Denbigh High School is a high school in Newport News, Virginia. Denbigh carries grades nine through twelve and has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. This school was rated "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2005-2006 school year. Denbigh is the only host to the Aviation program in all of Newport News Public Schools.
Denbigh High school is represented by their mascot, the Patriot. Recently the known mascot picture of the Patriot was changed to a star with 'Patriots' across it. Rumors of possibly changing from the 'Patriots' and adapting a different mascot have been circulating, but nothing has been confirmed. Their colors are red, white, and blue. It also has top rated sports teams throughout the region. This school was opened in the fall of 1965 with grades 8-11 and the Junior class of that year became the first Senior class the following year. The class of 1970 was the first class to go through all five years at Denbigh. For a time Newport News had 5 year high schools and Denbigh (the northernmost of the cities high schools) had 8-12th grades. The class of 1968 presented, as a memorial, a step from the first Denbigh school.
Denbigh is also one of two sites in Newport News that hosts SAT testing, and also hosts the ACT testing.
Denbigh High School and other NNPS have a Telecommunications Program. It allows interested student to go out and shoot live football and basketball games. Students experience reporting,... Read More