Huntington High School (West Virginia)

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Huntington High School
1 Highlander Way


United States
Coordinates38°23′38″N 82°23′55″W / 38.39389°N 82.39861°W / 38.39389; -82.39861Coordinates: 38°23′38″N 82°23′55″W / 38.39389°N 82.39861°W / 38.39389; -82.39861
School districtCabell County
PrincipalDan Gleason [1]
Enrollment1,658 (2016-17)[2]
Campus size69 acres (0.28 km2)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Old Gold and Hunter Green         
AthleticsAthletic Director Bruce A. Senior
Athletics conferenceMountain State Athletic Conference

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.

Student Body[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Cabell County Schools Board Agenda for July 2, 2018; page 8.
  2. ^ "HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "State Champion History". West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. Retrieved 25 March 2017.

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