Eastern Montgomery High School
|Eastern Montgomery High School|
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Tiffany Anderson|
|Principal||Mr. Nelson Simpkins|
|Color(s)||Maroon, Black and White|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
A Region C
Three Rivers District
Eastern Montgomery High School is located in Elliston, Virginia and is one of four high schools in Montgomery County, Virginia. It was built during 1999 and 2000, and, being a relatively new school, it is only in its tenth school year. The school's mascot is the Mustang, and the school colors are maroon, black and white.
Eastern Montgomery has teams in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball. Eastern Montgomery also competes in many academic events, including Debate, MACC, Scholastic Bowl and Forensics. Eastern Montgomery has many awards in academic activities including a 2004 state championship in Scholastic Bowl. Eastern Montgomery also has many other achievements in the more mainstream sports. Tracy Poff is the athletics director at Eastern Montgomery.
Eastern Montgomery has received awards for its academics, being accredited annually for both the Standards of Learning and No Child Left Behind requirements. The school has many elective choices beyond the core classes, being particularly strong in the Foreign Language and Fine Arts departments. Both Spanish and French are offered, with Art, Chorus and Band classes in the art department. Further, there are also Computer Technology courses, many of which are college credit courses.
The school is considered a moving of Shawsville High School, which was originally a joined school with Shawsville Middle School. In the late nineties, a growth in the area's population caused demand for a new and larger school to house all the students. Eastern Montgomery was built soon after, with all the remaining Shawsville High students being moved to it at the start of the next year. Shawsville Middle remained in the old building, with the second building being shut down and used for storage. The football team got to the Division 1 State Championship Game, but eventually lost to Riverheads High School 63-49.
The school's administrative staff consists of: Principal: Mr. Danny Knott Asst. Principal: Mr. Brian Kitts Athletic Director: Mr. Tracy Poff