Central High School (Wise, Virginia)

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Central High School
5000 Warrior Dr.
Norton, Virginia 24273
Coordinates 36°59′8″N 82°34′36.68″W / 36.98556°N 82.5768556°W / 36.98556; -82.5768556Coordinates: 36°59′8″N 82°34′36.68″W / 36.98556°N 82.5768556°W / 36.98556; -82.5768556
School type Public, high school
Founded 2013
School district Wise County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Perry
Principal Charles Collins
Staff approximately 75
Grades 9–12
Language English
Color(s) Red, Black and White               
Mascot Warrior
Rival Union High School
Feeder schools L. F. Addington Middle School
J. W. Adams Combined School
Athletic conferences Lonesome Pine District

Central High School is a public high school in Wise, Virginia. The building was first opened in 1953 as J. J. Kelly High School and Pound High School It is part of the Wise County Public Schools system. It is a consolidated school, created by merging J. J. Kelly High with Pound High School in 2013 . The mascot for Central is the Warrior. The school's colors are red, silver, black, and white. The Warriors compete in the Virginia High School League's Single A Lonesome Pine District with three other schools from around Southwest Virginia. Students are offered courses in the Advanced Placement Program (AP), as well as the opportunity to receive college credit from the Virginia Community College System for courses taken on the Central campus.[1]


Central High School opened in January 2013. The school was formed from Pound High School and J. J. Kelly High School. The name came from the school's central location in Wise, the center of Wise County. The school colors are a combination of the two schools that formed Wise Central. J. J. Kelly's colors were red and white. Pound was red, black, and white.


Central High sports include cross country, volleyball, football, basketball, wrestling, Scholastic Bowl, One Act, track, tennis, softball, baseball, and forensics.


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