J. E. B. Stuart High School

J. E. B. Stuart High School

Infobox Education in the United States
name= J.E.B. Stuart High School

imagesize= 100px
streetaddress= 3301 Peace Valley Lane
city= Falls Church
state= Virginia
zipcode= 22044
url= http://www.fcps.edu/StuartHS
district= Fairfax County Public Schools
principal= Pamela Jones
staff= approximately 180
fundingtype= Public
schooltype= high school
grades= 9–12
language= English
feeders= Glasgow Middle School
campus= Suburban
mascot= Raiders
colors= Red, white, and blue
founded= 1959
enrollment= 1,520
enrollment_as_of= 2006
free_label_1= Rival schools
free_1= Falls Church High School
free_label_2= Athletic conferences
free_2= National District Northern Region
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J.E.B. Stuart High School is a high school in Fairfax County, Virginia named after the famous Confederate cavalry leader J. E. B. Stuart. The school is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools district. The school has a Falls Church address but is not located within the city limits of the City of Falls Church.

The school has been featured in "National Geographic" magazine, [cite web|url=http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/09/01/html/ft_20010901.3.html|title=Record waves of immigration deliver teens from around the world to a rocky shore—high school in the U.S.A.M] and has received national recognition by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Baccalaureate program. President George W. Bush chose to speak there about education during the 2004-2005 school year.

In 2006, Principal Mel Riddile, former Director of the controversial teen drug rehab Straight, Inc., [cite web|url=http://www.rickross.com/reference/straight/straight5.html|title=Article from St. Pete Times 1987] was chosen as the principal of the year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. [cite web|url=http://www.principals.org/s_nassp/sec.asp?CID=891&DID=53684|title=2006 National High School Principal of the Year] Riddile moved to T. C. Williams High School in neighboring Alexandria City at the end of the 05-06 school year. Assistant Principal Pamela Jones took his place.

The school is also known for their breakthrough recycling club, named Ingenium, which was founded by three students in the class of 2008. This program sparked an interest in many other high schools, and in 2006, more schools were given the resources to create a similar program.

The school's music department has also gained prominence in recent years, being named a Blue Ribbon School for music by the Virginia Music Educators Association in 2003, 2006, and 2008. The band was named a Virginia Honor Band by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. The band has commissioned composer John Mackey to write a piece, which the band will premiere in May 2009 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school. The school's top choir, the Madrigal Chamber Singers, were selected to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association's annual conference in 2006 and 2008. Stuart has also hosted District X Band auditions annually since 2004, hosted the District X Orchestra event in 2005, and hosted Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions in 2007 and 2008.

Recently, the school has begun to form links with Birkdale School in Sheffield, England, following on from a teacher exchange, and in October 2007 a group of pupils traveled from England to visit the school.

J.E.B. Stuart sports

Stuart has an accomplished cross country team as well as an excellent sport rowing team, [cite web|url=http://www.raidersports.org|title=Raider sports website] that recently went to the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships in 2007 and 2006. The men's quad received third place at States in 2007 and 2006, despite technical difficulties. The lightweight four received second at Matthews Regional Regatta. In 2008, the lightweight double team won second, and the men's light four also placed second. They qualified for the 2008 National Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The boys cross country team, which won districts in 2005, received second place in 2006. The girls cross country team won second in districts in 2007.

The boys swim team won districts in 2005, and the girls team was runner-up.

The boys tennis team won districts in the 2008, going undefeated and only losing one match within a match (winning 8-1) to Edison High School. [cite web|url=http://raidersports.org/index.cfm?action=main.team&ID=3334|title=Raidersports.org Boys Tennis Schedule] The team went on to play Fairfax High School in the first round of Regionals, but lost 1-5 (the doubles matches were not played). [cite web|url=http://www.digitalsports.com/article/type/conf_sportcentral/typeid/463/id/27885.aspx|title=Playoff Tennis: Fairfax Boys Defeat Stuart]


20% Asian, 11% Black, 40% Hispanic, 26% White, 3% Other.

Senior traditions

During the summer, the rising senior class uses the portion of Peace Valley Lane across from the school to paint their names. Also behind the baseball fields, the symbolic "S" rock formation is turned into the graduating class's year.

Notable alumni

*Charlie Garner, NFL running back
*Bruce Cohen, Academy Award-winning film producer
*Penny Moore, WNBA, Mystics
*Roger Stillwell, Defensive End, Chicago Bears
*Julianne Moore, Oscar-nominated actress, attended J.E.B. Stuart 1975-77
*Tom Shadyac, Director, "", "Liar Liar", "Patch Adams", "The Nutty Professor", "Bruce Almighty", "Evan Almighty"


External links

* [http://www.raiderhoops.com/ JEB Stuart Basketball site]

* [http://www.fcps.edu/StuartHS/ JEB Stuart Official Web Site]
* [http://www.raidersports.org Raider Sports Website]
* [http://www.fcps.edu/StuartHS/Raiders%20Digest/RaidersDigest_January07.pdf The Raiders Digest Newspaper]
* [http://www.vmea.com]
* [http://www.raiderband.org]
* [http://www.vboda.org]
* [http://www.ostimusic.com]

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