All schools and offices are closed Tuesday, December 11, 2018. All activities, including sporting events and holiday concerts, are canceled. SPANISH: Las escuelas estaran cerradas manana (12/11) dado al clima de invierno. Todas las actividades relacionadas con las escuelas, incluyendo conciertos y eventos deportivos, están canceladas.

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CCAP Information Meeting & CCAP Text Alerts

There will be a CCAP Information meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Fralin Center for Health Professions in their multipurpose room 2018/210.  Directions and a map are available by going to  For questions you may contact Carolyn Payne at (540) 857-6371 or by email at

Parents and students, you can now sign up to receive text alerts regarding the Virginia Western Community College CCAP program.  To sign up for text alerts text CCAP2019 to 31996  Reply STOP to cancel or HELP for help.  Note that message and data rates may apply.


December Sports and Holiday Events Scheduled

Upcoming December sports and holiday events for William Fleming High School are now available.  Information about these events are available at the following links:

Sporting Events Schedule

Holiday Events Schedule

Roanoke Valley Governor's School Regional Meetings Scheduled for 2019-2020 Applicants

Informational meetings for parents and students interested in applying for the 2019-2020 academic year have been scheduled.  Information about these meetings are available at the following link:

RVGS Informational Meetings

New FAFSA App Now 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


Virginia Western CCAP Meetings Scheduled for Seniors

Seniors and their Parents/Guardian are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming information meetings at Virginia Western concerning the CCAP program.

CCAP INFORMATION MEETINGS will be in the Fralin Center for Health Professions, in Room 208/210, at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

November 13, 2018

December 6, 2018

January 17, 2019

Some other dates to note for our Seniors:

January 11, 2019, William Fleming will host the Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) Advising Day. Virginia Western's Recruiters will meet one-on-one with students interested in or planning to attend Virginia Western. The VWCC Recruiters will go over all aspects of applying to Virginia Western, CCAP, academic placement measures, and the VWCC financial aid process.

Star Council's Breakfast with Santa

William Fleming High School will be hosting the Star Council's Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults, children under 18 $5, and a family of four $20.  One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds go to the Help the Homeless Fund.  Cash or checks accepted.  Checks should be made out to Roanoke City Public Schools Help the Homeless Fund.

FAFSA "Super Saturdays" Announced

Virginia Western Community College will be holding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) "Super Saturdays" to provided students and parents/guardians assistance in filling out the FAFSA application.  Sessions are free and lunch will be provided.  Assistance opportunities are scheduled for the following dates:

October 20, 2018,
November 17, 2018,
December 8, 2018, and
January 19, 2019.

Session times for all dates are from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Webber Hall computer labs.  In addition, there is a FAFSA demonstration site on the web.  The user name is eddemo and the password is fafsatest.  The link for the demonstration website is as follows:

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.



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 

Fleming 2018-2019 Athletics Schedule

The 2018-2019 athletics schedule is now available for those interested in planning on attending any or all of the sporting events during the school year.  The schedule may be accessed at the following link or by going to Extracurricular Activities on the main menu and then selecting Athletics.

Athletics Schedule for 2018-2019

Plan on coming out an supporting the Colonels this year!

New Scholarship Bulletin Available

Scholarship Bulletins for the 2018-2019 school year are available at the following link:

Scholarship Bulletins

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, no 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

  • Coulter Hall

  • Megan Floyd, 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