Keyser High School

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Keyser High School
1 Tornado Way
Keyser, West Virginia 26726
United States
Coordinates 39°24′01″N 79°01′16″W / 39.400148°N 79.021048°W / 39.400148; -79.021048Coordinates: 39°24′01″N 79°01′16″W / 39.400148°N 79.021048°W / 39.400148; -79.021048[1]
School type High School
School district Mineral County Schools
Superintendent Shawn Dilly
Principal Michael Lewis
Teaching staff 49 (as of 2006-07)[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 670 (as of 2016-2017)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 2:1 (as of 2006-07)[2]
Color(s) Black and gold
Athletics AA
Mascot Tornado
Team name Golden Tornado
Rival Frankfort High School
Feeder schools Keyser Middle School

Keyser High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Keyser, West Virginia, in Mineral County that operates as part of the Mineral County School District.


Piedmont High School was combined into Keyser High School in 1976.[3] In the late 1990s, Keyser High School moved from its former location on East Piedmont Street, which had served as Keyser High for over 100 years, to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility approximately three miles south.


Eligible students may take courses at the Mineral County Technical Center.

State Championships[edit]

The school has won 12 West Virginia State Championships in a variety of sports:

Baseball: 1967, 1969

Basketball (Boys): 1923 (B)

Cross Country(Boys): 1971

Football: 1956, 1962, 1969

Golf: 1992(AAA: 2002 (AA)

Track & Field (Boys): 2009, 2016

Tennis (Girls): 1997

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Keyser High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Keyser High School". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  3. ^ Morris, Jim (2009-08-30). "Small but mighty: A history of Piedmont High School basketball". Mineral Daily News-Tribune. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. After the 1976 season, Piedmont High School combined with Keyser High School. 

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