Herndon High School

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Herndon High School
Herndon High School Seal.jpg
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Herndon High School is located in Northern Virginia
Herndon High School
Herndon High School
Herndon High School is located in Virginia
Herndon High School
Herndon High School
Herndon High School is located in the US
Herndon High School
Herndon High School
700 Bennett Street
Herndon, Virginia 20170
Coordinates 38°59′16″N 77°22′31″W / 38.98778°N 77.37528°W / 38.98778; -77.37528Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 77°22′31″W / 38.98778°N 77.37528°W / 38.98778; -77.37528
Information
School type Public, high school
Motto "Hornet Pride"
Founded 1911, 1967 (relocated)
School district Fairfax County Public Schools
Principal William Bates
Staff approximately 200
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,298 (2010-11)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red and black
Athletics conference Concorde District
Northern Region
Mascot Hornets
Rivals South Lakes High School Westfield High School
Feeder schools Herndon Middle School
Website

Herndon High School is a fully accredited four year public high school in Herndon, Virginia, United States.[1] Herndon serves grades 9-12 and is a part of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) system. Herndon High School serves the town of Herndon and the northern part of the unincorporated community of Reston. Herndon's mascot is the Fighting Hornet.

History[edit]

Herndon High School opened in 1911 on Locust Street. In 1930, seventy-one students enrolled, with classes such as economics, agriculture, and business education offered, with classes in industrial arts later offered. In 1942, the school opened the first school cafeteria in Fairfax County. In the early 1950s, the building was expanded to support more students.

In 1961, Herndon Intermediate School began within the Herndon High School building. In 1967, the High School moved to its current Bennett Street location, leaving Herndon Intermediate School at Locust Street with 650 students and 39 teachers.

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year Herndon boasted a student enrollment of 2,171 students and approximately 222 staff members.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2012-2013 school year, Herndon High School's student body was 45.49% White, 28.32% Hispanic, 13.23% Asian, 8.61% Black and 4.35% Other.[3]

Test scores[edit]

Herndon High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.[4] The average SAT score for 2012 for Herndon was 1641 (547 Critical Reading, 563 Math, and 531 Writing).[5]

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