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Herndon High School

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School type  Public, high school
Founded  1911, 1967 (relocated)
Staff  approximately 200
Number of students  2,222
Motto  "Hornet Pride"
Principal  William Bates
Phone  +1 703-810-2200
Mascot  Hornets
Herndon High School
School district  Fairfax County Public Schools
Address  700 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
District  Fairfax County Public Schools
Similar  Herndon Middle School, Westfield High School, Park View High School, Potomac Falls High School, Thomas Jefferson High Sch

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Herndon High School is a fully accredited four year public high school in Herndon, Virginia, United States. Herndon serves grades 9-12 and is a part of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) system. Herndon High School serves the town of Herndon and the northern part of the unincorporated community of Reston. Herndon's mascot is the Fighting Hornet.


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Herndon High School opened in 1911 on Locust Street. In 1930, seventy-one students enrolled, with classes such as economics, agriculture, and business education offered, with classes in industrial arts later offered. In 1942, the school opened the first school cafeteria in Fairfax County. In the early 1950s, the building was expanded to support more students.

In 1961, Herndon Intermediate School began within the Herndon High School building. In 1967, the High School moved to its current Bennett Street location, leaving Herndon Intermediate School at Locust Street with 650 students and 39 teachers.

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year Herndon boasted a student enrollment of 2,171 students and approximately 222 staff members.


In the 2012-2013 school year, Herndon High School's student body was 45.49% White, 28.32% Hispanic, 13.23% Asian, 8.61% Black and 4.35% Other.

Test scores

Herndon High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia. The average SAT score for 2012 for Herndon was 1641 (547 Critical Reading, 563 Math, and 531 Writing).

Notable alumni

  • Scottie Reynolds ('06), Former point guard for Villanova University Wildcats, named a McDonald's All-American, Reynolds was named the 2006-07 Big East Rookie of the Year.
  • Ronnie Dove ('54), Pop music singer in the 1960s, had hits such as Right or Wrong.
  • Brandon Guyer ('04), Professional Baseball Player. Played college baseball at UVA and currently plays for the Cleveland Indians.
  • Doug Kammerer ('93) Chief Meteorologist for WRC-TV in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • Matt St.Martin (Haney) ('91), Chef, Filmmaker, Actor and Producer.
  • Angie Goff ('97), Television weekend news anchor for WRC-TV in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Bill Butler ('65), Former MLB player (Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins)
  • Jon Carman ('95), Former professional football player for the Buffalo Bills. All-American for Georgia Tech.
  • Don Handfield ('89), Filmmaker, Producer and Author.
  • References

    Herndon High School Wikipedia

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