We stand alone in our individuality, yet we join together in our strength to build positive, productive futures through our most valuable resource---people. Therefore, our vision is to create an atmosphere fostering growth through
pride, excellence and maximum learning.
Schools in the City
of Virginia Beach prepare a comprehensive Plan for Continuous Improvement
that is regularly reviewed and updated. The most recent revision of
Tallwood High School's plan is available as an Adobe
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Tallwood's Plan for Continuous Improvement 2012-13
Tallwood Report Card 2011-2012
Compass to 2015 - A Strategic Plan for Student Success
THS School Profile
History of the "Tallwood" Plantation
Nathaniel Nicholas House (Tallwood) currently stands at 1676 Kempsville
Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia. William Nicholas came to Kempsville
in 1642. His grandson, Nathaniel Nicholas, inherited the family plantation
south of Kempsville in 1746, on which he had already built the "Tallwood"
house in 1740. He
added 530 acres to those he had inherited, and it is said he planted
one of every tree native to Virginia on his property. The house is clapboard
with both ends of brick 14 inches thick. A center hall divides two large
rooms downstairs. The flooring and stairway are all original pine.
High School History
opened its doors in 1992
with a population of 1,748 students. Mr. Bernard Morgan, III, was the
school’s first principal. Tallwood opened as the pride of Virginia Beach,
with state of the art equipment and the best of modern conveniences
for students and teachers to enjoy. The
attractive building provides students with lots
of large windows, columns, a courtyard area, arched walkways, and a general atmosphere of openness. Faculty and students all demonstrated
their concern for each other as the "family" began to grow
into their individual and collective plans and purposes.
Our desire for everyone that steps into this building is to expect great things to
happen; create lasting traditions and build a
lasting legacy for years to come - a legacy of pride in academic and
athletic accomplishments, compassion for others, expectations of excellence,
and quality leadership teams. The Tallwood colors, Purple, Gold, and
White, and the Tallwood Alma Mater reflect school pride, strength,
unity, and loyalty. Tallwood faculty and students reflect
that unity by wearing the Tallwood colors in support of our many excellent
academic and sports events.
High School Today!
the fall of 2011, Tallwood welcomed our current principal Mrs. Cheryl Woodhouse. Currently
our student body is comprised of approximately 2000 students and 213
faculty and staff members. In 2005, Tallwood became the home of the Global Studies and World Languages Academy which prepares students to contribute to the world community through multicultural and international perspectives in languages, geography, history, politics, and economics. Tallwood students are very active and involved
in extracurricular activities.
is a wonderful place of learning and growing with a "family"
attitude. For together we stand to achieve all that we can.
of Tallwood High School Today...