Deep Run High School

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Deep Run High School
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Address
4801 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
United States
Coordinates 37°40′29″N 77°35′55″W / 37.67472°N 77.59861°W / 37.67472; -77.59861Coordinates: 37°40′29″N 77°35′55″W / 37.67472°N 77.59861°W / 37.67472; -77.59861
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 2002
School district Henrico County Public Schools
Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw
Principal Lenny Pritchard
Staff 110 teachers
8 instructional aides
Grades 9–12
Enrollment Over 1,700 (2015–2016)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)          Black and royal blue
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Colonial District
Mascot Wildcat
Newspaper The Sentinel[1]
Yearbook The Pride
Website

Deep Run High School is a magnet [2] high school in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. It is named after one of Henrico County's first schools: Deep Run School. Deep Run School was a two-room schoolhouse that can still be found on the grounds of Short Pump Elementary School. The school had approximately over 1,700 students and over 76 faculty members during the 2015-16 school year.

History[edit]

Deep Run High School was named after one of Henrico County's first schools: Deep Run School.[3] Deep Run School was a two-room schoolhouse that can still be found on the grounds of Short Pump Elementary School.[4] Deep Run High School is a celebration of Henrico County's 300th year of excellence.

In 2002, Deep Run opened its doors solely to freshmen and sophomores as the newest member of Henrico County's public schools. While freshmen entered from neighboring middle schools (Short Pump Middle School and Pocahontas Middle School), incoming sophomores predominantly transferred from John Randolph Tucker High School. Deep Run reached full capacity during its 2004–2005 academic year and graduated its first class on June 16, 2005.

In 2007, Deep Run became overcrowded due to increased buildup of surrounding areas. To alleviate the problem, during the summer of 2008, six trailers were placed on school property for the 2008–2009 school year. They were removed during the summer of 2010, when Glen Allen High School was opened.

Aaron Spence, Deep Run's first principal, resigned during the summer of 2008 to take over as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Chesterfield County. Former Head Football Coach Lenny Pritchard was named acting principal for the 2008–2009 school year, and was subsequently appointed by the school board in April 2009 to remain principal.

On July 23, 2008, Sarah Palin came to Deep Run for a Republican rally. Over 8,000 people attended the event, which was held in the school's football stadium.

In 2012, Deep Run was selected as the 14th "Top School" in Virginia as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The same report ranked Deep Run 283rd in the United States. In 2013, Deep Run was selected as the 12th "Top School" in Virginia and the 265th best school in the United States.[5] In 2016, Deep Run was named as the 8th "Top School" in Virginia and the 278th best school in the United States.


Honor societies[edit]

Center for Information Technology[edit]

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) is a Henrico County Public Schools specialty center that prepares students for higher education and careers in computer science and information technology.[6] The Center has its own mathematics and computer science faculty. Admission to the Center is based on an extensive application process.

Notable alumni[edit]

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