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Sherando High School is a public secondary school within Frederick County, Virginia, United States, and is part of Frederick County Public Schools. The school is located east of the town of Stephens City.

Sherando High School
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Sherando High School is located in USA Virginia Frederick
Sherando High School
Sherando High School
Sherando High School is located in Shenandoah Valley
Sherando High School
Sherando High School
Sherando High School is located in Northern Virginia
Sherando High School
Sherando High School
Sherando High School is located in Virginia
Sherando High School
Sherando High School
Sherando High School is located in the United States
Sherando High School
Sherando High School
185 South Warrior Drive
Stephens City, Virginia 22655
United States
Funding typePublic
School districtFrederick County Public Schools
PrincipalJohn Nelson
Enrollment1,509 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Red, black, and white             
SloganOnce a Warrior, always a Warrior
Team nameWarriors



Sherando High School was opened in August 1993 as the second high school in Frederick County. It was built to help alleviate crowding at James Wood High School, the sole high school in the county at the time. The first principal was Dr. John W. Frossard, with assistant principals Gary V. Tisinger and Joseph J. Swack. The latter succeeded Frossard as principal. The school was named after one of the historic Iroquoian-speaking Native American tribes in the Shenandoah Valley.

The principal is John Nelson.


Sherando High School is a fully accredited high school based on its performance on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.[2]


As of September 30, 2006, using the terms from the reporting instrument, the student body was 84.8% White, 5.2% Black, 5.9% Hispanic, 1.4% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.0% unspecified, and less than 1.0% Indian/Alaskan. English is the predominantly-spoken first language of the population, followed by Spanish.

Certain sophomores and juniors are eligible for admission to Mountain Vista Governor's School.


Sherando Marching Band performing at the 2013 Newtown Heritage Festival

The school mascot is a warrior. The sports teams currently play in the AA Northwestern District and Region II.

The school has had numerous athletes and teams reach the state level. In the 2005 fall season, the highest finishing team was volleyball as the state runners-up. Boys' cross country and football were close behind, as both teams finished third in the state. In the winter, several indoor track athletes, swimmers, and wrestlers made it to the state level, but no teams won a title. In the spring, two outdoor track members became the school's state champions: Ryan Witt in the 1600m run and Latasha Watson in the 400m dash. In the 2006 fall season, the highest finishing sport at the state level was the cross country team.

In 2006, the football team finished 10-0 for only the second time in school history. A week after the season ended, Sherando lost to the Harrisonburg Blue Streaks 27-23 in the first round of regionals. The first perfect season was in 1997-98, under the leadership of Head Coach Walter Barr, wide receiver Bo Arthur, and a talented trio of running backs.

In 2007, the Sherando High School varsity football finished as the state runner-up. They went 10-0 during the regular season en route to the state final in Lynchburg. Sherando ended up losing to Amherst County 56-10.

In 2013, the Sherando varsity baseball team won states. Varsity cheerleading as well as the football and baseball teams finished runner-up in states for the 2014 school year.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Sherando High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Virginia AYP Status for 2006–2007". Virginia Department of Education. 2006–2007. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 15 March 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Kelley Washington". National Football League. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  4. ^ Rubens, Alex (2 October 2014). "OpTic Clayster: The Importance of Going Big". Red Bull. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
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