School History: 1992-Present

Ravensworth Elementary School began its fourth decade with a newly renovated building. Our school was also in the midst of the pilot testing phase for a new Spanish Partial-Immersion Foreign Language program. The program proved so popular that, by 2003, Ravensworth was one of fourteen Fairfax County public schools offering Spanish-Immersion.

Photographs of two student-written poems that appeared in a student-created literary magazine. One poem was written in English and the other in Spanish.
Ravensworth Literary Magazine, 1997.


Throughout the 1990s, computer technology changed at a rapid pace, and the internet came into broader use by educators. In 1997, Ravensworth was one of the first FCPS elementary schools to receive technology cabling upgrades to provide internet access to classrooms.

Photograph of Ms. Gracyalny’s second grade class taken during the 1998 to 1999 school year.
Ms. Gracyalny’s 2nd Grade Class, 1998-99.

In 2003, thanks to a generous donation from Ravensworth’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), our computer lab was outfitted with a new, state-of-the-art wireless mobile laptop station.

Photograph of the cover and of a photograph collage page from Ravensworth’s 2005 yearbook.
Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbook, 2004-05.

Outdoor Learning

In the fall of 2004, Ravensworth debuted a new outdoor classroom. The gazebo was funded by an anonymous donation to Ravensworth’s PTA.

2009 yearbook photograph of Ravensworth’s outdoor classroom.
The idea behind the gazebo, according to PTA member Elisa Meridian is to "get (students) outside and get some fresh air." The gazebo will be used for outdoor lessons, especially in science and art classes, and will eventually become a part of an "outdoor discovery schoolyard," which Meridian hopes will be used in many subject areas and will also include a small garden where students will plant bulbs and establish a butterfly conservancy.
~ The Connection Newspaper, Sept. 8, 2004

Ravens Town

By 2013, Ravensworth Elementary School had become significantly overcrowded and modular classrooms were brought in to handle the overflow. The cluster of modular classrooms became known as Ravens Town. In the spring of 2014, the Fairfax County School Board awarded a $13.3 million contract for an addition and renovation project at our school to the V. F. Pavone Construction Company.

Aerial photograph of Ravensworth Elementary School taken before the start of renovations.
Ravensworth Elementary School, May 31, 2014.

The project, completed in 2016, added 12,000 square feet of space, including new classrooms and a new library.

Aerial photograph of Ravensworth Elementary School taken after renovations were complete.
Ravensworth Elementary School, April 20, 2016.

Explore these aerial views of Ravensworth Elementary School from 1976 to 2017. Also included is a photograph taken in 1960, showing what our school site looked like before Ravensworth Farms was constructed. The pictures are courtesy of the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Photograph of a Ravensworth School t-shirt. The text on the front says Raven Pride, Established 1963, Re-Established 2016.

Our Principals (1992-Present)

In 1995, James Ray Ross became the eighth principal of Ravensworth Elementary School. After he retired, Pam McClelland served briefly as an interim principal until Pam O’Connor’s appointment as principal in 2005.

Ravensworth yearbook photographs of principals Ross and O’Connor taken in 2004.
Principals James Ray Ross and Pam O’Connor, 2004-05. Before being appointed principal, Ms. O’Connor served as an assistant principal at Ravensworth.

In 2013, Roxanne Salata succeeded Pam O’Connor as principal of Ravensworth. She led our school until the summer of 2019 when she became the principal of Clermont Elementary School. Our current principal is Erika Aspuria.

Photographs of the covers of two school yearbooks. Both feature the raven mascot.
Ravensworth Elementary School Yearbook Covers, 1998 and 2010. Our current mascot logo debuted in 2009.