School History

West Springfield High School was established in September 1966. Students first attended class on the campus of Lee High School in Springfield until our building was ready for occupancy. When students moved into West Springfield High School on January 23, 1967, the building was still under construction. According to alumna Jody Nelson, "Part of it was closed off until it was finished. It was so far from the cafeteria and office to the classrooms by the parking lot that some of the students who helped out in the office wore roller skates to deliver messages and passes!” Our first principal was S. John Davis, who later became a Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools.

The first school renovation was completed in 1991, adding new classrooms and remodeling the library, auditorium, Spartan Hall, and the Career Center. The current renovation of West Springfield began in the summer of 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2020.

What is the origin of the name Springfield?