Welcome to Stafford County, and Stafford County Public Schools!

  • Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) serves a diverse and mobile population of more than 30,000 students in 33 schools across a county that covers 280 square miles. Stafford County has a total resident population of 142,000 dispersed among approximately 43,000 households. SCPS is a high-performing school division as evidenced by all of its schools being fully accredited.  Both parents and employees describe SCPS as a close-knit community that embraces and leads every child to success, no matter what the child’s background, educational experience, or nationality.

    SCPS is bordered to the north by Marine Corps Base Quantico. Many of our families live in Stafford County but commute not only to MCB Quantico, Fort Belvoir, and NSF Dahlgren, but also to other major installations in the National Capital Region. SCPS hopes to make the school transition as smooth as possible for military families as they enter and/or exit the county.  Highlighting Stafford County's devotion to military family friendly transitions, the following schools have received Virginia Purple Star Designation:

    • Park Ridge Elementary School
    • Conway Elementary School
    • Rocky Run Elementary School
    • Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School
    • Hampton Oaks Elementary School
    • Rockhill Elementary School
    • Widewater Elementary School
    • Winding Creek Elementary School
    • Stafford Middle School
    • Colonial Forge High School

    Welcome to the county that Inspires, Empowers, and Excels.