The Case for Athletic Facilities at Central High School
5000 Warrior Drive
Norton, Virginia 24273
For many decades, there were six high schools in Wise County, Virginia. In 2011-2012 the six schools were
consolidated into three high schools. J. J. Kelly and Pound High Schools came together to form the new Central
High School.
The Wise County School District allocated $25,000,000 for the construction of the new school which is located
at 5000 Warrior Drive, Norton, Virginia 24273. Central High School did not have sufficient monies allocated for
their athletic facilities. The new high school will open in January 2014 and will not include all athletic facilities.
A committee was formed to address the need for the unfunded part of the athletic facilities. To raise the
necessary funds to secure the building of the following facilities (listed in suggested priority order as
determined by the school administration and the committee):
1. Fieldhouse (concession stand, locker rooms, and weight training room for all sports). Cost: $762,000
2. Home bleachers, press box, and lights for the football field. Cost: $999,720
3. An eight lane track around the football field. Cost: $300,000
4. Softball field. Cost: $450,000
5. Tennis Courts. Cost: $360,000
6. Baseball field. (Update existing field) Cost: $402,000
Total estimated cost for the entire project is $3,273,720
The committee is very grateful for the allocated $25,000,000 to build the new school building that includes all
instructional areas (including the gym which is considered a classroom for Physical Education classes). The
committee is also aware of the relationship of academics and athletics and the role of the student-athlete. For
many students being able to participate in athletics is the single most motivating factor that keeps them in
Naming privileges are available for the individual or company that donates all or a majority of the funds needed
for the facilities. It is the committee's vision that football will be played at the new school in the fall of 2014.
For 2013 football is being played at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.
Support the Central High School Warriors! Please donate to the CHS Athletics Facilities Fund. Thanks in
advance for your monetary support to our students’ future. Checks may be written to Central High School
(memo: CHS Athletics Facilities). All monies may be sent to CHS at the address below or dropped off at the CHS
Checks/Memo Athletic Facilities For More Information Call (276-328-8015)
Central High School Charles Collins CHS Principal
5000 Warrior Drive David Stanley CHS Assist. Principal & Athletic Director
Norton, Virginia 24273 Sena Treadway CHS Bookkeeper