Churchill Road Elementary School opened its doors to students for the first time on September 3, 1958. Originally a 16-classroom building, Churchill Road was built at a cost of $363,591 by contractor Earl K. Rosti, Inc., of Falls Church, Virginia. Our school’s first principal was Ruby F. Dunkum.
In January 1961, construction began on a four-classroom addition to Churchill Road Elementary School to increase the capacity of the building from 480 to 600 students. The addition was completed in time for the opening of schools in September 1961.
What's in a Name?
Did you know that during the planning process, Churchill Road was called Langley Forest Elementary School? The school was given the name Churchill Road by the Fairfax County School Board on November 19, 1957. Have you ever wondered why the road is called Churchill Road? Was it named in honor of Winston Churchill? Did the road lead to a church on a hill? Watch the following video to find out. The answer will surprise you.