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Photo by Molly Miller, Grade 10


Meet the Interim Principal


Mr. Kenny Leatherwood began his service in our schools as a CHS teacher and basketball coach in 1981. He later assumed administrative responsibilities in the school, including six years as CHS principal. Later in his career, he worked in the division’s central offices in human resources and as coordinator of our alternative learning programs. Even after retiring in 2012, he has continued to serve as interim principal in a number of our schools. Since his first days in our schools, Mr. Leatherwood has been a respected educator and leader.


Kenneth Leatherwood


Charlottesville City Schools is an interconnected, equity-focused school community committed to providing the skills and knowledge needed for lifelong learning, engaged citizenship, and personal fulfillment


Recent Updates

June 2024 News & Highlights: Last Week o . . .

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 A Word From Dr. Gurley  Dear Cville Schools community – I want to say happy "This should be principals week." During this last week of school, we can't say thank you enou . . .

Posted Date: 06/05/2024

Schedule for Next Week, Including Delaye . . .

Good morning, I am writing to make sure you are aware of our schedule for the last week of school, especially since CHS will now have a delayed start of school on Wednesday to allow staff to assis . . .

Posted Date: 05/31/2024

'Unfinished Jigsaw' Anthology Celebrates . . .

See the world through the eyes of Charlottesville City Schools students! Poems, stories, essays, and artworks by students in pre-K through 12th grade are featured in our division's annual Unfinis . . .

Posted Date: 05/29/2024

Board to Vote on Possibility of Adding Y . . .

At the Saturday, May 18, School Board work session, the Board reviewed information about the possibility of adding to our current safety model several “youth resource officers” from the Charlot . . .

Posted Date: 05/22/2024

Graduation Information and Senior Dates

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL  Graduation We are excited to announce that the Graduation ceremony for our seniors will take place on June 6 at 7:00 pm at the Ting Pavilion (gates open at 6:15 pm). . . .

Posted Date: 05/13/2024