Hermitage High School (Virginia)

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Hermitage High School
Panther logo.gif
Address
8301 Hungary Spring Road
Henrico, Virginia 23228
United States
Coordinates 37°38′1″N 77°30′57″W / 37.63361°N 77.51583°W / 37.63361; -77.51583Coordinates: 37°38′1″N 77°30′57″W / 37.63361°N 77.51583°W / 37.63361; -77.51583
Information
School type Public High School
Founded 1952
School district Henrico County Public Schools
Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw
Principal Andy Armstrong
Teaching staff 99.75 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,567 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 15.71
Campus Suburban
Color(s)          Red and Blue
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Colonial District
Nickname Panthers
Rivals Deep Run High School
Mills E. Godwin High School
John Randolph Tucker High School
Glen Allen High School
Tech Center Principal Terrie Allsbrooks
Website
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Hermitage High is a public school located in the West End of Henrico County, Virginia. The mascot of Hermitage High School is the Panther. Hermitage High School has athletic facilities with a concrete Football stadium and a Rubber-turf Track.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Initially, Hermitage High School began in 1936 as the Glen Allen High School, which was located at the present-day site of the Cultural Arts Center off Mountain Road. The building that is now George H. Moody School was opened in 1951 as Hermitage High School. The current Hermitage High School was opened in 1972 and is located in the Brookland District.

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,567 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:

  • Male - 52.9%
  • Female - 47.1%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.3%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 4.4%
  • Black - 50.0%
  • Hispanic - 11.2%
  • White - 31.2%
  • Multiracial - 2.9%

53.8% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Humanities center[edit]

The Humanities Center is one of the Specialty Centers of Henrico County, focusing on the connection between literature, history, philosophy, and the arts. Service learning through volunteer work is also a required part of the Humanities curriculum. The program provides students with an opportunity to pursue a rigorous interdisciplinary academic experience in the humanities while fulfilling graduation requirements for an advanced diploma with a Specialty Center seal. Because the center is located at Hermitage High School, Humanities students are allowed to utilize the sports, clubs, and resources of a large high school.[citation needed]

Technical center[edit]

Hermitage is also home to a Technical Center, which is one of only two in the county. Students apply to the program at the end of their sophomore or junior year and are selected to take tech courses in the afternoon or morning. The Technical Center enables students to gain hands on experience and education in specific fields, preparing them to join the workforce with career and technical certifications immediately after graduating.

Sports medicine program[edit]

Within the Technical Center is the Sports Medicine program. Students receive training in first aid and CPR, and are able to gain hands on experience working closely with school athletic trainers and sports players.

Athletics and music[edit]

Hermitage is home to many athletic teams/sports including Football, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling, Cross country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Softball, Competition Cheerleading Squad, Dance Team, and Step team. It is also home to the music programs such as Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, and Orchestra. [2]

Athletics championships[edit]

  • Football State Champions - 1957
  • Cross Country State Champions - 1976
  • Cross Country State Champions - 1977

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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