Mills E. Godwin High School

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Mills E. Godwin High School
2101 Pump Road
Henrico, Virginia 23238
School type Public high school
Motto "Eagle Pride"
Founded 1980
School district Henrico County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Patrick Russo
Principal Mrs. Armbruster
Assistant Principals Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Ms. Sandy Justice
Mr. Michael Massa
Mrs. Louise Foley
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,984 (2010-2011)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)               Red, White, and Black
Mascot Eagle (represented by a bald eagle)
Newspaper 'The Eagles Eyrie'
Yearbook 'The Statesman'
Athletic Conference Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Colonial District

Mills Edwin Godwin High School is located in The West End of Henrico County, Virginia. The school is operated by Henrico County Public Schools.


Godwin High School opened in 1980. There are close to 2,000 students in the student body. Freeman High School is Godwin's biggest rival. A newer rival is Deep Run High School. The school was named in honor of Mills E. Godwin Jr. (1914–1999) who was Governor of Virginia for two terms.

Science, Math, and Technology Center[edit]

The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Specialty Center housed at Mills E. Godwin High School opened in the fall of 1994. The Center promotes and supports the expansion of opportunities for high school students. There is a rigorous application process that must be completed to be accepted into this competitive center. The Specialty Center provides qualified students the opportunity to pursue their special interests while completing requirements for graduation. Specialty Center students are required to enter science fair competitions at least once a year. All science and math classes at the Center are at a pre-AP level and emphasize real world application. Typically, graduates from this program attend high ranked colleges.

Specialty Center Facilities[edit]

There are 6 classrooms and 2 dedicated wet labs in the specialty center. The facility fosters investigative work by providing students with space and equipment necessary to complete independent research projects without interruption or handling by other students and teachers. The equipment includes a BSL 2 safety hood available for teaching microbiological techniques and for use in student projects, an inverted microscope with camera attached, a gas chromatograph, a Genesis spectrophotometer and a MyCycler PCR machine.

Sporting achievements[edit]

  • Baseball- two AAA State Championships (1987 and 1999).
  • Golf- 5 AAA State Championships, including 4 consecutive state championships (1994–1997) and most recently in 2012
  • Tennis (boys) - 13 AAA State Championships, the most in State History, most recently in 2009. Former coach Tom Hoy has the most match wins in State History with 471 (second is former Liberty-Bedford coach Dave Eckes with 290 match wins).
  • Tennis (girls) - 10 AAA State Championships, the most in State History, including finals appearance in each of the last 12 school years. Current coach Mark Seidenburg has the second most match wins in state history, and most match wins in the AAA conference, with 308 (second to former E.C. Glass coach Frances Simpson's 418 match wins).
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country (boys)- 2011 team were Colonial District champions, regional champions, and finished fourth at the state meet.
  • Football - Central Region Champions 1984, 1988; Colonial District Champions 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989,1990, 2000, 2003
  • Soccer (girls)- 2008, 2009, 2010 District Champions; 2009 Regional Champions 2009 State Finalists
  • Soccer (boys)- Became the first Central Region team to win the AAA State Championship by finishing undefeated in 2003. The 2003 boys soccer team also finished the Spring season as the top team in the nation, recognized by Soccer America magazine, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and[1]
  • Track (boys) Won the school's first district championship in the indoor season of 09-10 as well as the outdoor season of 09-10.
  • Cheerleading - 2000-2001 Team won Districts and Regionals, 2010 Won districts
  • Boys Volleyball-2006 District Champions[citation needed]
  • Girls Volleyball - 1996 State Champions
  • Wrestling 1989 Regional Champions District Champions, 2009 District Champions
  • Debate- 2014 Regional Champions, 2014 State Champions

Clubs and Activities[edit]

  • Anime Club
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Art Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Baking Club
  • Battle of the Brains
  • Be The Change
  • Board Game Club
  • Book Club
  • Circle of Friends
  • Chess Club
  • Computer Programming
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Croquet Club
  • Debate Team
  • DECA
  • Eagles Swimming
  • Ecology Club
  • FBLA
  • FCA
  • FEA
  • Film Club
  • Forensics
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • GASA
  • Godwin Guides
  • GSA
  • Junior Statesmen of America
  • Keyettes
  • Key Club
  • Latin Club
  • Law Enforcement/SADD
  • Math Modeling
  • Medical Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Peer Helpers
  • Pep Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Physics Club
  • R.E.A.C.H.
  • Robotics
  • SCA
  • Short Pump Players
  • SODA
  • SOHO
  • Spanish Club
  • Video Game Club
  • Woodworking Club
  • Young Democrats
  • Soccer


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°37′11.6″N 77°36′17.8″W / 37.619889°N 77.604944°W / 37.619889; -77.604944