3751 John Tyler Highway • Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 259-3600

About Jamestown

Jamestown High School is located between the renowned historical areas, colonial Williamsburg, and Jamestown.  This premier school opened in the fall of 1997, and continues a legacy of excellence and eagle pride.  Each school year brings much excitement as our staff and students embrace a passion for lifelong learning and exhibit amazing school spirit in the community through activities, fine arts, and athletics.

With the eagle as mascot, Jamestown High School has focused its theme on “the sky” as its limit.  We are committed to providing access to rigorous curriculum and opportunities for every student to be successful.  It offers a comprehensive curriculum for over 1200 students of diverse populations.  The school uses an A/B alternating day block schedule with yearlong classes. Students can earn 8 credits per year.

Students graduating from Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Virginia will show its mark of distinction whether their career goals have been largely academic with college plans in the future, or technical with aspirations for business, a trade, or specific work skills following graduation.  Our students flourish in activities, community work, activities, and athletics, with many opportunities to participate.


Jamestown High School, in partnership with its parents, students, and community, is committed to providing an optimal learning environment in which all students are given the opportunity to become confident, responsible, and successful lifelong learners.


Jamestown High School will be recognized across Virginia as a leading comprehensive high school learning community that provides quality educational programs and opportunities to meet the diverse needs of every student. The Jamestown High School education experience will prepare students for responsible and productive citizenship in our local community and society at large.

Core Beliefs

Like our colleagues across the school division, we at Jamestown believe that:

  • We have the collective expertise, knowledge, desire, and commitment to ensure that every student is successful.
  • The students’ well being must be the primary focus of our decision-making.
  • All students can learn and we are responsible for ensuring that they do.
  • Meaningful collaboration among schools, community, and families is necessary to help students achieve their maximum potential.
  • A mutual respect for the diversity of the students, community, and staff promotes awareness, cooperation, and educational success.
  • A safe, challenging and inclusive environment is essential to teaching and learning.
  • Excellence in education is crucial to the future success of our students and our community.
  • A wholesome discontent with the status quo is healthy for the continuous improvement of our schools