Crittenden Middle School

6158 Jefferson Avenue     Newport News, VA 23605     Phone: (757) 591-4900     Fax: (757) 838-8261

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Mrs. Crittenden's honor as a Virginia Woman in History for 2016. The ceremony was carried out March 31, 2016 and she has officially been added to the Dictionary of Virginia Biographies. View the 2016 poster here.

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FloraDCrittenden At a January 1994 meeting, at the recommendation of many citizens, the Board renamed the grand old building located at 6158 Jefferson Avenue, the Flora D. Crittenden Middle School. Mrs. Crittenden is a retired teacher and guidance counselor who worked in school, for 32 years. She is well known for her service on City Council and as a delegate in General Assembly. She states that,  I loved teaching because education was, and is, the key to helping children become successful.  Some of the most prominent citizens of Newport News owe their success to this fine lady.
The main section of the school building was built in 1949 as a high school and named in honor of noted scientist George Washington Carver. By 1965, three additional sections had been constructed. The school became Carver Intermediate School in 1971. In 1980 it was renamed in honor of former Principal Homer L. Hines. The school was closed in the spring of 1990 for $7.3 million renovation and another school with the Hines namesake was built in a nearby section of the city GWC
CMSlogo Crittenden Middle School opened its doors in the spring of 1995 as the temporary site for the student body and staff of Newsome Park Middle School. The school was known  Newsome Park Middle School at Crittenden."
In the fall of 1995, Crittenden Middle School became the site of an exciting new magnet program with a science, math and technology theme in addition to a comprehensive program for general studies. The school s student body capacity is 1200 with approximately 100 teachers and support staff. The school colors are purple and silver with a Cougar as the school s mascot. Benjamin A. Hogan, who has been with Newport News Public Schools for 29 years, became the original principal of Crittenden Middle School. The building was officially dedicated on Sunday, September 24th, 1995. Mrs. Crittenden and other community citizens looked on proudly as the school that has housed so much history and promise for the City of Newport News, continue its legacy for new generations of school children. magnet

 

 

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