Huntington High School (West Virginia)
|Huntington High School|
1 Highlander Way
|School district||Cabell County|
|Principal||Dan Gleason |
|Campus size||69 acres (0.28 km2)|
|Color(s)||Old Gold and Hunter Green|
|Athletics||Athletic Director Bruce A. Senior|
|Athletics conference||Mountain State Athletic Conference|
|Website||Huntington High School|
Huntington High School is a four year high school located on top of a hill just outside Huntington, West Virginia. It was established in 1996 through the consolidation of the old Huntington and Huntington East High Schools. The school has a student body of approximately 1600 students. Huntington High School carries the Highlander mascot with the colors old gold and hunter green. The Huntington High Staff consists of a principal, five assistant principals, five counselors, 142 teachers, five secretaries, an athletic director, and 10 custodians. Eleven cooks staff the cafeteria and offer a variety of both hot and cold lunch selections daily. Four administrative offices can be found throughout the building to facilitate the needs of both students and staff. The award winning curricular and extra-curricular programs offered at Huntington High School provide activities for all areas of interest. Huntington High is accredited by the North Central Association. In 2010, Huntington High School was featured in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Television show on ABC. In 2016, after the filming of this television show focused on moderating eating habits and fighting obesity, the Cabell County Board of Education announced the school would pilot a program of unlimited and free food for all students regardless of socio-economic status.
Huntington High School (which combined "Old" Huntington High School and Huntington East High School) was originally called Cabell West High School during the school project planning period. The name was then changed to Huntington Summit when the name of the other public high school in Cabell County was changed to Cabell Midland. The Cabell County Board of Education then decided that the new school should have connections to the two schools, Huntington High and Huntington East, that were being consolidated together. That is why the new school kept the Huntington High School name and then adopted the Highlanders nickname from the soon to be closed Huntington East High School. The new school colors have no connection to the old high schools.
Huntington High, with an enrollment of 1,646, is one of the largest high schools in the state. The population is 50.85% male. The school is 77.46% White, 14.70% Black, 1.82% Hispanic, 0.85% Asian, and 4.86% of 2 or more races.
Post-consolidation state championships
- Boys Basketball - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2017
- Girls Basketball - 2000, 2017
- Golf - 1997, 1998, 1999
- Softball - 2007, 2008
- Girls Soccer - 2004
- Boys Tennis - 2000, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2017
- Girls Tennis - 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
- Wrestling - 2013, 2014
Clubs and Organizations
- HHS Science Olympiad
- Herpetology Club
- Ski Club
- Gardening Club
- Philanthropy Club
- Key Club
- Beta Club
- Latin Club
- Poetry Club
- Operation BEST
- Nickelback Fan Club
- Future Business Leaders of America
- Young Republicans
- Young Democrats
- Student Government (Member of the National Association of Student Councils)
- Speech & Debate / National Speech and Debate Association
- Vex Robotics Team
- Chase Harrison (class of 2002), former MLS goalkeeper
- O. J. Mayo (class of 2007), guard for the Milwaukee Bucks
- Jeff Morrison (class of 1997), 1999 NCAA Tennis Singles Champion for the Florida Gators
- Patrick Patterson (class of 2007), forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder
- Kayla Williams (class of 2011), 2009 Vault World Champion
- Cabell County Schools Board Agenda for July 2, 2018; page 8.
- "HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- "State Champion History". West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. Retrieved 25 March 2017.