Council High School (Virginia)

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Council High School
7802 Helen Henderson Highway
Honaker, Virginia 24260
United States
Coordinates 37°4′56.57″N 82°4′28.09″W / 37.0823806°N 82.0744694°W / 37.0823806; -82.0744694Coordinates: 37°4′56.57″N 82°4′28.09″W / 37.0823806°N 82.0744694°W / 37.0823806; -82.0744694
School type Public high school
Founded Fall of 1965
School district Buchanan County Public Schools
Superintendent Mr. William Sullivan
Principal Mrs. Karen Taylor
Grades 8–12
Enrollment 130 (fall 2011)
Language English
Color(s) Navy White          
Mascot Cobra
Rival Schools Twin Valley High School, Haysi High School, Grundy High School
Athletic Director Neil Rasnake
Athletic Conference Black Diamond District
Region D

Council High School is a public high school located in Council, Virginia in Buchanan County, Virginia. It is part of the Buchanan County Public Schools system. Athletic teams compete in the Virginia High School League and is a member of the Black Diamond District in Region D.

Mission statement[edit]

The mission of Council High School is to provide educational opportunities for all students in a safe environment that promotes academic excellence, mutual respect, and physical development. The Council High School staff joins parents and the community in supporting students in developing skills to become independent and responsible adults who can adapt to a complex and rapidly changing world.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Council High School's Boys Basketball team were 2001 state champions.[1] The team was also awarded the Marshall Johnson Sportsmanship award for Basketball for the 2000-2001 season.


Council was the 1982 and 1984 state championship team.


Council High School's FTC team, Team 4417 (The Venom), was created in 2010 with the help of sponsor Ms. Amanda Dorton. The team advanced to the state competition twice and also received the think award. The team colors are Black, Pink, & Silver. The team gives special thanks to Terra Tech Engineering of Grundy, Virginia and FTC team 2940 of Riverview Elementary/Middle School from Grundy, Virginia.

SOL scores[edit]

Grade 8:

Passing rate for Science students; The state average for Science was 89% in 2007.

  • 90% (2007)
  • 77% (2006)
  • 74% (2005)
  • 73% (2004)



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