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:

Kristin Janssen
Kristin Janssen
2010 - current

Dr John KeelerDr. John Keeler
2002 - 2010

Robert StansberryRobert 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

Technical Center

Colonial Heights Technical Center

The mathematics wing was added to the main building in 1970-71; and the technical center, located just across the High School at 3451 Conduit Road, opened in 1980-81. The technical center contains the following vocational capabilities: Child Care, Culinary Arts, ICT, Marketing Education, Technology, Auto Mechanics, Business, and Building Trades.


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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