Herndon High School

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Coordinates: 38°59′16.38″N 77°22′31.1″W / 38.9878833°N 77.375306°W / 38.9878833; -77.375306

Herndon High School
Herndon High School Seal.jpg
"Hornet Pride"
700 Bennett Street
Herndon, Virginia 20170
School type Public, high school
Founded 1911, 1967 (relocated)
School district Fairfax County Public Schools
Principal William Bates
Staff approximately 200
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,298 (2010-11)
Language English
Campus Urban
Color(s) Red and black
Mascot Fighting Hornets
Feeder schools Herndon Middle School
Rival schools South Lakes High School Westfield High School
Athletic conferences Concorde District
Northern Region

Herndon High School is a fully accredited four year public high school in Herndon, Virginia, United States.[1] Herndon serves grades 9-12 and is a part of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) system. Herndon High School serves the town of Herndon and the northern part of the unincorporated community of Reston. The school has a student body representing over 69 countries. Herndon's mascot is the Fighting Hornet.


Herndon High School opened in 1911 at 901 Locust Street. In 1930, seventy-one students enrolled, with classes such as economics, agriculture, and business education offered, with classes in industrial arts later offered. In 1942, the school opened the first school cafeteria in Fairfax County. In the early 1950s, the building was expanded to support more students.

In 1961, Herndon Intermediate School began within the Herndon High School building. In 1967, the High School moved to its current Bennett Street location, leaving Herndon Intermediate School at Locust Street with 650 students and 39 teachers.

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year Herndon boasted a student enrollment of 2,171 students and approximately 222 staff members.[2]


In the 2012-2013 school year, Herndon High School's student body was 45.49% White, 28.32% Hispanic, 13.23% Asian, 8.61% Black and 4.35% Other.[3]

Test scores[edit]

Herndon High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.[4] The average SAT score for 2012 for Herndon was 1641 (547 Critical Reading, 563 Math, and 531 Writing).[5]

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