Cumberland County High School (CHS) is a compressive, public high school located in the town of Cumberland, Virginia. It serves approximately 400 students in grades 9 -12, operating on a 7 period day.

Students may choose from a variety of academic, vocational, and fine arts courses. CHS offers Governors School courses on the campus of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) and Dual Enrollment courses in conjunction with SVCC.



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804-492-4212 ex. 4139


Mrs. Missy Shores, Principal

Mrs. Shores, a former teacher and assistant to the principal at Cumberland High School, comes to the division from Hopewell City Public Schools, where she was the Director of Personnel. Mrs. Shores has had varied experiences in education. She has been the Activities Director for Buckingham County Public Schools and the principal of Bluestone Middle School. In addition to teaching geography and history at Cumberland, she also coached volleyball, cross country, girls basketball, and softball. Mrs. Shores holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Longwood University. She holds a Virginia teaching license in History and Social Science as well as a license in Administration and Supervision.


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804-492-4212 ex. 4136


Ms. Lisa Garcia, Assistant Principal

Ms. Garcia has a Bachelor of Social Work from Norfolk State University, a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Norfolk State University, and a graduate certificate in Administration and Supervision from Longwood University. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously she has served as the Director of Counseling for Caroline County Public Schools; a Graduate Coach and Testing Coordinator for Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond Public Schools; and as a Counselor Director, 21st Century Grant Coordinator, and Testing Coordinator for Stafford County Public Schools. She has also worked as an investigator for Child Protective Services in Portsmouth. Ms. Garcia stated that her number one goal is student success, and she believes that all students can learn and become productive citizens.

Mrs. Terry Trent, Administrative Assistant

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804-492-4212 ex. 4132


Mrs. Terry Trent, Administrative Assistant