Welcome to Weems Elementary
Principal: Dr. Zella Jones
Assistant Principal: Ashley Faaborg
Grades Served: Pre-K-4
Year Opened: 1977
Current Enrollment: 743
School Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Early Release Time: 12:50 p.m.
All About Weems Elementary
Weems Elementary School is located at 8750 Weems Road in Manassas, Virginia.
Weems Elementary is an elementary school providing services to over 700 students in grades pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade. We are one of five elementary schools in the City of Manassas. In the 2013-2014 school year, Weems Elementary became a Talents and Gifts (TAG) themed school with more than 45 student electives to help students explore their talents and gifts. School uniforms were implemented as well that year. Our school has proudly boasted full accreditation from the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as satisfying the federal annual yearly progress marks.
History of WeemsJohn Crompton Weems (1778 - 1862)John Crompton Weems was a Representative from Maryland. He was born in Waterloo, Calvert County, Maryland, in 1778. Weems attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and engaged in planting. He was elected to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Kent, then was reelected to the Twentieth Congress and served from February 1, 1826, to March 3, 1829. Following his public service, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died on his plantation, "Loch Eden," in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on January 20, 1862.Little is known about John C. Weems, a farmer in the late 1800s and owner of the land where the elementary school now stands. He is a relative of Mason Locke Weems, George Washington's first biographer and creator of the cherry tree chopping myth. His greatest contribution to local education was the recruitment of Fannie Osbourn as his children's teacher. Weems permitted neighboring children to take part in Osbourn classes, thus increasing the desire for learning amongst the community.