Tygarts Valley High School

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Tygarts Valley Middle/High School
Rts. 219/250 South
Mill Creek, West Virginia 26280
United States
Coordinates 38°43′35″N 79°58′19″W / 38.726448°N 79.972008°W / 38.726448; -79.972008Coordinates: 38°43′35″N 79°58′19″W / 38.726448°N 79.972008°W / 38.726448; -79.972008[1]
School type Public secondary school
Established 1923
School district Randolph County Schools
CEEB code 490825
Principal Steve Wamsley
Teaching staff 38 (as of 2007-08)[2]
Grades 6-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 540 (as of 2007-08)[2]
Average class size 16.9 (as of 2005-06)[3]
Student to teacher ratio 14.2 (as of 2007-08)[2]
Campus type Rural
Color(s)           Red and white
Athletics WVSSAC A
Mascot Bulldog
Yearbook Bulldog

Tygarts Valley Middle/High School is a public secondary school in Mill Creek, West Virginia. Established in 1923, the school serves students in grades 6 through 12.


Tygarts Valley High School opened in 1923, succeeding the former Huttonsville District High School. Its first graduating class was in 1924. A gymnasium and extra classrooms were added to the school in 1950. Basketball, which had been played at the school since 1924, was joined by baseball and football teams in 1971. Also during the 1970s, an annex was built behind the gym and an 8 classroom junior high section was added. The original section of the school was replaced in 2001.

Former Principals[edit]

  • Frank Toothman (1977-1978)
  • Hans Siertl (1979-1984)
  • Wilbert Smith (1985-2007)
  • Steve Wamsley (2008–present day)


The school offers a comprehensive curriculum. Advanced Placement course offerings were recently introduced at the school.[4]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The school's athletic teams, known as the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs, compete in West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission class A. Teams are fielded in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, softball, track and volleyball. The teams have won many sectional championships, particularly the basketball teams.

In fall 2011, the high school marching band won first place in their division at the Tournament of Bands Chapter 13 Championships and qualified to attend the Atlantic Coast Championships to compete against high schools from across the eastern seaboard.

State championship titles held by the school include:

  • Baseball: 1978 (AA), 1979 (AA)[5]


  1. ^ "Tygarts Valley Middle / High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Tygarts Valley Middle/high School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  3. ^ "West Virginia Report Cards 2005-2006" (PDF). West Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  4. ^ Magacs, Hilary (2008-05-23). "The Randolph County BOE plans to fix problems listed by OEPA". WVNS-TV. Retrieved 2009-11-20. Harman and Tygarts Valley High Schools will begin offering AP courses.... 
  5. ^ "WVSSAC Baseball Champions" (PDF). West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 

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