Colonial Forge High School

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Colonial Forge High School
Colonial Forge High School is located in Northern Virginia
Colonial Forge High School
Colonial Forge High School
Colonial Forge High School is located in Virginia
Colonial Forge High School
Colonial Forge High School
Colonial Forge High School is located in the US
Colonial Forge High School
Colonial Forge High School
550 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
United States
Coordinates 38°26′6″N 77°27′5″W / 38.43500°N 77.45139°W / 38.43500; -77.45139Coordinates: 38°26′6″N 77°27′5″W / 38.43500°N 77.45139°W / 38.43500; -77.45139
Type Public High School
Established 1999
School district Stafford County Public Schools
Superintendent Randy Bridges
Principal Gregory Daniel
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,050 (Fall 2009)
School color(s)      Navy Blue
     Forest Green
Fight song Colonial Forge Fight Song, based on "The Harmonious Blacksmith"
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Northwest Region
AAA Commonwealth District
Nickname Eagles
Rival Stafford Senior High School
North Stafford High School Mountain View High School
Brooke Point High School
Publication Molten Art
Newspaper Talon
Yearbook Apollo
Feeder schools Rodney E. Thompson Middle School (Minority)
H.H. Poole Middle School (Minority)
T. Benton Gayle Middle School (Majority)
Stafford Middle School (Minority)
Edward E. Drew Jr., Middle School (Minority)

Colonial Forge High School is a public high school in Stafford, Virginia serving students in grades nine through twelve in the central portion of Stafford County, Virginia.

Location and demographics[edit]

Colonial Forge is located on Courthouse Road, State Route 630, slightly over two miles from Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1. Colonial Forge's student enrollment is now 70% Caucasian, 21% African American, 5% Hispanic, and 4% Asian/Pacific Islander.[1]


Colonial Forge was completed in 1999 as the fourth high school to open in Stafford County. The school's colors are navy blue, forest green, and silver and the mascot is the Bald Eagle.

A historical marker denoting the Accokeek Furnace Archeological Site is located on the school grounds.[2]

Academics and extracurricular activities[edit]

Molten Art, Colonial Forge's literary magazine, has won several Crown Awards in Columbia University's CSPA Crown competition, including a Silver Crown in 2004, and Gold Crowns in 2006 and 2008. Molten Art consistently earns high national praise, often competing against private schools that specialize in the arts.[3][4][5]


Colonial Forge's athletic teams compete in the AAA Northwest Region.

The Colonial Forge wrestling team has claimed four AAA VA State Championships in wrestling back-to-back-to-back in 2007-08-09, and again in 2012. They also won a 6A State Title in 2015 and 2016. [6]

In 2014, the Colonial Forge boys' basketball team became the first high school basketball team from Stafford County to win the State Championship. They repeated as state champions in 2015.