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Missed Virginia Western Advising Day?

If you are a student who missed your Advising Day or do not want to wait until our January visit, you are welcome to visit the Advising Center in Chapman Hall at Virginia Western.  The Advising Center will see students on a drop-in basis until February 1st. These visits are for all prospective students, regardless of their eligibility or desire to apply for CCAP. No appointment is needed.   Chapman is open from 8am to 5pm each day. Maps and directions can be found at the following URL:

Virginia Western closes at 5pm on December 20th. The campus will re-open to the public on January 6th.


Governor's School Application Meetings

The Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology (RVGS) will hold informational meetings for students and their parents/guardians to apply for the 2020-2021 school year.  RVGS is a regional academic-year program focusing on science and mathematics for students in grades 9-12.  Information regarding the dates, times, and locations of these meetings is provided at the following link:

RVGS Flyer 20-21.doc


Important GEAR UP Scholarship Opportunity

Parents, there is an opportunity for your student to be eligible for a scholarship sponsored by Gear Up. Please take time to review the information that has been sent home with report cards.  There was a robo call placed and sent home Monday, October 28, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact the student's counselor and ask about additional information for the Gear Up Scholarship. 


Important Notice to Students & Parents

Student safety is our number one priority.  Student drop off and pick up is on the backside of William Fleming High School on Ordway Drive.  It is very important that you drop your child off or pick your child up on that side so we are not interacting with the school buses.  We need your support to ensure this happens and help us keep all students safe.



Upcoming Events

MLKJ Holiday

January 20, 2020 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Schools are closed.  This will be a non-student/non-teacher holiday.

Division-Wide Professional Development Day

February 14, 2020 is a division-wide professional development day.  This will be a non-student day.

William Fleming Parent/Teacher Conference Day

February 17, 2020 is a Parent/Teacher Conference Day.  This will be a non-student day.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to meet with their student's teachers.  The visiting hours are from 12:00-6:00 p.m.


2019-2020 Tutoring Schedule Announced

The William Fleming subject area after-school tutoring schedule has been released.  Times and days during the week tutoring is offered by teachers in their subject areas are available by clicking on the following links:

English Tutoring Schedule
Mathematics Tutoring Schedule
Science Tutoring Schedule

Social Studies Tutoring Schedule

Changes in 2019-2020 Hall Assignments

During the 2019-2020 school year, Hart Hall will now support students with last names starting Do-K and Smith Hall will support students with last names starting L-Ri.  Seniors with the last names starting with K will continue to be housed in Smith Hall.  This is a change from prior years.



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.



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 


New Scholarship Bulletin Available

Scholarship Bulletins for the 2019-2020 school year are available at the following link:

Scholarship Bulletins








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About Us

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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

  • 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