Kecoughtan High School

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Kecoughtan High School
522 Woodland Road
Hampton, Virginia, 23669
United States
Coordinates 37°03′18″N 76°19′05″W / 37.05500°N 76.31806°W / 37.05500; -76.31806Coordinates: 37°03′18″N 76°19′05″W / 37.05500°N 76.31806°W / 37.05500; -76.31806
School type Public high school
Founded 1962
School district Hampton City Schools
Superintendent Dr. Linda Shifflette
Principal Jeff Mordica
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1900 [1] (2007–08)
Language English
Color(s)           Green and White
Athletics conference Virginia High School League 6A South Classification
Mascot Warriors
Rival Phoebus High School
Bethel High School
Hampton High School
Communities served Fox Hill, Virginia

Kecoughtan High School is a public high school located in Hampton, Virginia. The current grades offered are 9–12. Kecoughtan High School is one of four high schools located in the Hampton City Public School District. The other three are Phoebus High School, Bethel High School (Hampton, Virginia), and Hampton High School (Hampton, Virginia).

Feeder pattern[edit]

  • Asbury Elementary School
  • Barron Elementary School
  • Langley Elementary School
  • Phillips Elementary School
  • Phoebus Elementary School
  • Smith Elementary School
  • Jones Magnet Middle School
  • Syms Middle School
  • Eaton Middle School
  • C. Vernon Spratley Gifted Center


Kecoughtan High School was originally built in 1962 to handle the overflow of Hampton High School. Since then Kecoughtan has been used as an educational facility for high school students in the Foxhill area.

The word Kecoughtan comes from the name of the Virginia Algonquian Native Americans living there when the English colonists arrived in the Hampton Roads area in 1607. The Native Americans were originally named Kikotan (also spelled Kiccowtan, Kikowtan etc.)

The first academic school year was 1963-1964. Since the school was built to handle the overflow of Hampton High School students who were previously enrolled as juniors in Hampton High School became enrolled as seniors at Kecoughtan High School. This makes the first graduating class '63-'64, and the 50th Graduating class will be the class of 2014.


Kecoughtan High School offers many sports, and these include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Boys and girls volleyball and Wrestling.

Notable alumni[edit]

Marching and Symphonic Band[edit]

The Kecoughtan Marching "Warriors" are a Class AAA band that has been a Virginia Honor Band three times. The band was part of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade Lineup in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 2011.

The Kecoughtan band has hosted their annual "Warrior Classic" marching band competition at Darling Stadium since 1990.

In spring of 2014, the Warrior Symphonic Band traveled to New York City to compete in the Festival of Music and placed first in the concert band division.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Kecoughtan High School Report Card". Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved 2008-07-23.