School History

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.

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.