John Motley Morehead High School

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John Motley Morehead High School
134 N. Pierce Street, Eden, NC 27288
Eden, North Carolina
United States
Type Public high school
Motto Panther pride
Established 1952
School district Rockingham County Schools
Principal Mr. Al Royster, Jr.
Faculty 79
Teaching staff 75
Grades 9-12
Gender Co-Educational
Enrollment 1,010 (As of August 2016)
Language English
Athletics NCHSAA
Mascot Panther
Nickname Fighting Panthers
Rival Rockingham County High School, Reidsville High School

John Motley Morehead High School is a public high school located in Eden, North Carolina. serving students in the ninth through twelfth grade. Morehead high school is a part of the Rockingham County Schools school district.


The school opened in 1952 as Tri-City High School to serve the then-separate communities of Eden, Leaksville, Spray, and Draper. The school gained its current name in 1958 in honor of John Motley Morehead, the governor of North Carolina from 1841 to 1845.[1] Four building projects expanded the high school: a classroom and auditorium building in 1960, a library in 1968, a gymnasium in 1981, and the cafeteria and science building in 1991. Students from the former historically African American high school Douglass high school were integrated into Morehead's student body in the fall of 1966. The industrial education center was housed on the school's campus through 1966. It became a countywide setting for vocational training. Later, it was removed and re-established at Rockingham Community College located in Wentworth, North Carolina. Over the years, Morehead became the largest of the schools in the Rockingham County Schools school district and in the state of North Carolina.

As of August 2016, 530% of students are White, 219% of students are African American, and 42% of students are of other ethnicities.

Coordinates: 36°30′19″N 79°44′10″W / 36.50518°N 79.73601°W / 36.50518; -79.73601

Mission statement & vision[edit]

  • Morehead high's Mission: Morehead's mission is to empower Students for success through rigorous and relevant instruction for future readiness and productive citizenship.
  • Morehead's Vision: our vision is to climb Torward success, "Team MHS".
  • Morehead's Beliefs: Students learning is the main priority of the school and should be the key focus of all decisions imapacting work of the school. Students who are valued individuals with physical, Social, and intellectual who learn when acclaimed opportunities for success with a safe and comfortable environment.


Morehead provides students a variety of subjects and courses to take for either a standard or advanced diploma such as Math, science, Social Studies, English, and also Foreign language classes, Theater Arts etc.


MHS also runs a Army JROTC program for students who may join the army instead of attending a College or four-year institution. Other programs include career and technical Education, career and college promise program.


MHS competes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and competes in a 3-A state Conference. Morehead's biggest rivals is Reidsville High School and Rockingham County High School.

"Fall": Cross country, Football, Volleyball.

"Winter": Boys' JV Basketball, Boys' Varsity Basketball, Girls' JV Basketball, Girls' Varsity Basketball, co-ed swimming, wrestling.

"Spring": Boys' JV Baseball, Boys' Varsity Baseball, Girls' JV Softball, Girls' Varsity Softball, co-ed Track.



  1. ^ "Who is John Motley Morehead, III". Retrieved November 26, 2016 – via