SURRY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Superintendent: Dr. Serbrenia J. Sims
Assistant to the Superintendent: Giron R. Wooden, Jr.
Principal: Courtney J. Ward
Assistant Principal: James E. Pope
Mailing Address: 1675 Hollybush Road Dendron, VA 23839
School and Community Profile
Surry County High School is located in Dendron, Virginia and serves grades 9-12. The high school opened its doors in 1975 and was dedicated in 1977. The county is composed of five electoral districts: Dendron, Surry, Claremont, Bacon’s Castle and Carsley. One of Virginia’s original counties, Surry County was formed in 1652, and is known for its vast farmland, pork products and lumber.
The total enrollment at Surry County High School for the 2021-2022 school year is 224 with a staff of approximately 40. Enrollment for the Senior Class of 2022 is 52 students.
Core courses are aligned to meet the requirements and standards of the Virginia Department of Education. Advanced Placement courses through Virtual Virginia, as well as Dual Enrollment courses through John Tyler Community College are offered to grades 11-12 and are weighted. Electives are offered in Business, Music, Art, Engineering, Family and Consumer Science, Computer Science and Technology and JROTC.
Students currently in grades 9-11 who are on a standard diploma path are required to earn a minimum of 24 course credits and 5 SOL verified credits. Current 12th graders must earn a minimum of 24 credits and 6 SOL verified credits.
Students currently in grades 9-11 on an advanced diploma path are required to earn a minimum of 28 course credits and 5 SOL verified credits. Current 12th graders must earn a minimum of 28 course credits and 9 SOL verified credits.
Post High School Placement for the Class of 2020
- Four Year College: 44%
- Two Year College: 23%
- Military: 3.5%
- Employment: 21%