Harrisonburg High School (Virginia)

Harrisonburg High School (Virginia)

Infobox High School
name=Harrisonburg High School
principal=Irene Reynolds
viceprincipal = Michael I
Jeremy Knapp
Jay Supko
viceprincipal_label= Assistant Principals
motto= Motivate, educate, celebrate
type=Public, 9-12
city =Harrisonburg, VA
state = Virginia
district = Harrisonburg City Public Schools
conference = Virginia High School League
AA Region III
AA Massanutten District
mascot=Blue Streaks
school_colors = colorbox|blue colorbox|white Blue and White
newspaper = "Newsstreak"
yearbook = "The Taj"
website= [http://www.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/hhs School Website] |

Harrisonburg High School, part of the Harrisonburg City School System, is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

HHS serves grades nine through twelve, and is home of the Harrisonburg Blue Streaks. There are currently 1381 students enrolled. It was rated "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2006-2007 school year.

Irene Reynolds is principal; Michael Eye, Jeremy Knapp, and Jay Supko are assistant principals.

Demographically, the school is 61% Caucasian, 24% Hispanic, 10% Black, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander, and the remainder a variety of other ethnicities.

Famous Alumni

*Ralph Sampson - Former NBA basketball player
*John Wade - Current NFL football player
*Akeem Jordan - Current NFL football player


Harrisonburg High School was founded in 1879, and was initially located on South Main Street. In 1928, it was moved to South High Street; in 1967, the high school was moved to Grace Street. During this time it housed students from grades seven upward, but when Thomas Harrison Middle School was built in 1989, grades seven and eight were shifted from the high school department, and the high school expanded to include both the South High Street and Grace Street complexes. The entire complex renovated in 1994, on its hundredth anniversary, but was subsequently leased to James Madison University, after the construction and opening of a new building on Garbers Church Road on August 24, 2005.

VHSL Titles

[ [http://www.vhsl.org/recbook.pdf 12th Edition.p65 ] ] Harrisonburg is in Group AA Massanutten District of the Virginia High School League. Prior to 2007, it had been in Region II, but is now in Region III.

*1969 - 1976 State AA Boys Tennis Champions
*1978, 1979 State AA Boys Basketball Champions
*1979 State AA Girls Outdoor Track Champions
*1980 - 1982 State AA Girls Tennis Champions
*1991 State AA Boys Tennis Champions
*1991 State AA Girls Tennis Champions
*1987, 1989, 1993 State AA Creative Writing
*1994 State AA Girls Outdoor Track Champions (tied with Abingdon)
*1996 State AA Boys Golf Champions
*2001 State AA Division 3 Football Champions
*2007 State AA Boys Outdoor Track Champions
*2007-08 State AA Theatre Champions


External links

* [http://www.harrisonburg.k12.va.us/hhs/ Harrisonburg High School Website]

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