Our Vision

Every Student College or Career Ready

We are committed to preparing EVERY ONE of our students to be College or Career Ready!

 Powhatan High School artist drawing 

Overview

Powhatan High School, home of the Indians, currently serves approximately 1,465 students in ninth through twelfth grade with 138 faculty and staff members. As Powhatan County’s only public high school, the current facility, located in the eastern end of the county, was opened in 2003. PHS is a comprehensive high school offering students the opportunity to develop both college and career readiness skills in its academic program offerings and the opportunity to excel in academics as well as extra-curricular activities. Student enrollment in Advanced Placement, J. Sargeant Reynolds and Shenandoah University dual-enrollment courses as well as Career and Technical Education classes has continued to increase, offering students the opportunity to earn college credit and industry licensure and certification while still in high school. Our JROTC program has been repeatedly awarded the coveted Honor Unit With Distinction Gold Star Award, the highest recognition given by the US Army to high school programs. Powhatan High School Approximately 70% of our student body qualifies as CTE completers, and over 70% cite plans to continue on to a four-year college after high school, with more than half of our students earning advanced studies diplomas.

The band, choir, and drama are regularly recognized and honored at local, regional and state competitions. The Fine Arts program excels both in and out of the classroom in visual and performing arts. PHS has been recognized for multiple superior ratings and festival championships, drama productions and participation in local art shows. More than half of our students participate in at least one of more than forty clubs which are exceptionally active in planning, organizing and implementing various student and community activities throughout the year. Most notable are the philanthropic endeavors to include contributions to local food pantries, The Christmas Mother, Relay for Life, Stop Hunger Now and Invisible Children. Powhatan Indians sports teams have enjoyed a high level of participation and success, winning 103 district, 13 regional and 3 state championships, with 1 state runner-up just since relocating to the current facility in 2003.

Directions to Powhatan High School

804.598.5710

  • From Richmond: Take Midlothian Turnpike (Rt 60) west into Powhatan County. Take right at the third stoplight in Powhatan (Judes Ferry Rd), school is 1/8 mile on your right.
  • From Fredericksburg / Northern VA: Take I-95 South to 295 toward Charlottesville (West). Drive for about 15-20 minutes. Turn on the Exit toward Charlottesville (Interstate 64 West). Take Exit onto Route 288 South. Drive for about 20-25 minutes. Take Route 60 Exit (West) toward Powhatan County. Take right at the third stoplight in Powhatan (Judes Ferry Rd). You will see the Bank of Powhatan on the right. School is 1/8 mile on your right.
  • From Williamsburg / Norfolk / Virginia Beach: Take I-64 West to 195 (Powhite Parkway). Take Powhite (toll road, costs $0.75) to Midlothian Turnpike (Rt 60) west. Take Midlothian Turnpike west into Powhatan County. Take right at the third stoplight in Powhatan (Judes Ferry Rd), school is 1/8 mile on your right. OR - Take I- 64 West. 295 towards Charlottesville (No tolls, less traffic) then pick up 288 south. Drive for about 20-25 minutes. Take Route 60 Exit (West) toward Powhatan County. Take right at the third stoplight in Powhatan (Judes Ferry Rd). You will see the Bank of Powhatan on the right. School is 1/8 mile on your right.
  • From Petersburg / Emporia: Take I-95 North to Rt 288 North. Continue on Rt288 and take the Powhatan exit west on Rt 60. Take Midlothian Turnpike(60) west into Powhatan County. Take right at the third stoplight in Powhatan (Judes Ferry Rd), school is 1/8 mile on your right.
  • From Charlottesville: Take I-64 East to Rt 288. Take Exit onto Route 288 South. Drive for about 20-25 minutes. Take Route 60 Exit (West) toward Powhatan County. Take right at the third stoplight in Powhatan (Judes Ferry Rd). You will see the Bank of Powhatan on the right. School is 1/8 mile on your right.
    From Lynchburg / Roanoke: Take Rt 460 East to Farmville exit. Take Rt. 45 North through Town of Farmville to Rt 60 east. Turn right onto Rt 60 East, follow into Powhatan County. Take left at fifth stoplight (Judes Ferry Rd), school is 1/8 mile on your right.

Google Maps for Powhatan High School linked here