Hybla Valley ES wraps up renovation project
The two-year, $33 million renovation project at Hybla Valley Elementary School is substantially complete, and the building has been turned over for use, according to a spokesperson from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
Over the coming month, contractors will wrap up remaining activities, including site restoration and completion of the basketball courts, playground and playing fields. Work is expected to be complete by Memorial Day, with minor project closeout work to be performed over the summer, said FCPS.
Now that the school's expansion and renovation are complete, Hybla Valley Elementary will have an additional 31,000 square feet of space and modern amenities. The school had previously undergone other renovations and additions since it first opened during the 1964-65 school year.
According to FCPS data from March 2023, the school currently has 849 students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade, down from 883 students at the same time last year. Hybla Valley Elementary's student body was at its largest during the 2019-2020 school year when it started out with 988 students. At that time, based on the facility's 119% utilization percentage, the school was considered significantly overcrowded. The utilization percentage has since dropped to 102% during the 2022-2023 school year.
FCPS photographer Donnie Biggs captured photos of the newly renovated facility April 24, which appear in the image gallery below.