Hermitage High School (Virginia)
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|Hermitage High School|
|8301 Hungary Spring Road
Henrico, Virginia 23228
|School type||Public High School|
|School district||Henrico County Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Patrick C. Kinlaw|
|Principal||Robert "Trae" Turpin|
|Teaching staff||99.75 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.71|
|Color(s)||Red and Blue|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Colonial District
|Tech Center Principal||Terrie Allsbrooks|
Hermitage High is a public school located on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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. 
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- Football State Champions - 1957
- Cross Country State Champions - 1976
- Cross Country State Champions - 1977
- Shawn Barber, Former NFL player for the Washington Redskins and currently a coaching intern for the Philadelphia Eagles, a team he had two separate stints playing for.
- Duane Brown, NFL Player and first round pick for The Houston Texans.
- Curtis Grant, top recruit in the Class of 2011, currently playing for the San Diego Chargers team
- Chris Copeland, NBA player for the Indiana Pacers.
- Derrick Green, rated by Rivals.com and Scout.com as the No. 1 running back in the country in the Class of 2013, currently playing for the Michigan Wolverines football team
- Queen Harrison, U.S. Olympic Team 2008 Track and field.
- Orlando Jordan, Former Professional Wrestler for the WWE and TNA Wrestling
- Fontel Mines, Former NFL player for the Chicago Bears.
- Darren Sharper, Former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and lastly the New Orleans Saints, the team that won Super Bowl XLIV.
- Jamie Sharper, Former NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens, when they won Super Bowl XXXV. He later played for the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks
- Josh Vaughan, NFL Player Atlanta Falcons
- Shanon Slack, Professional MMA fighter for Bellator Fighting Championship, 2008 U.S. Olympic Alternate Wrestler, Wrestling coach for Team Cruz on the Ultimate Fighter Season 15 on FOX
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