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McLean is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. Located on the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia, central McLean is 8 miles northwest of downtown Washington, D.C. and 9 miles northeast of Fairfax, the county seat. McLean is home to many diplomats, businessmen, members of Congress, and high-ranking government officials partially due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency.

It is the location of Hickory Hill, the former home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. It is also the location of Salona, the former home of Light-Horse Harry Lee, the Revolutionary War hero. Lewinsville Park, Langley Fork Park, and McLean Central Park, all operated by Fairfax County Park Authority, are located in McLean. McLean residents are zoned to schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).


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McLean is often distinguished by its luxury homes and its nearby high-profit shopping destinations: the Tysons Corner Center and the Tysons Galleria. The two McLean zip codes - 22101 and 22102 - are among the most expensive ZIP Codes in Virginia and the United States. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that McLean was the 3rd wealthiest city in the United States, based on its poverty rate of 2.6% and its median household income of $190,258.

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4Sherman Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4Churchill Road Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5Chesterbrook Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5Kent Gardens Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5Spring Hill Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5Cooper Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5Mclean High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5Langley High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/ASt. John Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/ASt. Luke Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/AThe Potomac School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AMontessori School Of Mclean Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/ARidgemont Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/ABrooksfield School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AThe Langley School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/ACountry Day School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AThe Madeira School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AFirst Steps Academy Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/ATysons Corner Childrens Center Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.