Massaponax High School

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Massaponax High School
8201 Jefferson Davis Highway


United States
School districtSpotsylvania County Public Schools
PrincipalJoseph Gabalski
Number of students2014 (2016-17)
Color(s)Black, silver, teal      
Feeder schoolsSpotsylvania Middle School
Battlefield Middle School
Thornburg Middle School
WebsiteMassaponax High School

Massaponax High School is a public school in Spotsylvania County, VA. It is part of Spotsylvania County Public Schools and is located on 8201 Jefferson Davis Highway


Massaponax High School opened in the fall of 1998 becoming the fourth high school in Spotsylvania County.

Massaponax became one of the county's largest high schools and carries a current enrollment of 1,960 students in grades 9 through 12. The school complex consists of 106 acres (0.43 km2).

The school was run by principal Joseph Rodkey, who retired after the 2009–2010 school year. Dr. Joe Pisani was the principal from the 2010–2011 school year to the 2018–2019 school year when he was transferred to George Wythe High School in Richmond, Virginia.[1] The new principal for the 2019–2020 school year is Dr. Joseph Gabalski.


Massaponax High School is located in Historic Spotsylvania County, consisting of 416.1 square miles (1,078 km2) located in eastern Virginia, midway between the nation's capital of Washington, D.C. and the state capital of Richmond; both of which are approximately 50 miles (80 km) distant. Both capital cities are readily accessible by rail and highway. Spotsylvania County is bordered by Caroline County to the south and east, Louisa to the west, and Hanover County to the southwest, along the North Anna River. Culpeper borders the northwest, and Stafford County to the north, while the City of Fredericksburg lies to the east and Orange County to the west, along the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers.


Massaponax High School is part of the AAA Commonwealth District and AAA Northwest Region, and offers soccer, tennis, cheerleading, cross country, lacrosse, football, golf, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, track and field, and gymnastics .

Massaponax's football team reached the State Finals in 2003 following an undefeated season, but lost.[1]

The Massaponax Maniacs is a student organization dedicated to cheering on school teams.

Marching band[edit]

The marching band is known as the Marching Panther Pride (MP²).

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Richmond Public Schools announce hiring of 12 principals". 2019-06-14. Retrieved 2019-07-17.

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Coordinates: 38°10′57.8″N 77°30′40.9″W / 38.182722°N 77.511361°W / 38.182722; -77.511361