‘Justice’ replaces ‘J.E.B. Stuart’ on Fairfax County high school building


A Fairfax County high school previously named after a Confederate general now has its new name on the outside of its building.

The school formerly known as J.E.B. Stuart High School now has lettering on the front of its building for its new name, Justice High School.

All signage at the school has now been changed, with the exception of the lighted sign in front of the school – something that’s probably more work intensive and special order. Banners hanging from light posts that feature the name Justice High School and the new school logo are also among the changes that have been made.

In July 2017, after a two-year-debate, the Fairfax County School Board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart High School. In late October, another vote from the school board decided upon Justice High School as the new name.

In April, the new school logo, featuring a wolf, was released. The new mascot, Wolves, was selected by students in January to replace the previous mascot of Raiders.

The Falls Church school was named in 1958 after Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. A petition to rename the school was started in 2015 by actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen, who both attended the school.

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