Harrisonburg High School (Virginia)

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Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg High School is located in Virginia
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg High School is located in the US
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg High School
1001 Garbers Church Road


Coordinates38°26′32″N 78°54′33″W / 38.442176°N 78.909297°W / 38.442176; -78.909297Coordinates: 38°26′32″N 78°54′33″W / 38.442176°N 78.909297°W / 38.442176; -78.909297
MottoUnity in Diversity
School districtHarrisonburg City Public Schools
PrincipalCynthia Prieto
School color(s)Navy Blue, red, and white
Athletics conferenceVirginia High School League
5A Region D West
Valley District League
Team nameBlue Streaks
YearbookThe Taj

Harrisonburg High School (HHS), part of the Harrisonburg City School System, is a public high school located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. HHS serves grades nine through twelve, and its athletic teams are known as the Blue Streaks. In October 2017, 1782 students were enrolled.[1] It was rated "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2017–2018 school year.[2]


Harrisonburg High School was founded in 1879, and was initially located on South Main Street. In 1928, it was moved to South High Street; in 1967, the high school was moved to Grace Street. During this time it housed students from grades seven upward, but when Thomas Harrison Middle School was built in 1989, grades seven and eight were shifted from the high school department, and the high school expanded to include both the South High Street and Grace Street complexes. The entire complex renovated in 1994, on its hundredth anniversary, but was subsequently leased and later sold to James Madison University,[3] after the construction and opening of a new building on Garbers Church Road on August 24, 2005. The HHS school board has agreed to move to One Court Square in Harrisonburg; its plans were endorsed by the Harrisonburg City Council on February 8, 2011.[4]

VHSL titles[edit]

[5] Harrisonburg is in the Group AA Valley District of the Virginia High School League. Prior to 2007, it had been in Region II, but is now in Region III.

  • 1969 – 1976 State AA Boys Tennis Champions
  • 1978, 1979 State AA Boys Basketball Champions
  • 1979 State AA Girls Outdoor Track Champions
  • 1980 – 1982 State AA Girls Tennis Champions
  • 1991 State AA Boys Tennis Champions
  • 1991 State AA Girls Tennis Champions
  • 1987, 1989, 1993 State AA Creative Writing
  • 1994 State AA Girls Outdoor Track Champions (tied with Abingdon)
  • 1996 State AA Boys Golf Champions
  • 2001 State AA Division 3 Football Champions
  • 2007 State AA Boys Outdoor Track Champions
  • 2007–08 State AA Theatre Champions
  • 2011–2012 State AA Debate Champions

Notable alumni[edit]


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  4. ^ "School Offices One Step Closer to One Court Square". WHSV-TV. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
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  6. ^ "Akeem Jordan". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Bell, William Gardner (1992). "John Otho Marsh, Jr.". Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army. United States Army Center of Military History. CMH Pub 70-12.
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  10. ^ "Howard Stevens". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "Kristi Toliver". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  12. ^ DeShazier, John (May 23, 2016). "John DeShazier: Landon Turner has big opportunity with Saints". New Orleans Saints. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  13. ^ "John Wade". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.

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