Denbigh High School (Newport News, Virginia)
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|Denbigh High School|
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Newport News Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Ashby Kilgore|
|Director||Dr. Aaron Smith (Aviation Academy)|
|Principal||Dr. Eleanor Blowe|
|Enrollment||1,510  (October 2009)|
|Color(s)||Red, White, and Blue|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
|Rival||Woodside High School
Menchville High School
http://avi.nn.k12.va.us Aviation Academy
Denbigh High School is a high school in Newport News, Virginia. Denbigh carries grades nine through twelve and has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. This school was rated "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2005-2006 school year. Denbigh is the only host to the Aviation program in all of Newport News Public Schools.
Denbigh High school is represented by their mascot, the Patriot. Recently the known mascot picture of the Patriot was changed to a star with 'Patriots' across it. Rumors of possibly changing from the 'Patriots' and adapting a different mascot have been circulating, but nothing has been confirmed. Their colors are red, white, and blue. It also has top rated sports teams throughout the region. This school was opened in the fall of 1965 with grades 8-11 and the Junior class of that year became the first Senior class the following year. The class of 1970 was the first class to go through all five years at Denbigh. For a time Newport News had 5 year high schools and Denbigh (the northernmost of the cities high schools) had 8-12th grades. The class of 1968 presented, as a memorial, a step from the first Denbigh school.
The Denbigh area of Newport News is named for the market town and community in Denbighshire, Wales.
Denbigh is also one of two sites in Newport News that hosts SAT testing, and also hosts the ACT testing.
Denbigh High School and other NNPS have a Telecommunications Program. It allows interested student to go out and shoot live football and basketball games. Students experience reporting, producing, camera work, editing etc. The choral and band programs have won numerous awards in local, regional, state, and national competitions.
|Talented and Gifted||117||7.5%|
- Antoine Bethea, NFL safety
- Patrick Rocky, meteorologist at WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Virginia
- Leslie "Les" Smith, former WAVY-TV and WTKR news anchor/reporter
- Ed Tomlin, Under Armour Director of Football Development
- Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL (2007–present)
- Tony Vinson, former NFL and NFL Europa running back
- Joe Wooten, renowned keyboardist
- Victor Wooten (Class of 1982), renowned bass guitarist
- Robert Cray, renowned blues guitarist
- James Brown, ESPN Inc Senior Vice President of ESPN RISE
- "Newport News Public Schools Demographic Snapshot" (PDF). Newport News Public Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
- Wood, Norm (May 5, 2012), "Antoine Bethea returns to where it all started at Denbigh High", Daily Press
- Nicholson, David (2007-04-25). "Les Smith Resigns From WAVY News 10". Newport News, Virginia: Daily Press. p. A2.
- "Lower Peninsula Hall of Fame will induct Mike Tomlin, Aaron Brooks, 4 others", Daily Press
- (November 14, 1993), "Towson's Vinson Sets Mark", Daily Press
- McDonald, Sam (2007-08-31). "Denbigh Grad Jams With Steve Miller". Newport News, Virginia: Daily Press. p. D3.
- McDonald, Sam (February 21, 2000) "High Profile: Victor Wooten", Daily Press
- Holtzclaw, Mike (July 24, 2014), "Guitarist Robert Cray still has the blues", Daily Press