|Fort Hunt High School|
|8428 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Fairfax County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Green and gold██
originally green and white
|Feeder schools||Stephen Foster Intermediate School|
|Closed||1985 (now Carl Sandburg Middle School)|
|Rival Schools||Groveton High School
Mount Vernon High School
Fort Hunt High School was a public secondary school in Alexandria, Virginia located at 8428 Fort Hunt Road and was part of Fairfax County Public Schools. It opened its doors in 1963. In 1985, due to declining enrollment, Fort Hunt and nearby Groveton High School were combined to form West Potomac High School (located on Groveton's campus) with Fort Hunt's campus being converted into Carl Sandburg Middle School (which replaced Stephen Foster and Bryant Intermediate Schools).
The school paper was called The Frontline.
Completed in January 1970, the planetarium suffered considerable smoke damage in the 1978 school fire. Following its renovation, it returned to service and is still in use today (at Sandburg Middle School). Lee Ann Henning was Fort Hunt's planetarium teacher until the school closed in 1985 and she transferred to West Potomac (classes periodically commuted to Sandburg to use the planetarium). In the fall of 1988, Henning transferred to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, where she teaches to this day.
Carol Ames=1965 - Fulbright Scholar to Vienna, Austria `1969-1974, Artists' Diploma “with excellence" from the Music University. Vienna, Austria; free lanced with ensembles in and around Vienna; Soloed during Salzburg Festival with summer academy of the Mozarteum lecturer in woodwinds Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. Lecturer in equestrian studies, Lake Erie college, Painesville,Ohio, diploma Morven Park International Equestrian Center Leesburg, Va.