James River High School (Buchanan, Virginia)

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James River High School
James River High School Logo.jpg
9906 Springwood Road
Buchanan, Virginia, 24066

37°32′53.5″N 79°43′42.22″W / 37.548194°N 79.7283944°W / 37.548194; -79.7283944Coordinates: 37°32′53.5″N 79°43′42.22″W / 37.548194°N 79.7283944°W / 37.548194; -79.7283944

School type Public, high school
Established 1959
School district Botetourt County Public Schools
Superintendent Anthony S. Brads
Principal Jamie Talbott
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 471[1] (2009)
Language English
Color(s)                Scarlet, Black, White
Athletics conference Pioneer District
Region C
Nickname Knights
Rival Lord Botetourt High School, Glenvar High School, Parry McCluer High School, Covington High School

James River High School (JRHS) is a Group-2A-size public high school in Buchanan, Virginia. It serves the northern part of Botetourt County, including the towns of Buchanan, Eagle Rock, Fincastle, and Springwood. James River was founded in 1959 with the consolidation of the Buchanan, Eagle Rock, and Fincastle high schools.

Recently, renovations to the school were completed. A new athletic center, media lab, administrative offices, and science labs were created.[2]


The Knights have captured four Group A State Championships in Women's Softball in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2011.[citation needed] Pitcher Angela Tincher graduated from James River. The Knights also won states in Group A Men's Basketball in 2010. James River has a successful volleyball team, winning the state competition in 2010.


JRHS advanced to the Virginia State Theatre Competition in Charlottesville in 2007. The "Knightly" players won second in the Region C Theatre Competition earlier in November 2007.

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