Dinwiddie High School

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Dinwiddie County High School
11501 Boisseau Road
Dinwiddie, Virginia

United States
Type Public
School district Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Principal Randall W. Johnson
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1411
Campus size 68 acres (28 ha)
Color(s)                Red, White and Blue
Mascot The General
Nickname The Gens
Also called Dinwiddie County High School

Dinwiddie High School is a secondary school in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA. It is the only high school in the county.


The Mann Act in 1906 provided for a system of high schools across the state. High schools were eventually built for white students in the county at Midway (1911 - 1965), Sunnyside (1912 - 1930), Dinwiddie (1913 - 1965), Darvills (1914 - 1942), McKenney (1916 - 1930).[1] These were all consolidated into Dinwiddie County High School in 1965.[1]


In 2008, Dinwiddie High School moved to a new building located on a 68-acre (28 ha) campus across the street from its former building. The new school building serves students in grades 9 through 12 with a capacity of 1,600. The move is intended to ease overcrowding and accommodate future population growth in the region. The former high school building is now Dinwiddie Middle School for grades 6 through 8. Both schools are nicknamed the Generals, or the Gens. Although the two schools are separate, many authorities have confirmed the actual closeness of the students in the junior and senior high schools. Therefore, this makes it impossible to split the two schools.[2][3] The campuses' close proximity allow for the sharing of amenities such as the football field.


The Dinwiddie High School Generals went to the 2001 Virginia State Championship at UofR Stadium against Heritage Newport News, losing 42-7

The Dinwiddie High School Generals went to the 2008 Virginia State Championship at Lane Stadium against the Phoebus High School Phantoms, losing 37-13.

The Dinwiddie High School Generals went to the 2013 Virginia State Championship at Williams Stadium against the Sherando High School Warriors, winning 56-14.

Notable Alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Architects, 3north (2010). A SURVEY OF HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE IN DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, Virginia and the Dinwiddie County Planning Department. p. 94. 
  2. ^ "BRIEFS: NEWS NEAR YOU", The Richmond Times-Dispatch (September 1, 2008). Retrieved on September 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Eliott Robinson (September 3, 2008). "New Dinwiddie High impresses students", The Progress-Index. Retrieved on September 12, 2008.

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Coordinates: 37°6′42.8″N 77°35′16.1″W / 37.111889°N 77.587806°W / 37.111889; -77.587806