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201 Academic Lane
Heathsville, VA 22473

(804) 580-5192
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September 23, 2014
My son is in his second year at NHS and absolutely loves it. I've been very impressed with the staff and how the school, and school system, is operated. Very friendly and professional. As a native who attended school in a neighboring county, I have seen the Northumberland system leapfrog it's neighbors in terms of facilities and quality of education. There seems to be good morale and good behavior within the student body. The new school(s) (2009-ish?) and the total transformation bring to mind the Oldsmobile tag line, "this isn't your father's Northumberland high school."

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March 23, 2010
I am a former student of nhs, i only attended for a few months. Northumberland high is by far the best school i have ever been to, and that was before the new school was built.And, what a great baseball team!

- submitted by a student
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August 31, 2007
I happen to like it here. The people are friendly and there is a brand new building on the way. The eveolution of this school and school system is definitely on the rise.

- submitted by a teacher

November 18, 2005
Northumberland High School is a drab. The building is old, and simply making small corrections here and there to the building isnt going to do anything for the school. We have leaks in the roof every year, we have heat that doesnt like to work, and A/C thatsbarely functionable. We have barely no technology in our school. Compare to places like Alexandria wher they have Mac's for their PC's where we have Dells and an unreliable resource for study material for our library. Students who dont have access to the internet at home and pretty much in the dark if they have a report to do because Our books dont cover a whole lot for research.

- submitted by a student

May 14, 2005
Northumberland high school is a , small, cheap facility that offers the unhealthiest foods, small classrooms, aging facilities and rare space. The system is quite good, but the school itself is horrid.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2004
Northumberland High is a great school. Mr. Shewmaker is a great pricple and Mr. Jordon is a outstanding man to be around. Northumberland has so many ways to keep the kids of Northumberland in school and to keep them there. When I was doing bad, my grades was slipping, my attitude was not good and my over all performance was bad, but Mr. Shewmaker, Mr.Jordan and the school board came up with the 'Pass Program'. This program is to help the students that need help but don't now how to get it. With me being in the 'pass' I was able to make it out of the 9th grade. Northumberland may not be the best school but it is a great place to raise your child, and I would not have it any other way. Northumberland has a funny Principle (Shewmaker), all around great guy(Jordan) and there best cop (Payton). Thanks for reading Class of 2007

- submitted by a student
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Northumberland High School
201 Academic Lane, Heathsville, VA  22473
(804) 580-5192
Last modified Northumberland High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northumberland High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top