade class in 2006 resulted in the first graduation in SCSS history as the Class of 2007 crossed the stage in the stadium.