Matthew Fontaine Maury High School

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Maury High School 1961

Matthew Fontaine Maury High School also known as Maury High School, one of five city comprehensive high schools, is a high school located in the Ghent area of Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Ghent, the community immediately surrounding Maury High School, has experienced a period of renewal which includes upscale single-family and town home construction along with a steady increase of small businesses.

Matthew Fontaine Maury High School
322 Shirley Avenue


United States
School typePublic, high school
School districtNorfolk Public Schools
SuperintendentSharon I. Byrdsong (Interim)
PrincipalKaren Berg
Staff117.38 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,673 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.25[1]
Color(s)Burnt orange and navy blue
Athletics conferenceVirginia High School League
AAA Eastern Region
Eastern District
RivalGranby High School

Maury's school mascot is the Commodore. The high school is named for Matthew Fontaine Maury. It is home of the Medical and Health Specialty Program. In 2007, Newsweek placed Maury High School in the top 1300 of America's Top Public High Schools. Maury High School and rival Granby High School were the only schools from the Norfolk Public School system to place.


Maury High School opened its doors in 1911 and was completely renovated in 1986. This modernization maintained the architectural integrity of the original neo-classical structure while converting Maury into an educational facility complete with media center and cafeteria atria where unused courtyards once stood.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Maury High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  2. ^ Liguid, Tracy (July 17, 2012). "Oh Kishi: Budding Local Legend Returns to Norfolk". AltDaily. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Boykin, Nick (9 October 2017). "Maury High School to retire jersey of Kam Chancellor". WTKR. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ Vowell, Roberta T. (March 13, 2004). "Ed Schultz -- A progressive voice from Norfolk to America's Heartland". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on February 20, 2006.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2012-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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Coordinates: 36°51′55.6″N 76°17′25.4″W / 36.865444°N 76.290389°W / 36.865444; -76.290389