Luray High School

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Luray High School
Address
243 Bulldog Drive
Luray, Virginia, 22835
United States
Coordinates 38°39′33.4″N 78°27′25.5″W / 38.659278°N 78.457083°W / 38.659278; -78.457083Coordinates: 38°39′33.4″N 78°27′25.5″W / 38.659278°N 78.457083°W / 38.659278; -78.457083
Information
School type Public school (government funded), high school
Established 1903
Opened 2009 (in current building)
School board Page County Public Schools
Superintendent Mrs. Donna Whitley-Smith
Principal Mr. C. Runyan
Asst. Principal Mrs. L. Pettit
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 600
Language English
Color(s) Maroon, Black and White               
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
A Region B
Shenandoah District
Mascot Bulldogs
Rival Page County High School
Yearbook Luray High School Highland
Website

Luray High School is a public high school located in Luray, Virginia. Luray High School is home to roughly 600 students, in grades 9-12. Before moving to the new building, it was one of the few 5-year high schools in the nation. The school is part of the Page County Public School System.

The school's colors are maroon and white, and the mascot is the bulldog.

The School's alma mater: Hail to thee, our Alma Mater Hail to thee, O Luray High With glory, laud, and honor The Maroon and White fly high If thy noble sons and daughters, All with joy and rapture may, From our hearts and souls forever, We say Hail to Thee, Luray!

The Fight Song is Maroon and White

The goal of Luray High School is to promote a spirit that generates both upright, loyal men and women who promote a positive school spirit that helps to generate achievement in scholastic and associated school activities.

History[edit]

Luray High School began operations in 1903. The school was located on Court Street (the facility on Court Street would later be used by the page county government until 2014 when it was dempolished for the construction of a new county government complex) the facility on Luray Avenue was constructed in 1930. Luray High School’s first Principal was Mr. Thomas G. Hamilton. Until 1950 the Luray school housed eleven grades. Grade 12 was added in 1950.

Until construction of a new elementary school in 1961, the Luray High School facility housed all school grades. Since the construction of Luray Elementary School the facility has housed grades 8-12. The gym complex and vocational complex were added in 1961. This allowed for a significant expansion of the curriculum.

In 1981-82 extensive renovations took place. An updated and improved heating and ventilation system was installed. A new office complex, library, cafeteria, and music department was created to alleviate space needs. Additional space for instruction was created by the conversion of the Bradley house to the Art Department and adding two mobile units as two new classrooms. A new Art Building was created in 2001-02 when the previous building(Bradley House) caught on fire and was deemed unusable. In 2003 Luray High School celebrated the 100th Birthday of the school.[1]

In August 2006, the Page County Board of Supervisors approved construction of two new high schools in the county, with groundbreaking in November 2006.

The building on Luray Avenue was transformed into Luray Middle School during the summer of 2009. The Luray Middle School building now houses grades 6-8.

In 2009, a new, much larger, Luray High School building was constructed on the outskirts of the town on Leaksville of Luray. The school's new address is on Bulldog Drive, just south of Main Street southwestern portion of Luray. Luray High School houses grades 9-12 and has adopted block scheduling.

The building will be dedicated on August 29, 2009, and the first day of school will be September 8.

Despite the relocation of the school, Luray High School will still use Bulldog Field for its baseball and football games. The complex also has a track. Although for home cross country meets, they use the new course at the new high school.

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