Patrick Henry High School (Ashland, Virginia)

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Patrick Henry High School
12449 West Patrick Henry Road
Ashland, Virginia 23005
Coordinates 37°47′7.8″N 77°32′2.7″W / 37.785500°N 77.534083°W / 37.785500; -77.534083Coordinates: 37°47′7.8″N 77°32′2.7″W / 37.785500°N 77.534083°W / 37.785500; -77.534083
School type Public, high school
Founded 1959
School district Hanover County Public Schools
Principal Wanda Bibb[1]
Staff 128[2]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,628 (2004)
Language English
Color(s) Red, White, and Blue
Mascot Patriot
Rival Hanover High School
Lee-Davis High School
Deep Run High School
Feeder schools Liberty Middle School

Patrick Henry High School is a high school in Ashland, Virginia in Hanover County. Patrick Henry has an International Baccalaureate program,[3] as well as a NJROTC program.[4] Patrick Henry is especially known for its NJROTC program that is consistently ranked among the top in the state of Virginia. Patrick Henry is one of four high schools in Hanover County, and the only High school in the western half of the county. Patrick Henry opened in the fall of 1959 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2009. During the 2010-2011 school year, a program called Rachel's Challenge was introduced. Patrick Henry is also noted for its theatre program, being the best in the county, and and taken most seriously.

Extracurricular Activities[edit]


  • Cross Country[5]
  • Football - won the 1994 Virginia high school football state championship[6]
  • Golf
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Varsity Girls Competition Cheer
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Lacrosse

Performing Arts[edit]

  • Theatre
  • Mixed Choir
  • Show Choirs
  • Band
  • Strings

Notable alumni[edit]