Clintwood High School

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Clintwood High School

141 Greenwave Circle
Clintwood, Virginia, 24228

37°8′57.93″N 82°28′11.33″W / 37.1494250°N 82.4698139°W / 37.1494250; -82.4698139Coordinates: 37°8′57.93″N 82°28′11.33″W / 37.1494250°N 82.4698139°W / 37.1494250; -82.4698139
School type Public, high school
Founded 1918
School district Dickenson County Schools
Superintendent Ms. Haydee Robinson
Principal Mr. Rodney Compton
Assistant principals Mrs. Karen Martin
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 320 (2012)
Language English
Color(s)              Green, White, and Gold
Athletics conference A Cumberland District
Region D
Mascot Greenwave
Rival Haysi High School
Newspaper The Rolling Wave Newsletter

Clintwood High School (CHS) is one of two high schools in Dickenson County, Virginia. It is located in Clintwood, the county seat of Dickenson County. It will combine with Haysi High School in the 2015-2016 school year to form Ridgeview High School.



Clintwood has won four state championships in football, 3 under legendary former Head Coach Ralph Cummins (1974, 1975, 1978) .[1] Clintwood plays at Ralph Cummins Stadium, which is one of the premier facilities in Southwest Virginia and is commonly referred to as "Ralph's House". Coach Cummins was the Head Coach of the Clintwood Football team for 35 years; his teams won 271 games, going undefeated in the regular season 10 times. Coach Cummins is a member of the VHSL Hall of Fame.


The Clintwood boy's team won two state championships in 1950 and 1951.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Kevin Triplett - Vice President of Public Affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway and former candidate for U.S. Congressman from Virginia's 9th Congressional District.

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