Smithfield High School
|Smithfield High School|
|14171 Turner Drive
Smithfield, Virginia, 23430
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Isle of Wight County Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Mrs. A. Katrise Perera, M.Ed|
|Principal||Mrs. Joyce McDowell|
|Assistant principals||Mr. Cornelius Fletcher
Mr. Casey Roberts
Ms. Debby Martin
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
Bay Rivers District
|Mascot||Packer ( Razorback Hog )|
|Rival||Surry County High School|
Smithfield High School is a public high school located in Smithfield, Virginia in Isle of Wight County, south of Newport News and the James River. It is part of the Isle of Wight County Public Schools and graduated its first class in 1906. The school's current facility opened in 1980. Athletic teams compete in the Virginia High School League's AA Bay Rivers District in Region I. Smithfield High School is also fully accredited school by the Virginia Board of Education and is also part of the program 'No Child Left Behind.'
Most of the School's original facility was razed in the 1990s, however its gymnasium remains intact and was mildly remodeled to become part of the Luter Family YMCA in 1995 located on James Street in downtown Smithfield. The Smithfield Public Library now sits where the original high school's classrooms once stood.
Smithfield High School is known for its large variety of winning sports and clubs, to include:
- Marching Band, which has played at national locations, such as the Chick-Fil-A bowl, and has won multiple State competitions.
- ARMY JROTC, which has won 1st place at state competitions in 2010, and is a highly accredited unit, holding the Honor Unit w/ distinction award.
- Varsity Football, which has participated in and won 2nd place at state competitions during the 2012-2013 school year.
- Debate Team, which has participated in and won districts, regional and state competitions on numerous occasions.
Growth and Enrollment
Enrollment has grown substantially over the last 20 years. Graduating classes averaged around 100 students in the 1980s, and averaged 125 in the early 1990s. By 2007, the graduating classes had exceeded 250.
The following schools feed students into Smithfield High School:
Carrollton Elementary, Grades PreK-3.
Hardy Elementary, Grades PreK-3.
Westside Elementary, Grades 4-6.
Smithfield Middle School, Grades 7-8.