Facts & Timelines

 

Demographics
In 2009-2010, Annandale's student body was 30.27% Hispanic, 28.57% White, 22.94% Asian, 14.63% Black and 3.59% other.[4] 48.98% of the student body received free or reduced price lunch.[4] 72.71% of the school was proficient in English.[12] No single racial group formed the majority. AHS consistently ranks as one of the most racially diverse high schools in the country.[13]
 
The 2009-2010 school year marked the first year that Hispanic students represented a plurality of Annandale students, and the first year in the school's history that any racial group other than White students represented a plurality within the student body.[4] In fact, White students represent the only group not to see consistent growth in percentage student body representation over the last three years.[4]

 

Football Program
In 50 years, Annandale has won six football state championships (1965, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1993, and 1994) and numerous district titles as a member of both the Potomac District (Pre-resdistricting) and the Patriot District (Post redistricting).[25] After an undefeated season in 1978, Annandale ended the year ranked #1 in the nation by the National Sports Service.[11] Annandale won Patriot District titles in 2005, 2006, 2008 (shared with West Springfield High School) and 2009, but the Atoms fell to their first round opponents each year.
 
 
Enrollment
Enrollment at AHS during the 2009-2010 school year was 2,257 students.[4] Enrollment at the school reached over 2,000 students for the first time during the 1995-1996 school year.[4] After that year, enrollment grew each year for a decade before reaching 2,568 students during the 2003-2004 school year.[4] Since then, enrollment has experienced non-streaking growth and decline, though has remained at over 2,000 students.[17] During the 2007-2008 school year, enrollment reached a ten-year low of 2,045 students.[4]
 
Notable Alumni
Dave Grohl, musician, Nirvana and Foo Fighters, (1986–1987, did not graduate Annandale HS)[26]
Mark Hamill, Actor, Luke Skywalker in Star Wars franchise (did not graduate)[27]
Mark Hoppus, Musician, Blink-182 and +44 (did not graduate)[citation needed]
Fawn Hall, secretary to Lt. Colonel Oliver North and a notable figure in the Iran-Contra affair[citation needed]
Bill Hamid, Professional United States Men's Soccer Player, currently on D.C. United[28]
Dylan Walsh, Actor, Dr. Sean McNamara in Nip Tuck[29]
Clarence Goodson, Professional Soccer player for IK Start of the Tippeligaen league in Norway (transferred to Wilbur Tucker Woodson High School after sophomore year)[30]
Ray Crittenden, Professional Football Player for New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers[31]
Rob Huebel, Comedian/Actor, Human Giant[32]

(Classmates, if you know a Annandale high school graduate from any class year, that you think deserves special recognition, send your suggestion to Douglas Schulz, Schulz@securitiesexpert.com)

 

Peer List
For AHS
Birth Year: 1952
Born
Peer
January 
11,
1952
 - 
Ben Crenshaw: Sports figure
March 
2,
1952
 - 
Laraine Newman: Entertainer
March 
11,
1952
 - 
Douglas Adams: Author
April 
6,
1952
 - 
Marilu Henner: Actress
April 
10,
1952
 - 
Steven Seagal: Martial artist, actor
May 
16,
1952
 - 
Pierce Brosnan: Actor
May 
18,
1952
 - 
George Strait: Musician
May 
19,
1952
 - 
Grace Jones: Actress
May 
21,
1952
 - 
Mr. T: Actor
May 
23,
1952
 - 
Marvin Hagler: Sports figure
June 
7,
1952
 - 
Liam Neeson: Actor
June 
18,
1952
 - 
Carol Kane: Entertainer
June 
18,
1952
 - 
Isabella Rossellini: Actress
June 
20,
1952
 - 
John Goodman: Entertainer
July 
1,
1952
 - 
Dan Aykroyd: Entertainer
July 
17,
1952
 - 
Phoebe Snow: Musician
July 
17,
1952
 - 
David Hasselhoff: Actor
July 
21,
1952
 - 
Robin Williams: Entertainer
August 
27,
1952
 - 
Paul 'Pee-wee Herman' Reubens: Actor
September 
2,
1952
 - 
Jimmy Connors: Sports figure
September 
25,
1952
 - 
Christopher Reeve: Actor
October 
22,
1952
 - 
Jeff Goldblum: Actor
November 
3,
1952
 - 
Roseanne: Entertainer
November 
30,
1952
 - 
Mandy Patinkin: Actor
December 
10,
1952
 - 
Susan Dey: Actress
December 
12,
1952
 - 
Cathy Rigby: Sports figure
 
Peer List
For AHS
Birth Year: 1953
Born
Peer
January 
10,
1953
 - 
Pat Benatar: Musician
January 
19,
1953
 - 
Desi Arnaz Jr.: Entertainer
February 
26,
1953
 - 
Michael Bolton: Musician
March 
23,
1953
 - 
Chaka Khan: Musician
May 
6,
1953
 - 
Tony Blair: Political figure
June 
13,
1953
 - 
Tim Allen: Actor
June 
22,
1953
 - 
Cyndi Lauper: Musician
July 
11,
1953
 - 
Leon Spinks: Sports figure
July 
29,
1953
 - 
Geddy Lee: Musician
August 
8,
1953
 - 
Donny Most: Actor
August 
11,
1953
 - 
Terry 'Hollywood' Hogan: Entertainer
August 
16,
1953
 - 
Kathie Lee Gifford: Entertainer
September 
10,
1953
 - 
Amy Irving: Actress
October 
20,
1953
 - 
Tom Petty: Musician
November 
3,
1953
 - 
Kate Capshaw: Actress
December 
8,
1953
 - 
Kim Basinger: Actress
 
Peer List
For AHS
Birth Year: 1954
Born
Peer
January 
12,
1954
 - 
Howard Stern: Entertainer
January 
29,
1954
 - 
Oprah Winfrey: Entertainer
February 
2,
1954
 - 
Christie Brinkley: Fashion figure
February 
15,
1954
 - 
Matt Groening: Cartoonist
February 
17,
1954
 - 
Rene Russo: Actress
February 
18,
1954
 - 
John Travolta: Entertainer
February 
20,
1954
 - 
Patty Hearst: Heiress
March 
1,
1954
 - 
Ron Howard: Actor, director
April 
7,
1954
 - 
Jackie Chan: Martial artist, actor
April 
9,
1954
 - 
Dennis Quaid: Actor
April 
29,
1954
 - 
Jerry Seinfeld: Entertainer
June 
15,
1954
 - 
Jim Belushi: Entertainer
June 
19,
1954
 - 
Kathleen Turner: Actress
June 
22,
1954
 - 
Freddie Prinze: Actor
August 
18,
1954
 - 
Patrick Swayze: Actor
August 
25,
1954
 - 
Elvis Costello: Musician
September 
7,
1954
 - 
Corbin Bernsen: Actor
September 
22,
1954
 - 
Shari Belafonte-Harper: Actress
October 
3,
1954
 - 
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Musician
November 
3,
1954
 - 
Adam Ant: Musician
November 
4,
1954
 - 
Yanni: Musician
December 
11,
1954
 - 
Jermaine Jackson: Musician
December 
21,
1954
 - 
Chris Evert: Sports figure
December 
25,
1954
 - 
Annie Lennox: Musician
December 
28,
1954
 - 
Denzel Washington: Actor

 

1946-1989
:
     
The Cold War from before birth until age 21
 
1952-2050
:
     
Reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) from before birth until after timeline
 
1961-1970
:
     
7th Cholera pandemic from before birth until age 2
 
1963-1968
:
     
Lyndon B Johnson president of US from before birth until age 0
 
1964-1975
:
     
Vietnam War from before birth until age 7
 
1967-1970
:
     
Nigerian civil war from before birth until age 2
 
1968
:
     
Robert Kennedy assassinated at age 0
 
1968
:
     
Martin Luther King assassinated at age 0
 
1969
:
     
Moon Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at age 1
 
1969-1974
:
     
Richard M. Nixon president of US from age 1 to 6
 
1969
:
     
Woodstock Music Festival at age 1
 
1970
:
     
Microprocessor at age 2
 
1970
:
     
Nat. Guard murders 4 students at Kent State at age 2
 
1971
:
     
Pakistani civil war at age 3
 
1971
:
     
Intel ships 1st Processor: the 4004 at age 3
 
1973
:
     
October war (Israel-Arabic nations) at age 5
 
1973
:
     
The Internet at age 5
 
1974-1976
:
     
Gerald Ford president of US from age 6 to 8
 
1974
:
     
Pres. Nixon resigns in disgrace at age 6
 
1975
:
     
The 1st home computer: The Altair 8800a at age 7
 
1975
:
     
Ebola virus appears - 90 percent lethal at age 7
 
1975
:
     
Byte Magazine, issue #1 - September at age 7
 
1976
:
     
American Bicentennial at age 8
 
1976
:
     
Whites accept principle of black majority rule in S. Africa at age 8
 
1976
:
     
VHS Video Recordings at age 8
 
1976
:
     
Television begins satellite delivery at age 8
 
1977
:
     
Neutron bomb at age 9
 
1977-1980
:
     
James Earl Carter Jr president of US from age 9 to 12
 
1978
:
     
Jonestown religious group mass suicide - 913 people die at age 10
 
1978
:
     
1st test-tube baby at age 10
 
1978
:
     
Laserdisc video recordings at age 10
 
1979
:
     
Margaret Thatcher 1st Woman Prime Minister in UK at age 11
 
1979
:
     
Three Mile Island nuclear event at age 11
 
1980
:
     
Mount St. Helens Erupts at age 12
 
1981
:
     
IBM PC ships at age 13
 
1981-1988
:
     
Ronald Reagan president of US from age 13 to 20
 
1981
:
     
1st female supreme court justice at age 13
 
1981
:
     
1st space shuttle flight - Columbia at age 13
 
1982
:
     
1st genetically engineered product - insulin at age 14
 
1983
:
     
Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system at age 15
 
1983
:
     
Bluford 1st black in space at age 15
 
1983
:
     
Compact Disks at age 15
 
1984
:
     
HIV determined to be cause of AIDs at age 16
 
1984
:
     
Apple Macintosh Ships at age 16
 
1985
:
     
Amiga Computer Ships at age 17
 
1986
:
     
Chernobyl power plant melts down at age 18
 
1986
:
     
Halley's Comet at age 18
 
1986
:
     
Shuttle Challenger explodes at age 18
 
1986
:
     
Mir space station deployed at age 18
 
1987
:
     
2000th satellite launched: USSR's Cosmos at age 19
 
1988
:
     
Turin shroud precisely carbon dated to 1330 AD - shroud is a hoax at age 20
 
1989
:
     
Pons and Fleischmann claim cold fusion at age 21
 
1989
:
     
US Invades Panama, topples Noriega at age 21
 
1989
:
     
Powell is 1st black chairmain joint US chiefs of staff at age 21
 
1989
:
     
Fall of Berlin Wall at age 21
 
1989-1992
:
     
George Bush president of US from age 21 to 24
 
1989
:
     
Breakup of the Soviet Union at age 21
 
1990
:
     
World Wide Web at age 22
 
1990
:
     
Hubble space telescope deployed at age 22
 
1991
:
     
Iraq attacks Kuwait, US Attacks Iraq at age 23
 
1991-2003
:
     
8th Cholera pandemic from age 23 to 35
 
1992
:
     
Blacks riot in South Central neighborhood, Los Angeles at age 24
 
1993
:
     
Catholic Church apologizes for its treatment of Galileo in the 1600's at age 25
 
1993-2000
:
     
William Clinton president of US from age 25 to 32
 
1993
:
     
Muslim terrorists bomb World Trade Center at age 25
 
1994
:
     
South Africa moves to 1 person, 1 vote system at age 26
 
1995
:
     
American Terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City at age 27
 
1996
:
     
DVD video recordings at age 28
 
1997
:
     
Cloning living beings at age 29
 
1997
:
     
Mars pathfinder lands at age 29
 
1998
:
     
US attacks Iraq, again at age 30
 
1998
:
     
Pres. Clinton Impeached December 19th. at age 30
 
1998
:
     
1st 1 GHz microprocessor ships - The DEC Alpha CPU at age 30
 
1999
:
     
US attacks Bosnia at age 31
 
2000
:
     
Working draft of human genome completed at age 32
 
2000
:
     
Playstation II ships - most powerful video system to date at age 32
 
2000
:
     
North Pole ice melts - 1.5 km of open water in August at age 32
 
2000
:
     
'2nd Coming' Prophesied 2nd time; Prophesy remains unfulfilled at age 32
 
2001
:
     
Muslim terrorists destroy World Trade Center Sep 11th at age 33
 
2001
:
     
Probe NEAR-Shoemaker makes 1st touchdown on asteroid at age 33
 
2001
:
     
US attacks Afghanistan, October 7th at age 33
 
2001
:
     
Wikipedia goes online at age 33
 
2001
:
     
Satellite Radio broadcasts to consumers begin at age 33
 
2001
:
     
X-Box console released at age 33
 
2001-2009
:
     
George W. Bush president of US from age 33 to 41
 
2001
:
     
Earthquaqe at Gujarat, India - 20,000 deaths at age 33
 
2002
:
     
Euro currency introduced at age 34
 
2002
:
     
Terrorist bomb kills 170, injures 250 in Bali at age 34
 
2002
:
     
10th solar planet(oid) discovered: Quaoar at age 34
 
2003
:
     
28,000 die in Iran earthquake at age 35
 
2003
:
     
Shuttle Columbia destroyed during re-entry (feb 1st) at age 35
 
2004
:
     
Non-government Spaceship One achieves spaceflight at age 36
 
2004
:
     
Water verified present on Mars by Odyssey lander at age 36
 
2004
:
     
Huge trans-Neptunian object, Sedna, discovered at age 36
 
2004
:
     
Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami kills 290,000 - dec 26 at age 36
 
2004
:
     
10 terrorist bombs kill 200, injure 1240 in Spain at age 36
 
2005
:
     
Space Shuttle returns to flight July 26th…Aug 10th at age 37
 
2005
:
     
Muslim terrorists bomb London transit system July 7th at age 37
 
2005
:
     
Microsoft ships Xbox 360 at age 37
 
2005
:
     
Huge trans-Plutonian object discovered at age 37
 
2005
:
     
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita devastate New Orleans - Aug, Sep at age 37
 
2005
:
     
NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft craters comet Temple 1 at age 37
 
2006
:
     
PS3 ships from Sony at age 38
 
2006
:
     
Americans lose habeas corpus at age 38
 
2006
:
     
Israel attacks Lebanon at age 38
 
2006
:
     
Wii ships from Nintendo at age 38
 
2007
:
     
Comet McNaught swings by the sun - extremely bright at age 39
 
2008-2010
:
     
Global Recession from age 40 to 42
 
2009-2012
:
     
Obama president of USA from age 41 until after timeline
 
2009
:
     
Comet Lulin, a green comet, swings past earth at age 41