• Stafford County Public Schools 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. Stafford Schools 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.

    Stafford Schools 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. Stafford Schools 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, every school in the division has earned Virginia Purple Star Designation.

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


    APRIL 2024

    WHEREAS, Stafford County is proud to be home to many children whose parents serve in the military stationed throughout the local region; and

    WHEREAS, April has been designated by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) as the Month of the Military Child, which is a special month to recognize and pay tribute to military members and their children for the daily sacrifices made and for their commitment, courage, and unconditional support for our armed forces; and

    WHEREAS, Virginia has one of the highest numbers of military school-aged children in the nation and is committed to being an active participant in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, which facilitates military children transitioning in school systems across state lines; and

    WHEREAS, the children of our service members continue to make significant contributions to schools, communities, the nation, and our Commonwealth, despite prolonged and repeated absences of one or both parents; and

    WHEREAS, all of Virginia’s public schools remain committed to the care and education of the children of the men and women of our armed forces; and

    WHEREAS, by partnering with school liaison officers, military leaders, educators, and community organizations, VDOE provides the unique support needed for military service members and their families during all stages of transition and deployment; and

    WHEREAS, the Month of the Military Child reaffirms Stafford County’s commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare, and youth services to military children who face unique challenges that other children their age never experience;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the School Board of Stafford County hereby designates April 2024 as the Month of the Military Child throughout the school division.

    Adopted by the School Board of Stafford County on this 5th day of March, 2024. 

Contact Us

  • Welcome to Stafford County Public Schools! For more information regarding the information on our military family resources pages, or for assistance with Purple Star applications, please contact your school-based military family liaison or the division point of contact.

    School Division Contact:

    Sandra Osborn
    Chief Communications Officer

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