History and Traditions


Colonial Heights High School was established in 1957 at the site of the present Colonial Heights Middle School. Colonial Heights High School graduated its first class in 1961. Its first class graduated 90 students. In 1964 upon completion of the current building, it moved to its present location. The enrollment at the school is currently about 900 students.

During its existence, the school has been ably served by the following principals:

Principal Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson
2022 - Current

Kristin Janssen

Kristin Janssen
2010 -2022

Dr John Keeler

Dr. John Keeler
2002 - 2010

Robert Stansberry

Robert Stansberry
1998 - 2002

Robert A Goulder

Robert A. Goulder
1986 -1998

James M Barker

James M. Barker, Jr.
1972 - 1986

E Lloyd Pugh

E. Lloyd Pugh
1968 - 1972

W. E. Stone

W. E. Stone
1966 - 1968

Louis N Dalton

Louis N. Dalton
1962 - 1966

W. W. Reade

W. W. Reade
1957 - 1962



The Annual Homecoming of Colonial Heights High School was established in 1961 by the SCA. A homecoming queen is elected to reign over the celebrations. She is crowned during a halftime ceremony at the Homecoming Football Game. She reigns over the Homecoming Dance the following evening. All alumni are given a special welcome.

The Junior Ring Dance is an important event each year. The Juniors form a ring figure and their class rings are presented at this formal dance.

The Senior Prom is held in the late spring. This formal dance is for Seniors and their dates only. This event is followed by an "After Prom" celebration sponsored by parents and the community.

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