South County Secondary School (SCSS), home of the Stallions, is the only secondary school in the Lorton area and…More also the newest, having been built in 2005.
The school is part of the Fairfax County Public School system and is located in Cluster 5.
SCSS is a combined secondary school, meaning it educates students in grades 7 and 8 (between 800 and 900 students) and grades 9 through 12 (between 2000 and 2100 students).
SCSS is both a large school and a diverse school as four different ethnicities each comprise at least 10% of the school population.
Such a dynamic enrollment demands a full of range of choices be made available both in and out of the classroom. SCSS more than fills this demand with more than 20 varsity sports, 20 Advanced Placement classes and more than 50 clubs.
In grades 7 - 12, there are approximatelty 200 teachers and the adminstrative team -- which includes six subschool principals -- is led by Principal Jane Lipp and Associate Principal Rob Sanders.
Test scores at South County have been outstanding since opening its doors, well above state averages and easily meeting state goals.
The school slogain is "Excellenta in omni conatu," which translates to "excellence in all endeavors." The school colors are green and blue.