John S. Battle High School

M. Alvarado



      Mission Statement:

      John S. Battle High School, in partnership with our community, is committed to empowering each student with the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning and to meet the challenges of a diverse and technological society.


      Vision Statement:

      John S. Battle High School will equip all students to become successful members of society through rigorous education, high expectations, and evaluation. John S. Battle High School is committed to focusing on individual academic success and to creating a community of respect and responsibility.






Announcements and Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

October 20

  • JV Football vs. Gate City @ Home - 7:15


October 21

*Scholastic Bowl @ Gate City

*JV Volleyball vs. Gate City - Away - 6:00

*Volleyball vs. Gate City- Away - 7:00


October 22

*Flu vaccinations administered

*Cross Country District Tournament @ Sugar Hollow - 4:00


October 23

*2-hour early dismissal

*Parent-teacher conferences

*JV Volleyball vs. Union- Away - 6:00

*Volleyball vs. Union - Away - 7:00


October 24

*Football vs. Gate City - Away - 7:30



Greendale Elementary fall festival will be held on October 24. Anyone interested in volunteering for Washington County Community Scholar hours, please see Mr. Baker in guidance.



Student News


The John S. Battle FFA Floriculture Team members were recognized as the State Four young ladies stand on a stageWinning Team at Va. Tech. during the 88th Convention in June 2014. Team members included A. Jones, R. Sharrett, K. Ratcliff, and G. Morrison. A. Jones was 2nd overall. The team will represent Virginia in the National Floriculture contest in Louisville Kentucky the week of Oct.29 –Nov.1 during the National FFA Convention. Congratulations to these four individuals of John S. Battle for their accomplishments.





Mr. Trevor McMurray is an IRS Agent who specializes in cases dealing with tax fraud or tax evasion. Mr. McMurray took time out of his busy schedule to speak to the kids at JSB on Wednesday, September 18th. Trevor McMurrayHe spoke to students within the business department classes and enlightened them on what his job consisted of, along with giving them insight on how to be secure and watch out for scams. He also discussed certain penalties associated with these crimes as well as how the individuals who committed the crimes could be caught. As you can see from the pictures, he also demonstrated how to put on the protective gear he is required to wear.