Loudoun Co. System Opens With New Schools, Growing Enrollment

ASHBURN, Va. — A new elementary school in one of the area’s fastest-growing counties opened Monday, as Loudoun County attempts to keep up with its growing student enrollment.

Madison’s Trust Elementary School, in Ashburn, serves the Brambleton neighborhood, where single-family and townhouses continue to appear along Belmont Ridge Road.

On Monday morning, the U.S. and Virginia flags were pulled to the top of the flagpole at sunrise, as teachers arrived to welcome students.

Another school gets a new beginning — Hillsboro Elementary, in Purcellville, converts to Hillsboro Charter Academy.

The public school system estimates that 78,665 students are enrolled for the 2016-2017 year.

Student enrollment continues to increase in Loudoun: The Class of 2017 is made up of 5,910 seniors enrolled in the county’s 15 high schools; 3,433 members of the class entered kindergarten in August 2004.

The growth of school facilities will continue, especially in the Dulles South community, where a new elementary, middle school and high school are already in the pipeline.

Bond funding for school construction will be up for voter approval on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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