Annandale High School

Annandale High School

Established 1954

School Type Public High School

Principal Tim Thomas

Location Annandale

Athletic Conference Patriot District

Colors Red and White

Mascot Atoms

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Annandale High School is a public high school in Fairfax County, Virginia.

When it opened in 1954, the school's first principal was Ralph Buckley.[1]

Lake Braddock Secondary School associate principal Rodney Manuel became the fifth principal of AHS in 2003 and resigned in April 2005: his less than two-year tenure becoming the shortest in the history of the school.[2] Former Fairfax County Public Schools administrator George Keim came out of retirement to act as interim principal.[2]

John Ponton moved over from J.E.B. Stuart High School to become the principal in August 2005.[2]

In 2011, Vincent J. Randazzo replaced Ponton as principal.[3]

Randazzo retired after four years, and Westfield High School principal Tim Thomas became the new principal in August 2015.[4]


  1. Mustac, Frank. "Annandale Is Golden." Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./, 10 June 2004. Web. 27 Nov. 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mustac, Frank. "John Ponton Brings with Him 25 Years of FCPS Experience to Annandale." Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./, 4 Aug. 2005. Web. 27 Nov. 2014.
  3. "People On the Move." Fairfax County Public Schools Supergram (13 July 2011). Fairfax County Public Schools Supergram. Fairfax County Public Schools, 13 July 2011. Web. 8 Feb. 2012.
  4. Ashford, Ellie. "2013 FCPS Principal of the Year Will Lead Annandale HS." Annandale VA Blog. Ellie Ashford, 30 July 2015. Web. 20 Feb. 2016.

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