Kecoughtan High School

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Kecoughtan High School
522 Woodland Road
Hampton, Virginia 23669
United States
Coordinates 37°03′18″N 76°19′05″W / 37.05500°N 76.31806°W / 37.05500; -76.31806Coordinates: 37°03′18″N 76°19′05″W / 37.05500°N 76.31806°W / 37.05500; -76.31806
School type Public high school
Founded 1962
School district Hampton City Schools
Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith
Principal Jeff Mordica
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,750[1] (2014-15)
Language English
Color(s)           Green and White
Athletics conference Virginia High School League 6A South Classification
Mascot Warrior
Rival Phoebus High School
Bethel High School
Hampton High School
Communities served Fox Hill, Virginia

Kecoughtan High School is a public high school located in Hampton, Virginia. The current grades offered are 9–12. Kecoughtan High School is one of four high schools located in the Hampton City Public School District. The other three are Phoebus High School, Bethel High School (Hampton, Virginia), and Hampton High School (Hampton, Virginia).

Feeder pattern[edit]

  • Asbury Elementary School
  • Barron Elementary School
  • Booker Elementary School
  • Langley Elementary School
  • Phillips Elementary School
  • Capt John Smith Elementary School
  • Jones Magnet Middle School
  • Syms Middle School
  • Eaton Middle School
  • C. Vernon Spratley Gifted Center


Kecoughtan High School was originally built in 1961-1962 to handle the overflow of Hampton High School, the oldest high school in the city. Since then Kecoughtan has been used as an educational facility for high school students in the Fox Hill area, a major neighborhood in the Hampton Roads region. Kecoughtan is the only high school near the neighborhood.

The word Kecoughtan comes from the name of the Virginia Algonquian Native Americans living there when the English colonists arrived in the Hampton Roads area in 1607. The Native Americans were originally named Kikotan (also spelled Kiccowtan, Kikowtan etc.)

The first academic school year was 1963-64. Since the school was built to handle the overflow of Hampton High School students who were previously enrolled as sophomores at Hampton High School were enrolled as juniors at Kecoughtan High School. This makes the first graduating class 1964 and the 50th Graduating class from KHS was the class of 2014.


Kecoughtan High School offers many sports, and these include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Boys and girls volleyball and Wrestling.

In 2016, the school's wrestling team completed its first undefeated regular season, for the first time in the program's history.[2]

In recent years, Kecoughtan's athletic teams have improved. In 2016, some players were announced as a part 2015 Group 5A All-State Football team.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Marching and Symphonic Band[edit]

The Kecoughtan Marching "Warriors" are a Class AAA band that has been a Virginia Honor Band three times. The band was part of the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade Lineup in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 2011.

The Kecoughtan band has hosted their annual "Warrior Classic" marching band competition at Darling Stadium since 1990.

In spring of 2014, the Warrior Symphonic Band traveled to New York City to compete in the Festival of Music and placed first in the concert band division.

In spring of 2015, the Warrior Symphonic Band traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC to compete and placed first in the concert band division and first place overall.

VBODA Marching Band Assessment 2013 - Excellent Rating 2014 - Excellent Rating 2015 - Excellent Rating 2016 - Excellent Rating

VBODA Concert Band Assessment 2014 - Superior Rating (Symphonic Band) 2015 - Excellent Rating (Symphonic Band)

          Excellent Rating (Concert Band)

2016 - Superior Rating (Symphonic Band)

          Excellent Rating (Concert Band)

2017 - Superior Rating (Symphonic Band)

          Excellent Rating (Concert Band)

VBODA Jazz Band Assessment 2015 - Excellent Rating 2016 - Excellent Rating

Spring Trip Assessments 2014 - Excellent Rating (New York City) 2015 - Superior Rating (Myrtle Beach) 2016 - Superior Rating (King's Dominion)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Kecoughtan High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ Press, Daily. "Kecoughtan wrestling looks to complete undefeated season". Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  3. ^ Brierre, Chip. "VHSL Announces 2015 Group 5A All-State Football Teams". WRIC. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Jake Cave transferring to Kecoughtan from Hampton Christian". Daily Press. February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.