Cathy Benner Osbourn High School

Manassas school officials have placed the principal of Osbourn High School on paid leave, but they’re not revealing any details about the decision just yet.

Cathy Benner, the school’s principal since 2013, has been on leave since March 20, according to city schools spokeswoman Almeta Radford.

Radford added that former Osbourn assistant principal Andrew Wilson and Jeff Abt, a former principal and school system administrator, are currently running the school in Benner’s absence.

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Radford said she couldn’t comment on Benner’s leave in any more detail, because it’s a “personnel matter.”

Benner previously served as principal at Falls Church High School and as an administrator at Centreville High School.

When she took over at Osbourn (the only high school in Manassas), the school was “accredited with warning” by the state’s Department of Education, meaning that test scores were falling a bit below state standards.

But as of the 2016-17 school year, Osbourn was fully accredited by the state, and was named a “silver medal school” by U.S. News and World Report in 2016.

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The article states that Osbourn is the only high school in Manassas but there is also Osbourn Park high school.


Osbourn Park is not in the City of Manassas.

Joseph George for Neabsco District

Osbourn Park High School
8909 Euclid Avenue, Manassas, VA 20111

Booger Eating Moron

Manassas City zip code 20110. 20111 is in the county


Osbourn Park High School is in Manassas. Manassas is considered a city regardless of whether it's in old town Manassas or not. Furthermore the county is Prince William County, which has many zip codes including all of Manassas.


Manasaas is its own city. Not in PW county. We have our own gov't and school district. Pay taxes to City of Manassas.


Osborn Park HS is in the Prince William County school system. Osborn Senior HS belongs to the independent City of Manassas, and is the only high school in that system. Manassas separated from Prince William County in 1975.

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