John Champe High School

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Coordinates: 38°55′56″N 77°33′57″W / 38.9321°N 77.5658°W / 38.9321; -77.5658

John Champe High School
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John Champe High School is located in Northern Virginia
John Champe High School
John Champe High School
John Champe High School is located in Virginia
John Champe High School
John Champe High School
John Champe High School is located in the US
John Champe High School
John Champe High School
41535 Sacred Mountain Street

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20105
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School typePublic High school
Founded2012
School districtLoudoun County Public Schools
PrincipalKevin Tyson
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,513 (2015-16)[1]
Language[American English]]
CampusSuburban / Rural
Color(s)     Navy and      Silver
MascotKnight
NicknameJohn Champe
Communities servedAldie
Stone Ridge
Lenah
Chantilly
Feeder schoolsMercer Middle School, Willard Intermediate School, Aldie Elementary, Arcola Elementary, Buffalo Trail Elementary, Goshen Post Elementary, Pinebrook Elementary, Cardinal Ridge Elementary, Madison's Trust Elementary
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John Champe High School is a public secondary school in Aldie, an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. The school was established in 2012. It is named after the revolutionary war hero John Champe who led an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap traitor Benedict Arnold. The campus is just south of U.S. Route 50 and 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.. It is part of Loudoun County Public Schools and is on 41535 Sacred Mountain Street.[2]

History[edit]

The school opened primarily to relieve Freedom High School of its overcrowding and to accommodate future development in the Dulles South area. Initially opening with an enrollment of only 609 students[3] (partially due to the lack of a senior class its first year), John Champe's size has more than tripled in the years since. The school will temporarily shift to an intermediate system in the 2018-2019 school year, with Willard Intermediate School serving 8-9th grade and Champe serving 10-12th grade. This will end when Lightridge High School opens its doors in the fall of 2020.[4] In addition to this, John Champe will shift rising ninth graders residing in the Brambleton Middle School attendance zones to Rock Ridge High School after a recent board meeting deciding to move those students temporarily for their ninth grade year instead of transferring to Willard intermediate school.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2012-2013 school year the school's demographics was 47% Caucasian; 29% Asian; 13% African American; 8% Hispanic; 3% multi-racial.[5]

Enrollment history[edit]

Student Enrollment History
School Year Number of Students
2012-2013^ 609^
2013-2014 960[6]
2014-2015 1,251
2015-2016 1,515
2016-2017 1,813
2017-2018 2,119
2018-2019^^ 1,656

^ During the 2012-2013 school year there was no senior class.
^^Freshmen class attends Willard Intermediate School until opening of Independence High School in 2020.

Campus[edit]

Aerial view of John Champe High School and athletic fields, August 2014.

The school sits on 97.76 acres[7] just west of the Arcola and Stone Ridge communities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Champe High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "LCPS". LCPS. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. ^ "LCPS Enrollment Sept. 2012" (PDF). LCPS. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ "JOHN CHAMPE HIGH SCHOOL - 2018-2019 ATTENDANCE ZONE - WILLARD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL" (PDF). LCPS. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  5. ^ "LCPS". LCPS. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  6. ^ "School Board Adopted FY 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan". Loudoun County Public School. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ "School Board Adopted FY 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program" (PDF). LCPS. Retrieved 2 April 2013.