Dinwiddie High School

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Dinwiddie High School
Location
11501 Boisseau Road
Dinwiddie, Virginia

United States
Information
TypePublic
School districtDinwiddie County Public Schools
PrincipalRandall W. Johnson
Asst. PrincipalAmber Brown, Mrs. Rebecca H. Tilson
Grades10 to 12
Campus size68 acres (28 ha)
Color(s)Red, white and blue
MascotThe General
NicknameThe Gens
Also calledDinwiddie County High School
Website
 
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Dinwiddie High School
Location
11501 Boisseau Road
Dinwiddie, Virginia

United States
Information
TypePublic
School districtDinwiddie County Public Schools
PrincipalRandall W. Johnson
Asst. PrincipalAmber Brown, Mrs. Rebecca H. Tilson
Grades10 to 12
Campus size68 acres (28 ha)
Color(s)Red, white and blue
MascotThe General
NicknameThe Gens
Also calledDinwiddie County High School
Website

Dinwiddie High School is a secondary school in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA. It is the only high school in the county.

History[edit]

The Mann Act in 1906 provided for a system of high schools across the state. High schools were eventually built for white students in the county at: Midway (1911 - 1965), Sunnyside (1912 - 1930), Dinwiddie (1913 - 1965), Darvills (1914 - 1942), McKenney (1916 - 1930).[1] These were all consolidated into Dinwiddie County High School in 1965.[1]

Campus[edit]

In 2008, Dinwiddie High School moved to a new building located on a 68-acre (28 ha) campus across the street from its former building. The new school building serves students in grades 10 through 12 with a capacity of 1,600. The move is intended to ease overcrowding and accommodate future population growth in the region. The former high school building is now Dinwiddie Junior High School for grades 8 and 9. Both schools are nicknamed the Generals, or the Gens. Although the two schools are separate, many authorities have confirmed the actual closeness of the students in the junior and senior high schools. Therefore, this makes it impossible to split the two schools.[2][3] The campuses' close proximity allow for the sharing of amenities such as the football field.

Athletics[edit]

The Dinwiddie High School Generals went to the 2001 Virginia State Championshop at UofR Stadium against Hertigage Newport News, losing 42-7

The Dinwiddie High School Generals went to the 2008 Virginia State Championship at Lane Stadium against the Phoebus High School Phantoms, losing 37-13.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Architects, 3north (2010). A SURVEY OF HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE IN DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, Virginia and the Dinwiddie County Planning Department. p. 94. 
  2. ^ "BRIEFS: NEWS NEAR YOU", The Richmond Times-Dispatch (September 1, 2008). Retrieved on September 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Eliott Robinson (September 3, 2008). "New Dinwiddie High impresses students", The Progress-Index. Retrieved on September 12, 2008.

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Coordinates: 37°6′42.8″N 77°35′16.1″W / 37.111889°N 77.587806°W / 37.111889; -77.587806