Clintwood High School

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Clintwood High School
141 Greenwave Circle


United States
Coordinates37°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 typePublic, high school
School districtDickenson County Schools
SuperintendentHaydee Robinson
PrincipalRodney Compton
Enrollment320 (2012)
Color(s)             Green, white, and gold
Athletics conferenceA Cumberland District
Region D
RivalHaysi High School
NewspaperThe Rolling Wave Newsletter

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



Clintwood won three state championships in football, three under legendary former head coach Ralph Cummins (1974, 1975, 1978). Clintwood played 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 Boys basketball team won two state championships, in 1950 and 1951.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Justin Hamilton - Former professional football player, NFL, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins
  • Shane Hensley - Novelist and owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Group[1]
  • Kevin Triplett - Vice President of Public Affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway; former candidate for US Congressman from Virginia's 9th Congressional District
  • Loston Wallace[2] - Comic book illustrator
  • Patrick Fleming - Musician, Assistant Director of Quality for Fortune 500 industrial contractor, Certified Welding Inspector

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