Robert E. Lee High School (Staunton, Virginia)

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Robert E. Lee High School
Robert E. Lee High School, Staunton, VA.jpg
Robert E. Lee High School
1200 North Coalter St.
Staunton, Virginia 24401
 United States
Coordinates Coordinates: 38°9′53.6″N 79°3′11.5″W / 38.164889°N 79.053194°W / 38.164889; -79.053194
Funding type Public school
School board Staunton City Public Schools
Principal Mark Rowicki[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 943
Language English
Campus Baseball and football games are played at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton
Color(s) Blue and silver          
Athletics conference AA Valley District
Mascot The Fighting Leemen
Rivals Waynesboro High School, Fort Defiance High School
Newspaper The Traveler
Robert E. Lee High School
Location 274 Churchville Ave., Staunton, Virginia
Area 5.3 acres (2.1 ha)
Built 1926 (1926)
Architect T.J. Collins & Son
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 09000122[2]
VLR # 132-0037
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 10, 2009
Designated VLR December 18, 2008[3]

Robert E. Lee High School is a public high school in Staunton, Virginia, United States.

Former school building[edit]

Robert E. Lee High School was formerly housed in a building located at 274 Churchville Avenue. The original section of the school was built in 1926, with flanking wings added in 1954. The original Colonial Revival style two-story brick central block is topped by a slate hipped roof with a cupola in the center and strongly detailed pediments facing the street. In 1983-1984, a new Lee High School was built on North Coalter Street, so the original school closed at that time. It subsequently housed a summer school for school-aged Spanish nationals to learn English, a parochial school operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, and has most recently been renovated into senior apartments.[4]

The original school was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Mark McConnel (August 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Robert E. Lee High School" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos

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