Charlottesville High School

Charlottesville High School

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Charlottesville High School (commonly called CHS) is a public high school in the independent city of Charlottesville, Virginia, serving students from 9th to 12th grade. It is the second largest high school in the region with a student population of approximately 1,350. The school grounds include a memorial garden, a running track, ballfields, landscaped courtyards and the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center (or "MLK PAC"). Across Melbourne Road lies the Football Stadium, which doubles as the field hockey stadium during the fall, and soccer and lacrosse stadium during the Spring season.

History

Charlottesville High School was built in 1974 because the Lane High School building had become too small to accommodate all students within the city limits. Lane High school saw its last graduating class in June, 1974. CHS opened its doors in September, 1974. The new school inherited their school colors (black & orange) as well as their mascot (the Black Knight) from the former high school. Lane High School was never demolished and is now the Albemarle County office building. Charlottesville High School's sports complex was still located on the grounds of the Lane High School building until the 1980s, when it was moved to a site across the street from CHS. During the last 20 years of the 20th century, CHS has had some major additions including a new gym facility and a large auditorium.

Renovations started in 2004, lasting two years, and included a fresh coat...
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