Petersburg High School (Virginia)

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Petersburg High School
Petersburg High School.jpg
3101 Johnson Road
Petersburg, Virginia 23805
School type Public
Founded 1974 (in current location)
School district Petersburg Public Schools
Principal Ms. Alicia Fields
Grades 10–12
Enrollment 819
Language English
Color(s) Crimson and Gold
Nickname Crimson Wave
Athletic Conference Central District
Central Region

Petersburg High School is located in Petersburg, Virginia.

Petersburg High School is located on Johnson Road in Petersburg, Va. The new school combined the old Petersburg High School on Washington Street (currently the Appomattox Regional Governor's School) and the old Peabody High School (currently Peabody Middle School) on Wesley Street.

Petersburg High School opened the current Johnson Road location on September 3, 1974. The campus style architecture of the facility was divided into four wings by architect Gordon B. Galusha. The William W. Lawson, Jr. Gymnasium, which extends east of the main building, was named after the title winning basketball coach, the late William H. Lawson, Jr. It has one full-sized basketball court and seats approximately 3,000 fans comfortably. The auditorium is located in the main building and seats 924 with 532 plush red-cushioned seats located in the orchestra. Seating in the rear of the auditorium includes desk-top seats. The band and choral rooms include built in risers and an individual sound studio for instrumental music students. The cafeteria, adjacent to the auditorium, is centrally located to provide easy access by all wings.

Noted alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Deford, Frank (February 19, 1979). "Bounding Into Prominence". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kane, Patrick (September 18, 2013). "Ricky Hunley visits PHS student-athletes". The Progress-Index. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Malone, Mitch (June 27, 2013). "Petersburg / NBA Star Mark West Now Assistant Coach Of Phoenix Suns". WKJS. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Schmidt, Markus (September 18, 2010). "Blair Underwood back at Petersburg High School". The Progress-Index. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jerome Mathis, WR, Hampton". USA Today. May 18, 2005. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Schmidt, Markus (November 23, 2013). "Trey Songz plans benefit tonight in Richmond". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fulp, Vic (March 24, 2005). "VSU selects a familiar face: Austin Peay assistant Collins is a former player/coach in the Trojans' basketball program". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Langford gives back to PHS". The Progress-Index. August 26, 2010. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ Kane, Patrick (September 18, 2013). "Ricky Hunley visits PHS student-athletes". The Progress-Index. Retrieved March 12, 2014.