About Us


The mission of Abingdon High School is to prepare students to be productive, responsible citizens of the global community.

   We believe:

  • Each student is a valued individual.
  • All students can learn.
  • Students learn best in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
  • Everyone associated with Abingdon High School should be accountable.
  • Student attendance is crucial for learning.
  • Students' health and well-being affect learning.
  • Students deserve a safe and supportive environment.
  • Learning is a cooperative endeavor between the school and community.
  • Extracurricular activities enhance learning.


Abingdon High School's vision is to be a community in which all students are receptive to learning, all teachers are committed to the success of every student, and all parents are supportive of the educational process.

Established in 1959, Abingdon High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Department of Education. Its predecessor is William King High School. The school colors are navy blue and white. The school mascot is the Falcon. The school's motto is "Sapere Aude" or "Dare to think."

  • Abingdon High School is a Group AAA school and a member of the Southwest District, Conference 32, Region 3A West of the Virginia High School League. State Champions in the former Group AA include girls' volleyball in 1983, girls' cross country in 1988, girls' track and field in 1994, and golf in 2000. State runner-up champions include volleyball, girls' tennis, girls' cross country, and baseball. In addition to many all-state athletes, Abingdon High School has had four winners of the prestigious Gene "Pappy" Thompson Award given by the Bristol Herald Courier since its inception in 1982. 


  • Sportsmanship - Good sportsmanship is the primary purpose and goal of the Abingdon High School inter-scholastic athletic program. We feel very strongly about good sportsmanship at all times and strive to uphold school pride, ethics, and integrity in all events. Good sportsmanship is a team effort, and that team is comprised of administrators, coaches, players, cheerleaders, students, parents, and all spectators. Our motto is "YOU make the difference; win with class -- compete with pride."