Buffalo Gap High School

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Buffalo Gap High School
Buffalo Gap High School.jpg
Address
1800 Buffalo Gap Highway
Swoope, Virginia, 24479
United States
Information
School type Public, high school
Established 1962
School district Augusta County Public Schools
Principal Mr. William R. Deardorff
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 601 (2006-07)
Language English
Color(s)           Black, Gold
Athletics Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Athletics conference Shenandoah District
Region B
Mascot Bison
Website

Buffalo Gap High School is a public school located in Swoope, Virginia. Although this rural school rarely garners extensive media coverage or recognition, Buffalo Gap High School (BGHS) is locally renowned[citation needed] for offering a broad-based high school education that enables students from all backgrounds to develop a level of competence in both the humanities and the sciences. The Buffalo Gap class of 2007 recently scored higher in all SAT categories than every public school in Augusta County and inlying cities.[1] The school draws its name from the nearby Buffalo Gap. Mr. William Deardorff has been the residing principal for over twenty years.

Athletics[edit]

Despite winning district championships in every major high school sport, Buffalo Gap's primary source of both local and state-wide commendation has been for its running programs. The girls' track team has won the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Single A Virginia High School League State Championship Track Meet,[2] and the boys' cross country team has placed second in the VHSL State Championship Race (2000) and has won the State Cross Country Meet twice.[citation needed] The girls basketball team won the state championship in 1984 and were runners-up in 1983.[3] In 2007, the varsity football team completed a perfect 14-0 season, winning the school's first state championship in football.[4]

In March 2008 and 2009, the Varsity Girls Basketball team won back to back Group A Division 1 State Championships.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area SAT scores show dips, rallies", August 29, 2007. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  2. ^ "Bison quartet ends perfectly", June 3, 2007. Accessed June 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "Virginia High School League Book of Records Eleventh Edition - 2006-2007", December 12, 2006. Accessed May 24, 2007.
  4. ^ Ask anybody
  5. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°11′39.1″N 79°13′4.8″W / 38.194194°N 79.218000°W / 38.194194; -79.218000