Eastern Montgomery High School

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Eastern Montgomery High School
EMHS Drone Picture.jpg

4695 Crozier Road
Elliston, Virginia 24087

37°12′24.6″N 80°14′5.5″W / 37.206833°N 80.234861°W / 37.206833; -80.234861Coordinates: 37°12′24.6″N 80°14′5.5″W / 37.206833°N 80.234861°W / 37.206833; -80.234861
School type Public, high school
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Mark Miear
Principal Mr. Danny Knott
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 297[1] (2014-15)
Language English
Color(s)                Maroon, Black and White
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
A Region C
Pioneer district[2]
Mascot Mustang

Eastern Montgomery High School, built during 1999 and 2000, is located in Elliston, Virginia and is one of four high schools in Montgomery County, Virginia. The school's mascot is the Mustang, and the school colors are maroon, black and white.[3]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Eastern Montgomery has teams in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cheer leading, Football, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track,Soccer, and Volleyball. Eastern Montgomery also competes in many academic events, including MACC,[4] Scholastic Bowl,[5] and Forensics.[6] Eastern Montgomery has many awards in academic activities including a 2004 state championship in Scholastic Bowl.[7] In 2018 Eastern Montgomery was runner-up in the Region 1C Scholastic Bowl Tournament.[8] The Scholastic Bowl team also won the Pioneer District Tournament in 2018. Kirk Litton is the athletics director at Eastern Montgomery.[9]


Eastern Montgomery has received awards for its academics, being accredited annually for both the Standards of Learning and No Child Left Behind requirements.[3] The school has many elective choices beyond the core classes, being particularly strong in the career and technical education and fine arts[10][11][12] departments. Spanish is offered along with art, chorus, and band.


The school is considered a moving of Shawsville High School, which was originally a joined school with Shawsville Middle School. In the late nineties, a growth in the area's population caused demand for a new and larger school to house all the students. Eastern Montgomery was built soon after, with all the remaining Shawsville High students being moved to it at the start of the next year. Shawsville Middle remained in the old building, with the second building being shut down and used for storage. The schools greatest athletic success came during the 2010 season. The 2010 football team was able to reach the Division 1 State Championship Game, but were defeated by Riverhead Highschool in Staunton Virginia by a score of 49-63.

Administrative Staff[edit]

The school's administrative staff[13] consists of: Principal: Mr. Danny Knott Asst. Principal: Mr. Matthew McDaniel Athletic Director: Mr. Kirk Litton


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