To develop graduates of character in an environment of excellence.
To be the standard for all facets of student achievement, producing successful, active citizens.
- We believe we are cultivating today's students into tomorrow's leaders.
- We believe we are developing character to empower students to define their successes.
- We believe we are enabling students through academics and extracurriculars to graduate.
Established in 2010, Veterans High School is located in a rural community approximately two hours south of Atlanta, and it is the newest of five high schools in the Houston County School System. VHS serves approximately 1350 students in grades 9-12 with eighty full-time certified teachers, three counselors, and one media specialist. Dr. Lionel Brown served as principal from 2010 until 2015. Mr. Chris Brown, who was previously an assistant principal, is now in his first year as principal and has a team of four assistant principals.
An important factor about Veterans is its proximity to Robins Air Force Base. As a result, a high concentration of students has military connections, bringing diverse backgrounds and experiences, along with the difficulty of parent deployments and relocations.
Having been named to American Promise Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People and voted one of the Best Communities to Raise a Family in 2012, Houston County is a community which values and supports education. As a result, many families and civic leaders cite the school system as a major factor in annual population increases.
Despite being relatively young as a school, VHS has been successful in establishing a unified culture where the student is its focus. Relationships between and among administrators, staff members, students, and parents are vital in laying the interdependent foundation where success is seeded. The school is located in a community where education is paramount. The system and the community are dedicated to making all students successful. In all aspects, VHS's motto is tangible: Excellence is the standard, not the goal.
- In 2010, the meets/exceeds percentage for all first time testers on the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) was 95%. In 2011, the meets/exceeds percentage increased to 99%, and the result was 98% in 2012
- Starting with 6 AP offerings in 2011, the average student score was 3.05 and the pass percentage was 69%, both of which were above county, state, national, and global averages. In 2011, the offerings were increased to 10 courses, and enrollment increased significantly. Again, VHS scored above county, state, national, and global averages with an average student score of 3.29 and a pass percentage of 72%. In its first eligible year, the governor named VHS as an AP STEMSchool, having tested students in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses with at least 40% earning a score of 3, 4, or 5.
- Athletically, the girls' soccer, softball, and volleyball programs have made the Elite 8 in the state twice. The varsity competition cheer squad has been the region champion for three years and the state champion in 2012 and 2013. VHS athletes have earned region titles in football, baseball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track, and wrestling. Individuals have qualified for state in cross country, golf, tennis, track, and wrestling. VHS has been the all sports region champ two times, and David Bruce has beenAthletic Director of the Year twice.
- The Air Force ROTC unit was named in the top 5% of the nation's units. Both of the ROTC instructors were name Outstanding Instructors, and we've had an AFJROTC AFA Cadet of the Year. FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and DECA have all had students who placed at either the Region, State, or National level. In 2011-2012, the Graphics department received PrintED Industry Certification.