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Recent News
Upcoming Events

Reopening of Schools: The Third Nine Weeks
Attention Students & Parents – Information regarding the reopening of schools for the third nine weeks has now been posted under the Colonels Cove.  Letters are in English and En español.

Senior Parent Night Scheduled

Attention Senior Parents – There will be a parent night on Thursday January 21st at 6pm though Microsoft Teams.  The school counseling department plans to discuss graduation information, deadlines, and scholarships.  Please visit the Colonel Cove for the link to register for this event. 

National Honor Society Applications Available

All juniors and seniors with a 3.0 or higher can now apply for the National Honor Society (NHS) through Canvas.  Applications are due Jan. 29th. 

Upcoming Dates to Note

January 22 - End of the 2nd grading period.
February 15 - Parent Teacher Conference Day and No School for Students.  Be sure to watch for information to schedule time with teachers.

Virtual Elective Fair Resource Available for Students

A Virtual Elective Fair website has been made available as a resource to help students identify areas of potential interest for their course registration that starts on February 1st.  A link to the Virtual Elective Fair website is provided below.

Virtual Elective Fair Website

2021-2022 Governor's School Application Information

The 2021-2022 Roanoke Valley Governor's School application and information meeting dates are now available at the following link:

Regional Application Information Meeting Dates

New Scholarship Bulletin Available

Scholarship Bulletins for the school year are available at the following link:

Scholarship Bulletins

PSAT Testing Announced

Attention Sophomores/Juniors.  The PSAT test will be offered on January 26, 2021.  Space is limited to 40 test takers.  Sign up by emailing Mrs. Morgan
Cost is $20 

CCAP Wednesdays to Start in November, 2020

William Fleming will begin holding CCAP Wednesdays starting in November.  The purpose of this program is to assist students who wish to apply for the Community College Access Program (CCAP).  Information about this program is provided in the School Counseling section of the "Teacher Pages" and is accessible at the link below.

CCAP Wednesdays


Senior Checklist 2020-2021

The updated senior checklist is now available on the School Counseling pages at the following link:

Senior Checklist


2020-2021 CCAP Enrollment Video Now Available

The 2020-2021 Virginia Western Community College Access Program (CCAP) now has an enrollment video available for viewing.  A link to this information is provided below:

 CCAP Enrollment Video

2020-2021 PSAT/ACT/SAT Testing Dates

The 2020-2021 PSAT, ACT, and SAT testing dates are now available at the following link:

PSAT/ACT/SAT Testing Dates

Program of Studies 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 Program of Studies for both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High Schools are available as a downloadable Microsoft Word file at the following link:

Program of Studies

It is also accessible under the "Students" link in the menu bar at the top of this page.


Notice: Students Should Join the Remind App for 2020-2021

Students please join the remind app for your class.  This will allow us to send you information during the school year.

Go to your text box on your phone and at top where the phone number goes, Put 81010. And where you type your text message put the info for you class to join as follows:

FRESHMAN TEXT THIS          @f2eb4ck


JUNIORS   TEXT THIS              @fk6beh

SENIORS   TEXT THIS               @628adc  or @d4dbfc

Students Needing Calculators

There have been quite a few students asking to borrow the IT-84 (yellow) calculators to complete their school work.  Please note that Texas Instruments is offering a free six-month subscription to computer software as well as a free app for Apple products.  Here is the link:

This can be used for students that need a calculator.  This information is also available under "Recent News" and the article labeled "Online" above.


Allgood Virtually

During this time of school closure, Mr. Jeffrey Allgood, College Adviser, will be available through virtual instruction.  Parents and students may follow Mr. Allgood's work on Facebook and Instagram.  

Facebook:  The Colonel Connect
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Instagram: Thecolonelconnect
Hours:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

FAFSA App Available

Want an easier/more convenient way to complete the FAFSA? Try the myStudentAid app - available for iOS and Android devices.  Information about this app is available at the following link:

FAFSA App 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.










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About Us

Our Mission

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

School Quality Profile




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
  • Lauran Morgan, Guidance Office

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

  • Phone: 1-540-853-1881
  • Email: (Preferred Method)

School Administrator

  • Reyhan Deskins, Acting Principal
  •  Phone: 1-540-853-2781
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

Hall Offices

Camper Hall

  • Chris McClellan, Assistant Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2670
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

  • Coulter Hall

  • Megan Floyd, Assistant Principal

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2837

  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

  • Hart Hall

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

  • Patricia Maxey, Assistant Principal

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