Learn about the history of our school!
Groveton Elementary School opened its doors on September 5, 1972. However, the roots of our school can be traced back to 1876. Learn more about us and the history of the Groveton community by visiting the links on this page.
School History: The Kirby / Groveton School (1876-1925)
Learn about the first two public schools in the Groveton community.
School History: The Groveton School (1925-1933)
Learn about the two-room Groveton School built during the 1924-25 school year.
School History: Groveton Elementary (1933-1945)
Step inside the first Groveton Elementary School, founded in 1933.
School History: Groveton Elementary (1945-1972)
Learn about the challenges of student population growth during the post-World War II baby boom, and the big changes that came to Groveton Elementary School during the 1960s.
School History: Groveton Elementary (1972-2000)
In 1972, Groveton Elementary School moved to its present location on Harrison Lane. Learn about the innovations and challenges that shaped the next three decades of Groveton's history.
School History: Groveton Elementary (2000-Present)
Learn about Groveton Elementary School's first renovation, the Summer Reading Van, Literacy Cafe, and more.
What's in a Name?
Groveton Elementary School takes its name from the surrounding community, but have you ever wondered how the name Groveton originated? It’s a story that begins in 1833 with a gentleman named Samuel Collard. Learn more in this video produced for Fairfax County Public Schools’ cable television channel Red Apple 21.