Mount View High School (West Virginia)

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Mount View High School
Mount view high knight.JPG
"Making a difference"
950 Mount View Road
Welch, West Virginia, 24801
United States
Coordinates 37°24′13″N 81°32′34″W / 37.4037°N 81.5427°W / 37.4037; -81.5427Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 81°32′34″W / 37.4037°N 81.5427°W / 37.4037; -81.5427
School type Public, high school
Founded 1975
Opened 1978
School district McDowell County Schools
Superintendent Nelson Spencer (Superintendent of all schools)
Principal Debra Hall
Staff 75 people
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Age range 11–19 years of age
Enrollment 830 students (2009–2010 year)
Average class size 15–20 students
Student to teacher ratio 15
Language English
Color(s)              Gold, brown, and white
Sports Basketball, Football, Baseball, Golf, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball
Mascot Golden Knight
Team name Golden Knights
Rivals Riverview High School
Man High School
Westside High School
Wyoming East High School
Yearbook Golden Memories
Communities served Welch, Gary, Kimball, Davy, Northfork, Elkhorn, Anawalt

Mount View High School (MVHS) is a public high school in Welch, West Virginia. Located on the grounds of an old strip mine in the mountains of McDowell County, West Virginia, Mount View High School is one of two schools in the Welch area, which includes Welch Elementary School.[1] As of 2010, the school teaches forty-seven courses for its students, and serves grades 612. Mount View High School colors are gold and brown, which are also the colors of the school's mascot the Golden Knight.[2] The average class size is around fifteen to twenty students per teacher, and the school has a population of 830 students as of 2010. During the evenings, Mount View has some college classes from the local Bluefield State College.


Mount View High School was built on Thomas Mountain in the late 1970s and is still operational today. Mount View High School's population came from three other schools: Welch High, Gary High, and Northfork High. In 2002, McDowell County Schools (MCS) decided to move the seventh and eighth grade to Mount View. Afterwards, the school experienced major renovations including building a new wing for the seventh graders and building a new auditorium for all the students; the auditorium would be named after the first principal of the school as Bob N. Jack Auditorium. In 2005, MCS decided to move the sixth grade to Mount View. Lack of space for the six graders caused MVHS to take a section of the media center off to form a new wing for the sixth graders. Mount View High School also built a new gymnasium for middle school students. In 2007 former principal Adam E. Grygiel became the main principal of the entire school. Before the 2009–2010 school term began it was announced that Mount View Middle and Mount View High was going to merge to form one school. In 2009 current eighth grade science teacher Edward Evans became the National Science Teacher of the Year which brought new technology to the school.


  • 2002 Southern Conference Football Champions Mt. View Middle 8-0 Record
  • Grade 7 and 8 Football – 2008 McDowell County champions.
  • Grades 6-8 Baseball: 2008 McDowell County Champions (16-1); 2009 McDowell County Champions (15-0)


  • Senior Beta Club
  • Interact Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Senior Class SGA
  • Junior Class SGA
  • Sophomore SGA
  • Freshmen SGA
  • HSTA Club
  • Model Un
  • French Club
  • Upward Bound
  • Spanish Club
  • Step Club
  • Student Council 6–8
  • Junior Beta Club
  • Marching Band
  • Beginners Band
  • Women's / Men's Basketball

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "McDowell County Schools Information". Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mount View High School's Web Page". Retrieved 15 March 2010. 

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