Fairfax's Woodson High School serves grades 9-12 in the Fairfax County Public Schools district. It is among the few public high schools in Virginia to receive a distinguished GreatSchools

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When The W. T. Woodson High School opened its doors to students for the first time in the fall of 1962, it was not only the largest school in Fairfax County, but it was also the largest in the state of Virginia. The Woodson campus consists of a seventy-nine acre tract of land that was an operating dairy farm until the school was built. The size of the site was, and remains, the largest school campus in Fairfax County. Two farm buildings remain, the white house known as "Woodson House" and the one-time dairy barn still used by the county maintenance department.