In September 1950, 738 black students entered the new Fairmont Heights Junior-Senior High School—one of only two high schools in Prince George’s County for blacks during segregation, and the only one that offered twelfth grade. In 2017, the last students
Cheverly embraces its small-town feel—the 1.35-square-mile area is mostly residential. This zoning mimics most of the surrounding area. The 2017 Preliminary Greater Cheverly Sector Plan states that 32 percent of the greater area (2,507 acres) is residential, and 87 percent of those homes are single-family residences.