George Washington High School (Danville, Virginia)
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|701 Broad Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Danville Public School System|
|Color(s)||Silver, Navy Blue|
|Website||George Washington High School|
George Washington High School is a secondary school of Danville, Virginia. It is a member of the Piedmont District, Conference 23 in the 4A classification. The school has approximately 1400 students and 200 staff. The school mascot has been the Eagle since 1970/71 school year (previously being the Cardinal), upon the school's merger with John M. Langston High School.
George Washington High School has had a stellar history of athletic success in multiple sports. Both George Washington boys' and girls' basketball teams have won the Western Valley district championship numerous times. The boys' basketball team won the state championship in 1933, 1996 and 1998 and finished nationally ranked both of the 96 and 98 seasons. The 1996 team finished the season ranked #4 in the USA Today Final Poll with a record of 28-0. The 1998 team finished the season ranked #22 in the USA Today Final Poll with a record of 27-1. The boys' team went on to become runners-up in the state in 1931,1932,1965, and 2007. The GW baseball team has also won multiple District Championships and have won the state title five times (1926, 1928, 1931, 1953, 1954) and were runners-up in 1998 and 1999. The boys' track & field team has had many state champions and even national champions. Football has brought state titles to GWHS in 1944, 1968, and 1982. They were runner up in 1981, 1994 and 1996. Football has also produced a few undefeated regular seasons teams, the most recent being in 2014 finishing with a 10-0 record. They also won the (Western Valley Championship in football in 2006 as well as in 2007, remaining undefeated within the district.) Before the realignment, the Western Valley District was the weakest of all the AAA districts playing with majority former AA schools.
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- Donald Smith - former CFL player and All-star
- Skipp Sudduth - Actor
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