Highland Springs High School

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Highland Springs High School
15 South Oak Avenue
Highland Springs, Virginia, 23075
School type Public, high school
Founded 1907
School district Henrico County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Patrick Kinlaw
Principal Ms. Tinkhani Hargrove
Assistant Principal Ms. Jeri Baskerville-Associate Principal
Ms. Julia Cunningham
Mr. Matthew Engel
Ms. Aimee Sobon - Administrative Intern
Ms. Carrie Wishon - Administrative Intern
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,827 (2006-2007)
Language English
Color(s) ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     black, gold, and white
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Capital District
Mascot Hugo the Highlander
Rival Varina High School
Henrico High School

Highland Springs High School (HSHS) is a high school located at 15 South Oak Avenue in Highland Springs, Virginia. First opened in 1907, it is among the oldest schools in Henrico County/Richmond, Virginia. It is part of Henrico County Public Schools.


The renovation process started in 2006 and was completed in August 2008. The renovation was stated to be mainly for the purpose of building modernization. Under the renovations, the windows, floors, walls, electrical system, and heating and air systems were replaced, and a new wing was constructed for the English department. The main office was also renovated, and was moved to the front of the building. A new surveillance system was added to address safety concerns. The guidance department was renovated and relocated to the main hallway where the main office used to be.

Eric Martin incident[edit]

HSHS received national attention following a 2014 gay bashing incident in which a student was charged with two counts of assault after a beating which left him in the hospital for nine consecutive days.[1]

Richmond Elite[edit]

The ABA team the Richmond Elite plays its home games at Highland Springs High School. It plans on starting in 2012, among many other new teams in the league. It will play in the Colonial Division and play its inaugural game in 2012, whereas many other Colonial Division ABA teams are starting the following year.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Thomas, Chris (30 Sep 2014). "Henrico teen beaten at school, charged with assault". NBC12. 

Coordinates: 37°32′21.1″N 77°19′26.4″W / 37.539194°N 77.324000°W / 37.539194; -77.324000