Herndon High School

Herndon High School is a fully accredited four year public high school in Herndon, Virginia, United States.[3] 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.

Herndon High School
Herndon High School is located in Northern Virginia
Herndon High School
Herndon High School
Herndon High School is located in Virginia
Herndon High School
Herndon High School
Herndon High School is located in the United States
Herndon High School
Herndon High School
700 Bennett Street

Coordinates38°59′10.1″N 77°22′29.8″W / 38.986139°N 77.374944°W / 38.986139; -77.374944Coordinates: 38°59′10.1″N 77°22′29.8″W / 38.986139°N 77.374944°W / 38.986139; -77.374944
School typePublic, high school
MottoHornet Pride
Founded1911 (109 years ago) (1911)
Relocated: 1967
(53 years ago)
School districtFairfax County Public Schools
PrincipalElizabeth Noto[1]
Teaching staff172.05 (FTE) (2016–17)[2]
Enrollment2,346 (2016–17)[2]
Student to teacher ratio13.64 (2016–17)[2]
Color(s)     Red
Athletics conferenceConcorde District
Northern Region
RivalsSouth Lakes High School Westfield High School
Feeder schoolsHerndon Middle School


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 2018-2019 school year Herndon boasted a student enrollment of 2,242 students and approximately 250 staff members.[4]


In the 2018-2019 school year, Herndon High School's student body was 32.43% White, 43.22% Hispanic, 12.62% Asian, 7.49% Black and 4.24% Other.[5]


In 2009 the school's baseball field was named Alan McCullock Field for retiring baseball coach Alan McCullock, whose father has the same honor at Falls Church High School.[6]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Herndon HS - School Profile Overview Page". FCPS - School Profiles -. Fairfax County Public Schools. Retrieved July 13, 2019 – via schoolprofiles.fcps.edu.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - Herndon High (510126000495)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Herndon High School Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "FCPS - School Profiles - Herndon HS - Membership Statistics". schoolprofiles.fcps.edu.
  5. ^ "FCPS - School Profiles - Herndon HS - Demographics". schoolprofiles.fcps.edu.
  6. ^ Williams, Preston (May 7, 2009). "Varsity Letter: Herndon High Names Baseball Field for Coach Alan McCullock". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Herndon HS (Herndon, VA) Baseball Players". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Herndon Alumni Pro Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Herndon HighÕs Class of Õ54 Celebrates 50th Reunion". The Connection Newspapers. August 3, 2004. Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via www.connectionnewspapers.com. The class star and recording artist, Ronnie Dove, also took the stage performing songs from the 1950s.
  10. ^ "Angie Goff, Traffic Anchor". WUSA9.com. WUSA (TV). October 19, 2008. Archived from the original on January 23, 2009.
  11. ^ "A Day on the Diamond with Brandon Guyer".
  12. ^ "Brandon Guyer Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Smith, Todd C. (April 8, 2012). "WATN Follow Up: Handfield's Film 'Touchback' to Open". Herndon, VA Patch. Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via patch.com.
  14. ^ "Doug Kammerer". WTOP-FM. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Doug Kammerer". WRC-TV. August 24, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2019 – via www.nbcwashington.com.
  16. ^ Koubaroulis, BJ (August 7, 2012). "Top 100: Scottie Reynolds, Herndon Basketball, 2006". The Connection Newspapers. Retrieved August 28, 2019 – via www.connectionnewspapers.com.

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