Halifax County High School

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Coordinates: 36°43′52″N 78°54′32″W / 36.731°N 78.9088°W / 36.731; -78.9088

Halifax County High School
Halifax County High School.jpg
Location
High School Circle
South Boston, VA 24592
Information
Type Public high school
Motto "Where Comets Become Stars"[1]
Established 1979
School district Halifax County Public Schools
Faculty 118 (on FTE basis)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,793 (as of 2012–13)
Student to teacher ratio 15.1
Color(s) light blue, white          
Athletics conference VSHL
AAA Northwest Region
AAA Western Valley District
Rival Person County
Website

Halifax County High School is a public high school located in South Boston, Virginia, United States. It is located less than 2 mi (3.2 km) from Halifax County Middle School. Having 1,793 students currently enrolled in the 2012–13 school year, there are 118 faculty members with a 15.1 student/teacher ratio. At Halifax County High, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and testing. Halifax county high school is equipped with two football fields, one soccer field, one field for baseball, and a basketball arena. Halifax County high school currently runs on the semester system. The student body makeup is 49 percent male and 51 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 51 percent. Halifax County High is the only high school in the Halifax County Public Schools.[2] Halifax County High School has an 82.2 percent on-time graduation rate and a 2.1 percent drop out rate.

The school is a part of Halifax County Public Schools and, in athletics, the AAA Northwest Region of the Virginia High School League.[2]

Academics[edit]

Halifax County High School is a comprehensive high school for grades 9–12, and the only high school in Halifax County Public Schools. Of the 1,827 students in the school, 51% are black (937), 47% are white (861), and 1% are Hispanic (25).[3]

Athletics[edit]

Halifax High competes in the Virginia High School League's AAA Northwest Region, and are in the Western Valley District. The school fields 16 different sports in baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, cross country, football, boys' and girls' golf, boys' and girls' soccer, softball, boys' and girls' tennis, track and field, girls' volleyball, wrestling, and swimming & diving.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

DECA, HOSA, JROTC, FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, FEA, Invisible Children, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Teens 4 Christ, Voices, Robotics Club, National Honor Society, and Latin Club.

DECA[edit]

The DECA club prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Notable alumni[edit]

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