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Nansemond River High School


Nansemond River High School

Nansemond River High School
3301 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, Virginia, 23434
United States
School type Public high school
Motto Building for the Future
Founded 1990
School district Suffolk Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Deran R. Whitney
Principal Mr. Thomas McLemore
Assistant principals Ms. Janice Bibbo
Mr. Michael Milteer
Mr. James Carnegie
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,230 (2007)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)                Red, Black and White
Athletics conference Southeastern District
Eastern Region
Mascot Warrior
Rival King's Fork High School
Lakeland High School
Feeder schools Northern Shores Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Nansemond Parkway Elementary
Florence Bowser
Driver Elementary
John Yeates Middle School

Nansemond River High School is a public secondary school in Suffolk, Virginia. It opened in September 1990 and originally consisted of students from three of the four former high schools of Suffolk, VA, John F. Kennedy High School, John Yeates High School, and Suffolk High School. Nansemond River opened its doors to approximately 1700 students. The student population swelled to nearly 2000 students in the year of 2003, and in 2004, a new high school, King's Fork, was formed. As a result of the population dropping in the 2004-2005 school year to about 1100 students. However, the following year, the school opened its doors to about 1200 students once again. The current principal of this school is Mr. Thomas Mclemore, and the assistant principals, or administrators, are Mrs. Janice Bibbo, Mr. James Carnegie, and Mr. Michael Milteer.

Because of rezoning in 2004, the school district is composed of the rapidly suburbanizing Northeastern corner of the city. Comprising the neighborhoods of Harbour View, Creekside, and the Yeates area, and other well-established communities such as Pughsville, Huntersville, and Bellville.


Administrative staff:

  • Thomas W. McLemore, Jr., B.S. Elon College, M.Ed., principal
  • Janice Bibbo, B.S., M.Ed. Old Dominion University, assistant principal
  • James Carnegie, B.S., M.Ed., assistant principal
  • Michael Milteer, B.S., M.Ed., assistant principal


  • Deborah Williams-director (T-Z)
  • David Mitnick (A-E)
  • Trinita Porter (F-Man)
  • Paula Payton(Map-S)
  • Testing coordinator: Darlene Lascano

General school information

  • Grades 9-12
  • Enrollment 2011-2012 1446
  • Senior class ('11) – 321 (September, 2010)
  • Approximate percentage of students continuing education in two or four year colleges or universities: 66% (Class of 2005)
  • ODD /EVEN scheduling
  • Seniors complete senior portfolio in connection with English 12—AP students are exempt from this requirement
  • 85 teachers; 30% hold masters degrees; 4% hold doctorates, average years of experience: 20
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17:1

Grading Scale

2011-2012 Grading Scale

A 100-93 A- 92-90 B+ 89-87 B 86-83 B- 82-80 C+ 79-77 C 76-73 C- 72-70 D+ 69-67 D 66-63 D- 62-60 F Below 60

Athletics and extraccuricular activities


Extracurricular activities

Nansemond River High School has a wide variety of student activities, including the Nansemond River High School Jazz Band, The Warrior Choir, The International Thespian Society (award winning drama club), and an award-winning JROTC Squad. There are also many clubs, such as National Beta Club (which currently NRHS has the state president), Technology Student Association (which currently NRHS has the state president and vice president), FBLA, V.O.I.C.E. Club, Key Club, and Anime Club, to name a few.

External links

  • Official website
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