Menchville High School

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Menchville High School
275 Menchville Road
Newport News, Virginia, 23602
United States
Coordinates 37°05′45″N 76°31′49″W / 37.09583°N 76.53028°W / 37.09583; -76.53028Coordinates: 37°05′45″N 76°31′49″W / 37.09583°N 76.53028°W / 37.09583; -76.53028
School type Public high school
Founded 1970
School district Newport News Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Ashby Kilgore
Principal Mr. Robert Surry
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,857 [1] (October 2009)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Purple and Gold
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
Peninsula District
Eastern Region
Mascot Monarchs
Rival Warwick High School

Menchville High School is one of five high schools in Newport News, Virginia. The school was named in honor of Thomas H. Menchville. The school colors are purple and gold, and the school's mascot is a Monarch.

They are the top school in Newport News in terms of the number of students taking AP exams, and have the highest rate of passing.[2] In 2008, Menchville High School was rated as the 487th best public high school in the nation according to Newsweek Magazine.[3]


As of October 2009 [1]

Category Enrollment Percentage
Total Enrollment 1857 100%
Male 942 50.7%
Female 915 49.3%
Native American 11 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 51 2.7%
Black 794 42.8%
Hispanic 61 3.3%
White 932 49.7%
Unspecified 17 0.9%
Special Education 231 12.4%
Talented and Gifted 191 10.4%
Economically Disadvantaged 521 28.1%


VA State Championships[edit]

Baseball - 2009 [4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Cocoa Brown, Actor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Newport News Public Schools Demographic Snapshot". Newport News Public Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ Menchville Report Card
  3. ^ "America's Top Public High Schools". Newsweek Magazine. Retrieved 2009-05-14. [dead link]
  4. ^ "VHSL Record Book". Virginia High School League. Retrieved 7 September 2009. [dead link]


Newport News School Board: Menchville Report Card PDF

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