Keyser High School

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Keyser High School
1 Tornado Way
Keyser, West Virginia, 26726
United States
Coordinates 39°24′01″N 79°01′16″W / 39.400148°N 79.021048°W / 39.400148; -79.021048Coordinates: 39°24′01″N 79°01′16″W / 39.400148°N 79.021048°W / 39.400148; -79.021048[1]
School district Mineral County Schools
CEEB Code 490660
Principal Mr Charles Wimer
Teaching staff 49 (as of 2006-07)[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 834 (as of 2006-07)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 2:1(as of 2006-07)[2]
Color(s) Black and Gold
Athletics AA
Mascot Tornado
Team name Golden Tornado

Keyser High School is a high school located south of Keyser, West Virginia with an enrollment of more than 800 students from southern Mineral County, WV.


Piedmont High School was combined into Keyser High School in 1976.[3] In the late 1990s, Keyser High School moved from its former location on East Piedmont Street which had served as Keyser High for over 100 years, to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility approximately three miles south of Keyser.


Eligible students may take courses at the Mineral County Technical Center.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Keyser High School athletic teams, known as the Golden Tornado, compete in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

1956 (A), 1962 and 1969(AA) West Virginia Football State Champions, along with competing in the A 1957 Championship game and, more recently, the 2012 AA State Championship Game.

1967 and 1969 West Virginia High School Baseball State Champs

1997 Girls AAA 4x100 and 4x200 State Track and Field Champions.

2009 Track and Field State Champions and 2010 State Runners-Up, along with numerous individual state champions.

In addition to these championships, the Golden Tornado has also competed for the State Title in Cheerleading, Cross Country, and many individuals have competed at the state level in Wrestling, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, and the aforementioned Track and Field.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Keyser High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Keyser High School". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  3. ^ Morris, Jim (2009-08-30). "Small but mighty: A history of Piedmont High School basketball". Mineral Daily News-Tribune. After the 1976 season, Piedmont High School combined with Keyser High School. [dead link]

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