Hanover High School (Mechanicsville, Virginia)

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Hanover High School
10307 Chamberlayne Road

School typePublic, high school
School districtHanover County Public Schools
PrincipalMrs. Kristina Reece
Staff(See official website)
Enrollment1,330[1] (2016-17)
Color(s)Sky Blue & Forest Green         
Feeder schoolsOak Knoll Middle School
Rival schoolsAtlee High School, Lee-Davis High School, Patrick Henry High School
Athletic conferencesCapital District
Central Region

Hanover High School is a high school located in Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia, USA. The school opened during the 2003-04 academic year with Dr. Carol Cash as Principal. The second principal of the school was George Sadler, who took on the role when Dr. Cash retired in 2007. Sadler retired from the role at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Dr. Dana Gresham joined the school as Principal in July 2012 after recently serving as an Principal at Rural Point Elementary School.

In July 2013 Francis Warnick left Hanover high school being replaced by Ms. Chandra Rhue. In April 2015 Dr. Gresham reported that she was resigning as principal of Hanover high school. Mrs. Kristina Reece took her place as principal in the 2015-2016 school year.

This is an International Baccalaureate sponsored school. Hanover High is currently ranked as the 902nd public schools in the United States as ranked by Newsweek.[2]

The Hawk Eye is the school newspaper that was established when the school was opened. 11 issues of the free newspaper are produced each year.

The school's colors (Forest Green and Sky Blue) were inspired by the painter Bob Ross who typically included these colors in his paintings of nature.


Virginia High School League Division 4A team in Region 4B (previously Central Region).

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (boys)
  • Basketball (girls)
  • Cheering
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field- 2018 Region 4B Girls Outdoor Track Champions
  • Field Hockey (girls)
  • Football Coach Joshua Just led the Varsity football team from 2004 to 2013. Derek Stoudt replaced Just as the Varsity head coach.[3] The short history of the team has not had a stable reputation with wins and losses changing drastically from season to season; in 2005, they lost every single game but five years later in 2010, they went almost undefeated, losing only one game.[4] Sam Rogers started as a quarterback all four years of his high school career. He led the team to two county championships and three Central Region championships. In 2013, Rogers went on to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies and in the 2017 NFL Draft, the L.A. Rams selected him as the 206th overall pick.[5] The Hawks have won over half of the Playoffs they played in since 2006. The student section of the stands at the football games is called the ‘Hawk’s Nest,’ whose biggest competition is Atlee High School’s ‘Rage Cage.’
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse (boys)
  • Lacrosse (girls)
  • Soccer (boys)
  • Soccer (girls)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis (boys)
  • Tennis (girls)
  • Volleyball (boys)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling

Student Activities[edit]

  • 7th Up
  • Battle of the Brains
  • National Art Honor society
  • Beta Club
  • Chess Club
  • Color Guard
  • Dance Team
  • Debate Team
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • FCA[6]
  • Film Club
  • Forensics Team
  • French Club
  • Freshman Class
  • FFA[7]
  • German Club
  • Honor Society
  • Hawks Connection
  • Health Occupation Students Of America
  • Honor Council
  • Environmental Club
  • Junior Class
  • Latin Honor Society]
  • Key Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Model United Nations
  • NHS[8]
  • National Spanish Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics Team #1522
  • Environmental Science Club
  • Senior Class
  • Sign Language Club
  • Show Choir
  • S.O.S(Serving Our Soldiers)
  • S.O.D.A
  • Sophomore Class
  • Spanish Club
  • Spirit Club
  • Student Council Association
  • Tri-M Honor Society
  • W.E.B
  • Yearbook
  • Band
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Character Education Program
  • Marching Band
  • Orchestra
  • International Baccalaureate

The Specialty Center at Hanover High School[edit]


STEM Electives[edit]

Public Safety Electives[edit]

  • Firefighting I and II
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) I and II
  • Criminal Justice I and II

Health Sciences Electives[edit]

  • Nurse Aide I and II
  • Pharmacy Technician I and II
  • Sports Medicine II


Demographic breakdown of the 1,323 (2016–17) enrolled students:

  • Female - 50.03%
  • Male - 49.96%
  • White - 82.01%
  • African American - 8.91%
  • Hispanic - 2.87%
  • Asian - 2.41%
  • Native American - 0.30%


  1. ^ "Hanover High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Newsweek: Hanover High School Profile". Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  3. ^ http://hanoverhawks.org/football/coaches
  4. ^ http://www.vhsl-reference.com//mastergames_byyear_byteam.cfm?ID=10414&GY=2016
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/profiles/sam-rogers?id=2558196
  6. ^ "Fellowship of Christian Athletes". Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  7. ^ "National FFA Organization". Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  8. ^ "Hanover High School Chapter of the National Honor Society". Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  9. ^ https://hhsspecialtycenter.wordpress.com/stem/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°41′13″N 77°23′3.5″W / 37.68694°N 77.384306°W / 37.68694; -77.384306