Atlee High School

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Atlee High School
9414 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
School type Public, high school
Motto "Honour not Honours"
Founded 1991
School district Hanover County Public Schools
Principal Dr. John Wheeler
Staff approximately 150
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,638[1] (Fall 2013)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Royal Blue, Black, White and Silver
Athletics conference Capital District
Central Region
Mascot Raider
Rival Hanover High School
Lee-Davis High School
Feeder schools Chickahominy Middle School

Atlee High School is a secondary school serving south-central Hanover County, receiving most students from Chickahominy Middle School. Atlee is a part of the Hanover County School District led by its Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Gill. Vincent D'Agostino held the position of principal from 2002 to 2010, but then was named principal at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology. Jennifer Cohodas held the position of principal from 2010-2014, but transitioned to Director of Accreditation and Accountability on July 1, 2014.

Dr. John Wheeler is now the principal.

Atlee High School opened in 1991 with an enrollment of nearly 2000 students. Over 1,700 students are currently enrolled. in 2015, Atlee was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 1073rd best High School in America and number 32 in Virginia.[2]

Atlee is an International Baccalaureate world school, certified for the Diploma Programme as school 1191 in January, 2000.[3] In 2008, Atlee's newspaper, "The Shield", created an online edition of its paper on Other Atlee publications include their daily televised show, "Raider TV"; their yearbook, "The Legend", their yearly literary magazine, "Elements", and their newly created biweekly televised show, "Feature Friday". Atlee also hosts a FIRST robotics team as a combined part of its Technology Student Association branch, and has competed for their sixth year as team 1599.[4] At the 2007 NASA/VCU Regional competition, Atlee placed 8th out of 66 teams.[5]


Atlee's first district title was won by the girls indoor track team in 1991. Since then, there have been numerous titles in many sports including the Virginia High School League AAA State Championship in Softball in 2002 and Girls Basketball in 2003.[6]

School activities[edit]

These are some of the activities offered at Atlee High School:[8]

  • 7th Up
  • Academic Team
  • Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Team/Color Guard
  • Atlee R.O.C.K.S.
  • Atlee Ruriteens
  • Art Guild
  • Band
  • Beta Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chorus
  • Color Guard
  • Computer Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Emerging Leaders
  • FIRST Robotics
  • Forensics
  • Freshman Class Council
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • Government Club
  • International Thespian Society
  • Latin Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Marching Band
  • Math Team
  • Model United Nations
  • National Honor Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National French Honor Society
  • National German Honor Society
  • National Latin Honor Society
  • National Spanish Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • PEER
  • Orchestra
  • Ping Pong/Badminton
  • Power of Prayer
  • Raiders Against Destructive Decisions
  • Raider Interclub Council
  • Science Bowl
  • Science Club
  • Senior Class Council
  • Student Organization for Developing Attitudes (SODA)
  • Sophomore Class Council
  • Student Trainer Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council Association


The demographic breakdown of the 1,638 enrolled are:

  • Male- 51%
  • Female 49%
  • Asian- 2%
  • Black- 7.57%
  • Hispanic- 1.51%
  • Native American- 0.06%
  • White- 87.63%

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "2014 Atlee High School Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Atlee High Overview". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Atlee High School". International Baccalaureate. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "2007 NASA / VCU Regional". 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "VHSL Record Book, 11th edition, 2006–2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  7. ^
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  9. ^ "Board honors "Miss Virginia"" (PDF). The Hanover Review. County of Hanover. Winter 2004. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  10. ^ "Zuriel Smith Profile at". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  11. ^ a b "Our Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°39′52.5″N 77°24′37.4″W / 37.664583°N 77.410389°W / 37.664583; -77.410389