Western Albemarle High School

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Western Albemarle High School is an Albemarle County public high school. Western is the final destination of the Western feeder pattern. As of 2015 Western has 1,071 students enrolled.[1]

History

Western Albemarle High School was financed through a $6.5 million school bond approved in the 1974 Albemarle County bond referendum. Founded in 1977, Western Albemarle is located in the heart of Crozet, adjacent to Henley Middle School and Brownsville Elementary School. In 2011 the school was ranked among Newsweek magazine's Best American High Schools.[2] The school mascot is the Western Warrior.

Environmental Sciences Academy

In August 2014, Albemarle County Public Schools opened an environmental sciences academy to prepare students for careers in environmental science. [3]. In August 2014, Verizon donated $10,000 so Academy students can design, build and attach solar panels to a greenhouse slotted to be built at the school next year[4].

Principals

The following is a list of people who have served as principal[1]

Term Principal
2015 - Present Darah Bonham
2013 - 2015 John W. Werner
2008 - 2013 David Francis
2006 - 2008 Joseph Dyer
1998 - 2006 Anne Coughlin
1996 - 1998 Robert Cane
1995 - 1996 Bernard Hairston
1990 - 1995 Anne Coughlin
1988 - 1990 Carole Stevens
1984 - 1988 Frederick Morton
1980 - 1984 Lemuel Stephens
1977 - 1980 Charlie Armstrong

Location

Western Albemarle is located at 5941 Rockfish Gap

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Fact Sheet - Western Albemarle High School, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved August 1, 2016.
  2. Web. Western Albemarle Makes List of America's Best High Schools, Charlottesville Newsplex, retrieved June 4, 2012.
  3. Web. Environmental Studies Academy taking shape, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 12, 2013, retrieved November 12, 2013.
  4. Web. Verizon gives to new Environmental Sciences Academy, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, VA, August 18, 2014, retrieved August 19, 2014.