Phoebus High School

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Phoebus High School
125 × 121 px
100 Ireland Street
Hampton, Virginia, 23663
United States
Coordinates 37°02′02″N 76°18′59″W / 37.03389°N 76.31639°W / 37.03389; -76.31639Coordinates: 37°02′02″N 76°18′59″W / 37.03389°N 76.31639°W / 37.03389; -76.31639
School type Public high school
Founded 1975
School district Hampton City Schools
Superintendent Dr. Linda Shiflette

Ms. Kristen Stancill

Mr. Scott Snyder
Principal Mr. William Beverley
Assistant Principals Ms. Shameka Pollard
Mr. Bruce Godwin
Ms. Barbara Kimzey
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,401[1] (2007-08)
Language English
Color(s)           Blue and Gold
Athletics conference

Virginia High School League
Peninsula District

4A South Classification
Mascot Phantoms
Rival Hampton High School
Kecoughtan High School
Communities served Phoebus, Virginia

Phoebus High School is a public high school located in Hampton, Virginia. Named after the nearby neighborhood and former town of Phoebus, it is the newest of the four high schools in the city. Considered unique for the IDE Academy which includes Video Media Design, Engineering, and Video Game Programming. Originally designed as an "Open-Concept" school, permanent interior walls were minimized in favor of partitions that could be adjusted depending on building needs. Recent upgrades include interior walls, lights and switches, a renovation of the gymnasium and theater as well as the main entrances to the school. Phoebus continues to add nationally board certified teachers and several students have earned industry certifications via the CTE department.


Phoebus High School was founded in the 1975 as the newest school of all the Hampton public high schools. When it was constructed, there were no walls and few windows in the building. This was a popular trend in many schools built in the 1970s. This has since been addressed in the form of partitions that act as permanent dividers between classrooms. Phoebus High School is named after the former town of Phoebus. Today Phoebus is home of Hampton City Schools Behind the Wheel program.

Feeder pattern[edit]

  • Barron Elementary
  • Bryan Elementary
  • Jones Middle School
  • Spratley Middle School


2004-2005 School Year:
69% Black
28% White
2% Hispanic
1% Other.


Though Phoebus is not known for its academia, a recent golden age led by marine scientist, philosopher, and professional freerunner Philip Fahy has brought an insurgence of funding to Phoebus' academic sector. His outstanding academic achievements in his field make him the Jacques-Yves Cousteau of our era.


Phoebus' athletic teams are known as the Phantoms. Recently, the Phantom varsity football team has gained a significant amount of attention, having won seven VHSL State Division 5 Championships in 11 years, including five in six seasons and four straight (2001, '02, '06, '08, '09, '10, '11). On December 12, 2009, Phoebus defeated Stone Bridge 15-10 at Scott Stadium, on the campus of the University of Virginia. A year later, they defeated Stone Bridge in a rematch, by a score of 36-17. In 2011, the Phantoms beat South County 20-10.

Among notable college players to graduate from Phoebus are Running Back Elan Lewis and Linebacker Xavier Adibi. Adibi currently is with the Houston Texans. Phoebus quarterback (for 08-09 school year), Tajh Boyd, was the MVP for the Army Allstars football team.

The Phoebus track team is an extreme contender with Crystal Peterson ranked 3rd in the state in the 55m dash, and former junior olympian hurdler Jasmine Vaughan. The Phantom boys 4x200 meter relay team has one of the top competing times in Virginia. Their distance runner Victoria Worrall is quickly moving up the ranks.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Xavier Adibi (Class of 2003), American football player
  • La'Keshia Frett (Class of 1993), distinguished professional basketball player and coach
  • Terri Williams-Flournoy (Class of 1987), college basketball player and coach[2]
  • Antwoine Womack (Class of 1997), American Football Player[3]
  • Tajh Boyd (Class of 2009), former quarterback at Clemson University,American football player for the New York Jets
  • Wayne Gomes (Class of 1990), retired Major League Baseball player