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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parent, Guardian, and Visitors


My name is Chad Thompson and I am the Principal of Henderson County High School. As a faculty member, community member and proud husband and father I welcome you to HCHS.

The Henderson County High School community strives to create a passion for learning in a reflective environment that promotes PRIDE, Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Effort. By working to reach their greatest potential, Henderson County High School students will learn to live as lifelong learners, express themselves effectively, acquire essential knowledge and skills, respect themselves and others and navigate within a variety of communities in their quest for success.


Our high school serves students in grades 9-12.  The students access a strong well-rounded high school program which includes: rigorous academics, strong career pathways, excellent Fine and Performing Arts, athletics and a variety of extra and co-curricular activities. The school continues to perform admirably on a variety of state and national assessments.  Henderson County High School assessment results find us among the best in the state in high schools ranking continuously high in college and career readiness, graduation rate, and overall ranking.


The school has performed extremely well and garnered AP distinction as 449 students took Advanced Placement Tests with 253 students being recognized as receiving qualifying scores. The students also scored very well exceeding the state averages on the ACT exam.

Henderson County High School is a vibrant learning community where students accomplish great things!



Chad Thompson