Colonial Forge High School
is a public high school in Stafford, Virginia serving students in grades nine through twelve in
the central portion of Stafford County, Virginia.
Colonial Forge is among the top 1,000 schools in the nation, ranked
972 in the 2007 edition of the Newsweek
list of the 1200
best high schools in America.
Location and demographics
Colonial Forge is located on Courthouse Road, State Route 630,
slightly over two miles from Interstate 95
and U.S. Route 1
Colonial Forge's student population is now 69% White, 21% Black, 5%
Hispanic, 5% Italian and 4% Asian/Pacific Islander.
Colonial Forge was completed in 1999 as the fourth high school to
open in Stafford County. The school's colors are navy blue, forest
green, and silver and the mascot is Apollo the Eagle. Dr. Lisa
Martin has served as the principal of Colonial Forge High School
since its completion.
Academics and extracurricular activities
With a student population of over 1600, over 200 Colonial Forge
students are enrolled in one or more music classes. Colonial Forge
bands consistently receive superior ratings in grade V and VI
literature at district festivals and are a seven-year recipient of
the Virginia Honor Band award. The Colonial Forge Madrigals have
received top ratings at festivals and have placed at numerous
choral events and competitions. The Colonial Forge Show Choir and
Ladies Select have also received top ratings at numerous show choir
competitions. The choral students consistently rank in the top
percentiles a numerous county, district, and state level choirs.
For the seventh straight year, Colonial Forge has been designated a
Blue Ribbon School by the Virginia Music Educators Association, and
they owe all the credit to the Colonial Forge Orchestra, which has
received superiors ratings in the past five years. This distinction
is awarded to schools in which all top performing ensembles receive
a superior rating at district festival. At Colonial Forge, the
band, choir, and orchestra have achieved superior ratings each year
school's Academic team is ranked third in the state, with the team
having also won the year's district tournament in a sudden death
overtime against Albemarle High School.
In the 2005-06 season the Academic team won
the district and regional titles and ranked fifth in the state of
, Colonial Forge's literary magazine, has won
several Crown Awards in Columbia University's CSPA Crown
competition, including a Silver Crown in 2004, and Gold Crowns in
2006 and 2008. Molten Art
consistently earns high national
praise, often competing against private schools that specialize in
Colonial Forge's athletic teams have established themselves in the
AAA Northwest Region
state. The Colonial Forge wrestling team captured the VHSL AAA
State Title, a Northwest Region title and Commonwealth District
title all in 2007. And in their 2008 season they have done it
again. Colonial Forge currently has three spring athletic teams
atop the standings in the Commonwealth District: baseball, girls'
soccer, and Boy's Soccer, all of whom have clinched Commonwealth
District Regular Season titles, and a bid to the AAA Northwest Region
Colonial Forge's volleyball team has carved out a niche as an area
and regional powerhouse winning district and regional titles on
their way to berths in the state tournament.
Since the school's inception Colonial Forge's cross country and
track teams have proven themselves as some of the best in the state
winning multiple team district and regional titles and finishing in
the top five in the state as a team five times, getting as high as
second in 2003. The running program has produced multiple state
champions and All-Americans along with flocks of all-district,
all-region, and all-state athletes. In the summer of 2008, Colonial
Forge Graduate Jerome Miller made the finals of the US Olympic
Trials in the high jump.
With the help of Bill Brown and a the best fullback in school
history Tyler Wilson. The football team are 2009 commonwealth
district champions. They are also undeafeated in the district. They
have much talent, who also plays a physical game with any opponent
with out backing down.
- Columbia.edu Crown Awards 2008, Official Awards
- Columbia.edu Crown Awards 2006, Official Awards
- Columbia.edu Crown Awards 2004, Official Awards