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Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Douglas Southall Freeman High School website. Our school was named in honor of Richmond native, Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman.  Dr. Freeman was an esteemed newspaper editor, historian, and Pulitzer Prize author.  With a strong sense of pride, Douglas Southall Freeman High School celebrates serving western Henrico neighborhoods for the past 62 years.

Douglas Southall Freeman High School’s mission and vision are etched in our rich tradition of preparing life-ready, young women and men, who will leave our hallways and move on to accomplish extraordinary endeavors.  Because of this ongoing mission and vision, high academic standards have been set for every one of our 1,700 students.   These high standards have resulted in our students earning honored accolades including National Merit Finalists, Commended Scholars, and admission to the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Virginia and the nation.  We value the diversity of our school and all our students’ passion for future success.

Douglas Southall Freeman High School is proud to offer a variety of extracurricular opportunities.  The award-winning visual and performing arts programs play an important role at Freeman, as they serve to foster creativity within the culture in our building. Over 70 clubs, activities, and service organizations encourage and support our ongoing pursuit to graduate well-rounded citizens.  We celebrate the fact that we have 38 sports teams.  All of these fine student ambassadors embody passion and determination while upholding Freeman’s stated long-standing tradition of ‘EXCELLENCE, INTENSITY & PRIDE.’

With our roots firmly planted in outstanding student achievement, we are excited about the future. Consequently, as we begin this coming school year we eagerly await our newest cohort of Freeman students, we are encouraged by the progress of our sophomores and juniors, and cheer on our seniors.

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!
Andrew P. Mey

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