Home of the Dolphins

  • Jennie Dean Elementary School is located at 9601 Prince William Street in Manassas, Virginia.

    Our school is home to preschool through fourth grades, to include special education and ESOL programs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Standards of Learning as set forth by the Virginia Department of Education and the City of Manassas Public Schools Program of Studies. The legacy of Jennie Dean continues with a rich heritage. We are proud Jennie Dean Dolphins!


  • Principal: Brian Coleman

    Assistant Principal:Eric Mauck


    School Hours
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by appointment only

    8:35 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Instructional Hours

    Early Release Time: 12:50 p.m.


    If your student is absent or tardy, please leave a message on the Attendance Hotline


  • Jennie Dean

  • It is an example of educational change and growth for over 100 years. Our founder was Jennie S. Dean, the daughter of Charles and Annie Dean, born in Sudley Springs, Virginia. The legacy began in 1893, when Jennie Dean had a dream to build an industrial or vocational school where African American children could learn a useful trade. In spite of numerous attempts and tragedies, the Manassas Industrial School continued to thrive and matured to serve approximately 500 students. Boys learned valuable trades such as agriculture, carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and welding. Girls became proficient in cooking, sewing and gardening. The school survived throughout Jennie Dean's life. Jennie Dean remained involved in the various aspects of the school until her death on May 3, 1913. The school continued to educate its young African American students after her death. In 1938, Prince William, Fairfax, and Fauquier counties agreed to purchase the institution and operated it as a regional high school for African Americans. The City of Manassas established its own public school system in 1977. Jennie Dean became a middle school. Thirteen years later, Jennie Dean was renovated and reopened as an elementary school. Our school campus is unique with its historical site.



Jennie Dean Mural