Valley High School
Valley High School is a combined middle and high school, serving grades 6 through 12, located in Smithers, West Virginia. It is one of five high schools operated by Fayette Schools, serving roughly the northwest portion of the county along the Kanawha River. The school is 24 miles east of the state capitol in Charleston, West Virginia. The Valley school population is about 575 students in 6-12th grades. AP classes and a special connection to WVUTech exists in this Valley. Also, the nearness to the state capital city offers opportunties that other Fayette County Schools lack.
Valley has the “Greyhound” as their mascot, and it decorates both sporting and athletic events in their area.
The Valley Campus is on the Fayette- Kanawha County border along the Kanawha River in Smithers. This campus hosts the high-middle school and also the adjacent elementary school by the same name but under different leadership.
Montgomery is the traditional shopping and medical center for the area. Montgomery General Hospital has long met health needs to the (UKV) Upper Kanawha Valley. Smithers and Gauley Bridge are other shooping areas in the VHS zone. Students here come to us from Montgomery, Smithers, Boomer, Alloy, Charleton Hgts, Falls View, Gauley Bridge, Powellton, Deepwater, Adena Village, & Robson. These are a few of the communities in Fayette County served by VHS.
This valley has long been a strong industrial center, with a silicon alloy plant at Alloy , and coal mines have long existed on the hills surrounded the valley. The WV State Prison is on the mountain nearby. Commuters have long come to the UKV for these job opportunites.
Industry and academics are the hallmark of this valley.