Buffalo Gap High School
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|Buffalo Gap High School|
|1800 Buffalo Gap Highway
Swoope, Virginia 24479
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Augusta County Public Schools|
|Principal||Dr. Ian Marshall|
|Athletics||Marching Band, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling|
|Athletics conference||Shenandoah District, Region 2A East, Conference 36|
|Rivals||Riverheads High School, Wilson Memorial High School, Stuarts Draft High School|
Buffalo Gap High School is a public school located in Swoope, Virginia. Although this rural school rarely garners extensive media coverage or recognition, Buffalo Gap High School (BGHS) is locally renowned for offering a broad-based high school education that enables students from all backgrounds to develop a level of competence in both the humanities and the sciences. The Buffalo Gap class of 2007 recently scored higher in all SAT categories than every public school in Augusta County and inlying cities. The school draws its name from the nearby Buffalo Gap. Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, Dr. Ian Marshall replaced the recently retired Mr. Deardorff as the principal of BGHS. Mr. William Deardorff had been the residing principal for over twenty years.
Despite winning district championships in every major high school sport, Buffalo Gap's primary source of both local and state-wide commendation has been for its running programs. The girls' track team has won the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Single A Virginia High School League State Championship Track Meet, and the boys' cross country team has placed second in the VHSL State Championship Race (2000) and has won the State Cross Country Meet twice. The girls basketball team won the state championship in 1984 and were runners-up in 1983. In 2007, the varsity football team completed a perfect 14-0 season, winning the school's first state championship in football.
In March 2008 and 2009, the Varsity Girls Basketball team won back to back Group A Division 1 State Championships.
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