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Exploring College Options Event Tuesday, September 25

Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting Exploring College Options Tuesday, September 25th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hotel Roanoke.  This event is free of charge.  A flyer of this event is available at the link below.

College Options Event Flyer.docx

Fleming Homecoming Information

Interested in the 2018-2019 William Fleming Homecoming?  Then you will want to click on the link below to see this year's dates and times concerning homecoming events.

Fleming Homecoming Information


NCAA Requirements for College-Bound Athletes

Planning to play college sports?  Then you will need to be familiar with the eligibility requirements in order to participate.  For a list of the eligibility requirements, click on the link below.



FAFSA Night at Fleming

William Fleming, in partnership with Virginia Western Community College will be hosting a Federal Student Aid night to answer questions about filling out the FAFSA application.  Parents/Guardians and students are invited to attend.  For information about this September 27th event, click on the link below.

FAFSA Night @ Fleming

2018-2019 Non-Student Days/Early Dismissals


There are a number of days during the 2018-2019 school year that are non-student days or days in which students are dismissed early.  For a list of those days, click on the link below.

Click here for a list of non-student days/early dismissals

App to Receive Text Messages Regarding School Events

William Fleming High School is utilizing an application called Remind that sends reminders to students regarding college and other school events throughout the year.  The service allows students to get reminders via emails or text messages.  Students can utilize the service by using the information provided at the link below.

 Get Texts from the Remind App Here 


PSAT Test Coming in October!

Attention all SOPHOMORES!!! On October 10, 2018, any interested William Fleming Sophomore student can take the PSAT test.  To take the test you must sign up in the Main Guidance office.  Sign-up must be completed by no later than Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in order to be eligible to take the test.  Additionally, the cost of the test is $20 per student.  The cost must be paid in advance of the test.  Interested students will need to pay Mrs. Morgan in Main Guidance.

Schedule of 2018-2019 College Visits Posted

The 2018-2019 schedule of college visits has now been posted.  The visits are open to high school seniors and juniors.  Information on college life, admissions, and financial matters are presented by college representatives.  Schedule information will be updated throughout the school year.  The current schedule is available at the following link:

Fleming Schedule of College Visits

Fleming 2018-2019 Opening of School Letters Posted

The 2018-2019 Opening of School letters to students and parents have now been posted.  Interested individuals may access these letters by going to the School Administration link on the main menu above or by clicking on the corresponding links below:

2018-2019 Senior Letter

2018-2019 Underclassmen Letter 

Fleming Fall 2018 Football Schedule

The Fall 2018 football schedule is now available for those interested in planning on attending any or all of the games during the fall season.  The schedule may be accessed at the following link or by going to Extracurricular Activities on the main menu and then selecting Athletics.

Football Schedule for Fall 2018

Plan on coming out an supporting the Colonels this year!

New 2018-2019 Scholarship Bulletin Coming in Fall 2018

New Scholarship Bulletins for the 2018-2019 school year will be coming starting this fall and will be available at the following link:

Scholarship Bulletins

Additionally, bulletins from the prior school year are still available at the link above for reference.

Notice Regarding Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please note that student drop-off and pick-up should only take place on Ordway Drive.  To ensure student safety students are only to be dropped off and/or picked up on Ordway Drive.  Starting Monday, November 27, 2017, on one will be permitted to use Ruffner Professional Development Center or to walk across the parking lot on Ferncliff Avenue to be picked up or dropped off.  Please work with us to maintain the safety of all concerned.

Inclement Weather Bell Schedules 

As the weather turns cooler and the potential for inclement weather increases, parents/guardians and students will need to adhere to class bell schedule changes.  The two-hour early dismissal and late arrival bell schedules have now been posted to the FAQ section above and may be accessed at the following link:

Inclement Weather Bell Schedules








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The William Fleming High School family is committed to empowering students to achieve their potential in an equitable, highly literate environment.

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William Fleming High School is one of Roanoke City's two high schools.  The school is named for William Fleming, a Scot immigrant, who was a notable physician and statesman.  For a period of six years, he was attached   as surgeon to George Washington's regiment in the French and Indian Wars.  As a colonel in Dunsmore's Wars, he was wounded, and this injury ended his military career.  He continued to care for the sick and to participate actively in the affairs of the Roanoke community and of the state for the remainder of this life.  He became a member of the General Assembly, a state senator, and for a very brief period of time acted as governor of Virginia. A national historical marker on the Monterey Golf Course denotes the site of Colonel Fleming's plantation.

In September of 1933, 152 students began the school year in a newly constructed building on a 7.5-acre tract (present site of Breckinridge Middle School) in Roanoke County. nbsp; The original William Fleming High School consisted of five high school classrooms, one elementary classroom, a library, a reception room, a chemistry laboratory, two locker rooms, an auditorium, and an office. The staff was composed of a principal and four teachers who instructed the students in English, history, mathematics, and two foreign languages. During the next few years, the enrollment climbed to two hundred, and seven new teachers were added.   In the mid-thirties, a newspaper and a yearbook were established at William Fleming; the drama club presented its first play; and, seniors purchased class rings.  Four clubs were started, and athletic programs began on a trial basis with football, basketball, and baseball teams.Fleming's football team ended its first season (1934-35) with a 1-2-1 record while the basketball team finished 5-11-0.This year also saw the establishment of the school's colors as blue and gold, and the introduction of "All Hail to William Fleming" as the school's fight song.

During the following decades, growth and development included additional academic courses and extracurricular activities. Two changes deserve special mention.  In 1949, William Fleming became part of the Roanoke City School System through the annexation of part of Roanoke County by the city.  The second change occurred when Fleming was moved to its present location in 1961, and became a city school in Roanoke County.  Built on a 50-acre tract northwest of the city at a cost of $1,602,800, Fleming opened with 1,200 students and a "school within a school" concept. The campus style school encompassed 128,133 square feet and contained a central administration/library, an electives building, gymnasium, and three academic halls (Camper, Hart, and Smith).Each hall contained nine regular classrooms, two science laboratories, a greenhouse, a general education room, a teacher's workroom, and offices for an assistant principal and guidance counselor.

The physical plant has expanded since then.  Coulter Hall was added in the 1960's and the field house in1970.  In 1978, Lawson vocational Center and Dickinson Auditorium, a new central office complex, and enlarged media center, and a senior cafeteria were all added.  An auxiliary gymnasium was constructed in early 1980, and in 1986 Camper Hall was expanded to provide additional rooms and laboratory facilities for science.  In 1989, eight auxiliary classrooms were added to accommodate the arrival of ninth graders on campus as middle schools were established in the city.

The William Fleming High School of the Twenty First Century reflects these years of change, growth, and development.  The school plant encompasses all of the above buildings.  The student body has increased to 1,650 students, and the faculty is composed of a principal, 4 assistant principals, 1 school improvement officer, 1 English Administrator Coach, 1 guidance coordinator, 5 guidance counselors, approximately 112 teachers, and 36 classified personnel.  Fleming has a diverse curriculum with a wide variety of courses, including a broad spectrum of the arts, humanities, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, special education classes, and advanced placement classes in calculus, biology, English, government, and history.  Many Fleming students attend the Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology in Roanoke for half of the school day.  After school, opportunities for extracurricular activities abound.  For example, the athletic program has grown to include sports for both young men and young women in the student body.

School Offices

  • Main Office

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2781
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984
  • Guidance Office

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2892
  • Fax: 1-540-853-1316
  • Kim Harlow, School Registrar

  • Phone: 1-540-853-1881

School Administrator

Archie L. Freeman IIIPrincipal

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2781
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

Hall Offices

  • Camper Hall

  • Bradley Jenkins, Hall Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2670
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

  • Ayanna Jones, Hall Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2837
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984
  • Hart Hall

  • Reyhan Deskins, Hall Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2720
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984    
  • Smith Hall

  • Patricia Maxey, Hall Principal

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2354
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984