Naming of Frederick County’s 12th Elementary School

The new elementary school that’s being constructed in Snowden Bridge will welcome students for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The community had the opportunity to make suggestions through noon on Friday, October 12.

Naming a school is a formal process. The process is guided by Frederick County School Board Policy 614P, Community Relations- Naming of School Facilities and Regulation 614R, Community Relations- Naming of School Facilities. Please be aware that naming the school is the prerogative and responsibility of the Frederick County School Board. 

The following steps are being taken to engage the community in the school naming process:  
  • A School Naming Committee, including student and parent representatives from the affected schools (Stonewall and Redbud Run elementary schools), FCPS staff and community leaders, has been formed to develop possible names for the new school and review community suggestions/feedback regarding the school’s name. 
  • The community will be given an opportunity to submit possible names for the new school. (See form below.)
  • The School Naming Committee will review all suggested school names and determine the best options to be considered.  
  • The School Naming Committee will select one or more possible school names to be forwarded to the School Board’s Buildings and Grounds Committee. 
  • The School Board’s Buildings and Grounds Committee will review the recommendation(s) from the School Naming Committee and forward a recommendation to the School Board. 
  • The School Board will receive the Buildings and Grounds Committee’s recommendation during the Board’s meeting on January 15, 2019. 
  • The School Board will vote on a name for the 12th elementary school during its meeting on February 5, 2019. 
  • Citizen comment is welcomed at all School Board meetings.  
Submissions are reviewed with the following guidelines: 
  • Consistency with other school names at the elementary, middle or high school level, as appropriate. 
  • A preference for names reflecting geographic or historical features of an area. 
  • A preference for names reflecting the community/area which the school serves. 
  • A preference for names of individuals who have made significant contributions to education in Frederick County or famous historical figures who have made significant contributions to the advancement of education in Virginia or the nation. 
  • The avoidance of names that could cause confusion with other school in Frederick County and/or with schools in adjoining jurisdictions or other areas of Virginia.  
The names below are the submissions that meet the above guidelines. 
  • Apple Blossom
  • Bear Cove
  • Bear Run
  • Bedrock
  • Burnt Factory
  • Cardinal
  • Clearbrook
  • Edgewater
  • Fox Hill
  • Fox Stone
  • Fox Valley
  • Frederick View
  • Frontier
  • Harvest
  • Harvest View
  • Hiatt Run
  • High Banks
  • Hilltop
  • Hilltop Valley
  • Hopewell Quakers
  • Jordan Springs
  • Limestone
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • North Bridge
  • Patsy Cline
  • Rita Pierson
  • Roosevelt
  • Rutherford
  • Shawnee
  • Shenandoah Valley
  • Snowden Bridge
  • Snowden Cardinal
  • Snowden Springs
  • Spring Bridge
  • Spring View
  • Stephenson
  • Stephenson's Depot
  • Stephenson Depot at Snowden
  • Stone Acres
  • Stonewood
  • Thomas Malcolm
  • Valley Bridge
  • Valley Ridge
  • Walter Barr
  • Water Ridge
  • Wayne E. Davis
  • Wendell Dick
  • Willa Cather
  • Willie Walters
  • Woolen Mill