Jefferson High School (Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia)
For schools with a similar name, see Jefferson High School (disambiguation).
Jefferson High School is a high school in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia. It was established in the Fall of 1972 when the county combined Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, and Shepherdstown High Schools. It remained the only high school in Jefferson County until the fall of 2008. In-county rival, Washington High School opened for the 2008-2009 school year, splitting the Jefferson student body. Jefferson's total enrollment is 1,400.
Jefferson High School is a High School Located in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia. It is a school that is very competitive in sports with numerous State Championships in a multitude of sports. Former NFL wide receiver James Jett is the only notable graduate of Jefferson, despite its reputation as a "jock" school. The baseball team has won nine state championships all under one coach. John Lowery, a former coach with over 1,000 wins.
The Jefferson "Cougar" Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. J.P. Lynch Jr., is recognized as one of the top bands in West Virginia. The band has over 138 student musicians in it and in 2012 the band was awarded first place in the Tournament of Bands (TOB) championships. A notable achievement includes the honor of marching in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. in April 2013. The Jefferson High School Symphonic Band was also named The West Virginia Honor Band in 2013.