John S. Battle High School




-Bell Schedule

-JSB Mission Statement

-WCPS Mission Statement

-Washington County Schools



Trojan Teammate




Maggie M.


Nominations include:
Hannah A., Salena J., Lexie M., Maggie M., Baleigh O.




Nathan B.


Nominations include:
Danilo B., Nathan B.,
Thomas G., David N., Lane S.




Mr. Statzer


Nominations include:
Ms. Blevins, Ms. Buchanan, Mr. Statzer, Coach Sholes,
Ms. Wilber, Ms. Wyatt


2016 Teacher of the Year

    Ms. Fairbanks


    JSB Teacher of the Year

    WCPS Teacher of the Year


Announcements and Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events and Announcements

August 8

--10th -12th Grade Open House 1:00-4:00

--9th Grade Orientation 5:00-7:00


August 10

--First Day of School









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.

Student News

Student Athletic Signing

Four John S. Battle seniors signed an intent to continue their athletic careers with the following colleges:

T.J. M-King University (Track)

Caitlynn D.-UVA at Wise (Volleyball)

Daphne H.-Mount Olive (Track)

Sasha H.-King University (Soccer)

History of the music of the Appalachian region

Recently, local musicians, Adam Graybeal, Jim Graybeal, and CanJoe John, presented a history of the music of the Appalachian region to John S. Battle GATE and Dual Enrollment English 12 students.  Students enjoyed a wide variety of tunes showcasing the area's musical roots in the Scots-Irish immigration, the evolution of local music during the Civil War, and the continued influence of Appalachian music in both the rock and country music of today.  The artists also interspersed musical performances with brief history lessons and invited students up on stage to try out some traditional instruments with the band (pictured from left: Daphne H., Sasha H., Jim Graybeal, and CanJoe John).  John S. Battle Senior Maggie M. even harmonized with guitarist Adam Graybeal as students learned about the history of coal mining through the Darrell Scott tune "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive."

Queen of Hearts

Maggie C., a sophomore, placed 3rd place in the Queen of Hearts campaign. She raised over $6,000 for the American Heart Association.

Haley R. Crowned Miss JSB 2016

On March 12, Haley R. was crowned Miss JSB. Haley is a sophomore. Her hobbies include cheerleading, horseback riding, running track and volleyball. Her awards include National Junior Honor Society, Washington County Community Scholar and Honor Roll. Her future plans are to attend King University and become a nurse.

JSB wins $10,000 from Erie Insurance

Erie Insurance recently sponsored the Join the Shift contest for high schools across the United States.  Join the Shift is a contest with a purpose to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving among young drivers. Students watched, shared and created content on the Join the Shift website and earned points to promote smarter, safer drivers.  John S. Battle had over a 94% student participation rate and with the help and dedication of the students, won a $10,000 grant.  We would like to thank Mike Felty, Erie Insurance Agent, that got John S. Battle involved in the contest.