Stafford Senior High School

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Stafford High School
Stafford Senior High School Logo.jpg
Address
33 Stafford Indian Lane
Falmouth, Virginia, 22405
USA
Coordinates 38°21′42″N 77°27′50″W / 38.36167°N 77.46389°W / 38.36167; -77.46389Coordinates: 38°21′42″N 77°27′50″W / 38.36167°N 77.46389°W / 38.36167; -77.46389
Information
Type Public High School
Established 1972
School district Stafford County Public Schools
Superintendent Randy Bridges
Principal Joseph Lewis
Vice principal Felix Addo
Andrew Bathke
Harry Johnston
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,000
Language English
School colour(s)           Royal Blue and Gold
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Northwest Region
AAA Commonwealth District
Mascot Indians
Rival North Stafford High School
Newspaper The Smoke Signal
Yearbook Indian Legend
Feeder schools Edward E. Drew Jr., Middle School (Majority)
Dixon-Smith Middle School (Majority)
T. Benton Gayle Middle School (Minority)
Website

Stafford Senior High School (Often mistakenly called South Stafford High School, colloquially known as "'Stafford High School"') is a public secondary school located in Falmouth, Virginia—just north of the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and currently serves students in the southern portion of Stafford County, Virginia.

Across the pond at Stafford High School

Stafford High School is a comprehensive secondary school for students in grades 9 through 12. It was the only Stafford County high school from 1952 through 1981 (when North Stafford High School was opened). Stafford High School is also the seat of the Commonwealth Governor's School for Stafford and King George County.

Athletics[edit]

Stafford High currently fields varsity teams in 14 different sports as a member of the AAA Commonwealth District and Northwest Region of the Virginia High School League.

State Champions[edit]

Commonwealth Governor's School[edit]

Stafford High serves as one of the five base schools for the Commonwealth Governor's School. Students from both Stafford High School and King George High School attend half day classes which include all the highest level courses available in literature, mathematics, science and history. These classes are all weighted: honors, AP, and DE. Culminating, a four-year research project on a topic of choice, is similar to a college thesis.[2]

Governor's STEM Academy[edit]

Stafford High also serves as one of three locations (Brooke Point High School, North Stafford High School and Stafford High School) supporting the Stafford Academy for Technology (STAT), a program which focuses on information technology, mathematics and engineering.

Some of the goals of the STAT program include incorporating workplace experiences, implementating industry assessments, hands-on learning experiences, aligning curriculum to emerging job opportunities and maintaining a strong partnership network, such as the Dual Enrollment agreement the program maintains with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mark Lenzi, Class of 1986, Olympic Diver 1992 and 1996, won 1 Gold Medal (1992 3 Meter Springboard) and 1 Bronze Medal (1996 3 Meter Springboard)[citation needed]
  • Jeff Rouse, Class of 1988, Olympic Swimmer 1992 and 1996, won 3 Gold Medals (1992 4x100 Medley Relay, 1996 100 Meter Backstroke, 1996 4x100 Medley Relay) and 1 Silver Medal (1992 100 Meter Backstroke)[citation needed]
  • Jessica Player, Class of 2000, child actress on the television show Dynasty.[4]
  • Torrey Smith, Class of 2007, starting wide receiver for the Maryland Terrapins football team and holds many ACC kick return records; drafted into the NFL in 2011 by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round.[5] Won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens.
  • Dexter McDougle, American football player

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VHSL Record Book 2006-2007". Virginia High School League. Archived from the original on 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2006-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Overview". Commonwealth Governor's School. [dead link]
  3. ^ "STAT Overview". VDOE. 
  4. ^ Jessica Player in Fredericksburg, Virginia (VA)
  5. ^ Broman, Ben. "2011 NFL Draft: Maryland WR Torrey Smith Drafted by Baltimore in Second Round". Testudo Times. Retrieved 21 October 2011.