Nansemond River High School

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Nansemond River High School
3301 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
United States
Coordinates 36°48′6.6″N 76°31′5.3″W / 36.801833°N 76.518139°W / 36.801833; -76.518139Coordinates: 36°48′6.6″N 76°31′5.3″W / 36.801833°N 76.518139°W / 36.801833; -76.518139
School type Public high school
Motto Building for the Future
Founded 1990
School district Suffolk Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Deran R. Whitney
Principal Mr. Daniel O'Leary
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,230 (2007)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)                Red, Black and White
Athletics conference Southeastern District
Eastern Region
Mascot Warrior
Rival King's Fork High School
Lakeland High School
Feeder schools Northern Shores Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Nansemond Parkway Elementary
Florence Bowser
Driver Elementary
John Yeates Middle School

Nansemond River High School is a public secondary school in Suffolk, Virginia. It opened in September 1990 and originally consisted of students from three of the four former high schools of Suffolk, VA, John F. Kennedy High School, John Yeates High School, and Suffolk High School. Nansemond River opened its doors to approximately 1700 students. The student population swelled to nearly 2000 students in the year of 2003, and in 2004, a new high school, King's Fork, was formed. As a result of the population dropping in the 2004-2005 school year to about 1100 students. However, the following year, the school opened its doors to about 1200 students once again. The current principal of this school is Mr. Daniel O'Leary, and the assistant principals, or administrators, are Mrs. Janice Bibbo, Mrs Kimberly Warholak, and Mr. Michael Milteer.

Because of rezoning in 2004, the school district is composed of the rapidly suburbanizing Northeastern corner of the city. Comprising the neighborhoods of Harbour View, Creekside, and the Yeates area, and other well-established communities such as Pughsville, Huntersville, and Bellville.


Administrative staff:

  • Thomas W. McLemore, Jr., B.S. Elon College, M.Ed., principal
  • Janice Bibbo, B.S., M.Ed. Old Dominion University, assistant principal
  • James Carnegie, B.S., M.Ed., assistant principal
  • Michael Milteer, B.S., M.Ed., assistant principal


  • Deborah Williams-director (T-Z)
  • David Mitnick (A-E)
  • Trinita Porter (F-Man)
  • Paula Payton(Map-S)
  • Testing coordinator: Darlene Lascano

General school information[edit]

  • Grades 9-12
  • Enrollment 2011-2012 1446
  • Senior class ('11) – 321 (September, 2010)
  • Approximate percentage of students continuing education in two or four year colleges or universities: 66% (Class of 2005)
  • ODD /EVEN scheduling
  • Seniors complete senior portfolio in connection with English 12—AP students are exempt from this requirement
  • 85 teachers; 30% hold masters degrees; 4% hold doctorates, average years of experience: 20
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17:1

Grading Scale[edit]

2011-2012 Grading Scale

A 100-93
A- 92-90
B+ 89-87
B 86-83
B- 82-80
C+ 79-77
C 76-73
C- 72-70
D+ 69-67
D 66-63
D- 62-60
F Below 60

Athletics and extraccuricular activities[edit]


Extracurricular activities[edit]

Nansemond River High School has a wide variety of student activities, including the Nansemond River High School Jazz Band, The Warrior Choir, The International Thespian Society (award winning drama club), and an award-winning JROTC Squad. There are also many clubs, such as National Beta Club (which currently NRHS has the state vice president), Technology Student Association (which currently NRHS has the state president and vice president), FBLA, V.O.I.C.E. Club, Key Club, and Anime Club, to name a few.The Nansemond River Magnificent Marching Warrior Band Under The Direction Of Mr Edward Jerome Woodis The Band Has Received National Attention As Well As Local Bringing Home Numerous First Place Awards And Trophies They Are Also The First Suffolk High Stepping Marching Band To Become A Virginia Honor Band There Main Rivals Are The Marching Quiet Storm Of Lakeland High School , The Mighty Marching Bulldogs Of Kings Fork High School And A Band Director Rivalry Between Mr Woodis And Mrs Juliet Boykins The Director Of The I.C. Norcom Greyhound Marching Band Of Portsmouth Virginia. You Don't Know What It Takes To Be A Warrior

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