Cabell Midland High School

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Cabell Midland High School
2300 Route 60
Ona, WV 25545
United States
Coordinates 38°25′41″N 82°12′26″W / 38.42818°N 82.2073°W / 38.42818; -82.2073Coordinates: 38°25′41″N 82°12′26″W / 38.42818°N 82.2073°W / 38.42818; -82.2073
Type Public
Motto Live Pure, Speak True, Right Wrong
Established 1994
School district Cabell County School District
Principal Lloyd McGuffin[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,910 [2]
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Scarlet and Silver         
Athletics Football, Basketball, Cross Country, Track, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Marching band, Archery
Athletics conference Mountain State Athletic Conference
Nickname The Knights

Cabell Midland High School is located in Ona, West Virginia. Cabell Midland is a four-year high school which serves grades 9 through 12. The school's name is derived from two sources; "Cabell" for the county in which it is located, and "Midland" for the famous Midland Trail which once extended from Norfolk, Virginia to Los Angeles, California.


The school serves students predominantly from the eastern part of Cabell County from Barboursville Middle School and Milton Middle School. The building was constructed in 1994 through of the consolidation of Barboursville High School and Milton High School. The approximately 286,000-square-foot (26,600 m2) building was designed by the Charleston, West Virginia architectural firm of Williamson Shriver Architects. The design received an Honor Award for Architectural Excellence from the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-WV) in 1995.[citation needed] The temporary name of the school during the planning stages was Cabell East High School, but after asking for input and ideas from the public, the official name of Cabell Midland High School was later decided on by the Cabell County Board Of Education. The name of the other public high school in Cabell County, Huntington High School (which combined "Old" Huntington High School and Huntington East High School), went through the same process, originally being called Cabell West High School, then Huntington Summit High School, and finally Huntington High School.

Student body[edit]

Cabell Midland, with an enrollment of 1,834, is the largest student body in the state and among the largest 15% of schools in the country. The population is 51% male; 97.8% White, 0.8% Black, 0.8% Asian, 0.4% Hispanic, and 0.2% American Indian. The student-to-teacher ratio is 17.9, ranking 116th of the 159 secondary schools in the state.[3]


CMHS is a member of the Mountain State Athletic Conference (MSAC) and competes in the state's "large school" division of AAA.

Athletically, Cabell Midland is known for its success with the Cabell Midland Running Program. Since the school was founded in 1994, the men's running program has won 9 cross country state championships (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015) and 9 track and field state championships (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2016).[4] The women's running program won the track and field state championship in 2006.

Cabell Midland also has a notable archery team which has achieved state victory many times since its beginnings.

Mascot and school colors[edit]

Cabell Midland's mascot is the Scarlet Knight, which was chosen via a poll of the students of Milton and Barboursville high schools in 1993.[citation needed] the two that consolidated to form Cabell Midland. The school colors are scarlet and silver.

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