Dinwiddie High School
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (September 2008)|
|Dinwiddie County High School|
|11501 Boisseau Road
|School district||Dinwiddie County Public Schools|
|Principal||Randall W. Johnson|
|Asst. Principal||Amber Brown, Mrs. Rebecca H. Tilson|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Campus size||68 acres (28 ha)|
|Color(s)||Red, White and Blue|
|Also called||Dinwiddie County High School|
|Website||DHS Official site|
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). These were all consolidated into Dinwiddie County High School in 1965.
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. 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 Championshop at UofR Stadium against Hertigage Newport News, losing 42-7
- Jim Austin, Former MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers)
- Mike Christopher, Former MLB player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers)
- Curtis Wilkerson, Former MLB player (Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals)
- Thomas G. Pullen, former president University of Baltimore
- 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.
- "BRIEFS: NEWS NEAR YOU", The Richmond Times-Dispatch (September 1, 2008). Retrieved on September 12, 2008.
- Eliott Robinson (September 3, 2008). "New Dinwiddie High impresses students", The Progress-Index. Retrieved on September 12, 2008.