About Weems Elementary
Weems Elementary is an elementary school servicing 685 students in grades pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade. We are one of five elementary schools in Manassas City. All elementary students enter fifth grade at Mayfield Intermediate School. Our school has proudly boasted full accreditation from the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as satisfying the federal Annual Yearly Progress marks.

School Mission Statement

We will build a foundation of learning to help us grow, so we can achieve, and show what we know.

School Vision

The vision of Weems Elementary School is to provide an environment that strives to educate our diverse community to their highest potential. We want the students to surpass levels of academic performance as determined by federal and state standards.

In partnership with families and the community, we commit to reaching academic excellence. We will cultivate positive behaviors and attitudes toward life and learning. We will provide systems of support for the success of every child.

School Motto

Weems Elementary Believes

W.E. believe in Ourselves

W.E. believe in Each Other

W.E. believe in Success

W.E. believe in Weems Elementary

History of Weems

John Crompton Weems (1778 - 1862)
WEEMS, John Crompton, a Representative from Maryland; born in Waterloo, Calvert County, Md., in 1778; attended St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.; engaged in planting; elected to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Kent; reelected to the Twentieth Congress and served from February 1, 1826, to March 3, 1829; resumed agricultural pursuits; died on his plantation, "Loch Eden," in Anne Arundel County, Md., January 20, 1862; interment in a private cemetery on his estate. (Taken from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress) Little is known about John C. Weems, a farmer in the late 1800's 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.