Buffalo Gap High School

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Buffalo Gap High School
Buffalo Gap High School.jpg
1800 Buffalo Gap Highway
Swoope, Virginia 24479
United States
School type Public, high school
Established 1962
School district Augusta County Public Schools
Principal Dr. Ian Marshall
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 530 (2015-2016)
Language English
Color(s)                Black, Old Gold & White
Athletics 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
Mascot Bison

Buffalo Gap High School (BGHS) is a public school located in Swoope, Virginia. BGHS is locally renowned[citation needed] for offering a broad-based high school education that enables students from all backgrounds to develop a level of competence in the humanities and the sciences. The Buffalo Gap class of 2007 scored higher in all SAT categories than every public school in Augusta County and inlying cities.[1] The school draws its name from the nearby Buffalo Gap.

Before the 2014-2015 school year, Dr. Ian Marshall replaced William Deardorff as the principal of BGHS. Deardorff had been the principal for over 20 years.


Despite winning district championships in every major high school sport,[citation needed] Buffalo Gap's primary source of 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.[2] The boys' cross country team has placed second in the VHSL State Championship Race (2000) and has won the State Cross Country Meet twice.[citation needed]

The girls' basketball team won the state championship in 1984 and were runners-up in 1983.[3] In 2007, the varsity football team completed a perfect 14-0 season, winning the school's first state championship in football.[citation needed]

In March 2008 and 2009, the Varsity Girls' Basketball team won back-to-back Group A Division 1 State Championships.[4]


  1. ^ "Area SAT scores show dips, rallies"[permanent dead link], August 29, 2007. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  2. ^ "Bison quartet ends perfectly"[permanent dead link], June 3, 2007. Accessed June 3, 2007.
  3. ^ "Virginia High School League Book of Records Eleventh Edition - 2006-2007" Archived December 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., December 12, 2006. Accessed May 24, 2007.
  4. ^ [1][permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 38°11′39.1″N 79°13′4.8″W / 38.194194°N 79.218000°W / 38.194194; -79.218000