Chancellor High School

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Coordinates: 38°16′35″N 77°33′05″W / 38.276302°N 77.551442°W / 38.276302; -77.551442

Chancellor High School
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Chancellor High School is located in Northern Virginia
Chancellor High School
Chancellor High School
Chancellor High School is located in Virginia
Chancellor High School
Chancellor High School
Chancellor High School is located in the US
Chancellor High School
Chancellor High School
6300 Harrison Rd
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
School type Public, High School high school
Founded 1988
School district Spotsylvania County Public Schools
Principal Jackie Bass-Fortune
Staff approximately 160
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1357 (2010)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Burgundy and Gray          
Mascot Chargers
Feeder schools Chancellor Middle School, Freedom Middle School, Ni River Middle School, Battlefield Middle School
Athletic conferences AA Battlefield District
AA Region I

Chancellor High School is a public high school accredited by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools. It is located in Salem District in the northwestern portion of Spotsylvania County, VA.


Chancellor High School opened in the fall of 1988 and is one of five high schools in Spotsylvania County. Currently Chancellor High School has a student population of approximately 1357 students with 3 administrators, 90 members in the instructional staff, 16 instructional aides, 6 secretaries, 1 bookkeeper, 1 nurse, 1 test coordinator, 3 library staff, 4 counseling staff, 1 activities director, 1 deputy, 2 health & safety officers, and 24 cafeteria workers.

Named for the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville, which was fought just west of the school location, Chancellor High School also has the honor of being a Plank Owner of the USS Chancellorsville. The name Chancellor derives from the family of George Chancellor who operated the Chancellorsville Inn, a Union staging point and center of combat during the Battle of Chancellorsville.


Still a member of the Battlefield District, Chancellor currently competes within Conference 22 of the VHSL Group 4A North Region.

State Champions and Runner-up Finishes[edit]

Chancellor has won eight AA state championships,[1] which are:

  • Girls Field Hockey: 1994, 2001, 2006, 2012, 2013
  • Boys Soccer: 1990, 2003
  • Boys Tennis: 2000

Chancellor has 10 runner up finishes, which are:

  • Girls Field Hockey: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Girls Gymnastics: 1989, 1991
  • Boys Soccer: 1993, 2002
  • Girls Volleyball: 2000, 2002

Music Department[edit]

The music department at Chancellor has consistently been a program of excellence. The school has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, meaning that all top performing ensembles: Symphonic Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble, and Symphonic Band received a Superior Rating at Festival.[citation needed]

The Lightning Regiment Marching Band, known for its performance excellence from 1990-2008, again reached this level of success by receiving a Superior Rating[citation needed] in the 2011-2012 school year for the first time under its new director. This feat was achieved once again with a Superior Rating in the 2012-2013 school year.[citation needed]. The LRMB once again got a Superior Rating in the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2015-2016 school year.[citation needed] The Lightning Regiment Marching Band also received numerous first place trophies within its class and Grand Champion Trophies for the entire event.[citation needed]

The Symphonic Band also received a Superior Rating and thus was recognized as an Honor Band.[citation needed] Various other acclaimed ensembles made their beginnings at Chancellor High, including the Electet Electric Orchestra, the Synergy Wind Symphony, and the Jazz Band.[citation needed]


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