Award Year: 2015

Cosby High School

14300 Fox Club Parkway
Midlothian, VA, 23112-6366

(804) 639-8340

Dr. Brenda R. Mayo, Principal at time of Nomination

Chesterfield County Public Schools

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Cosby, in partnership with teachers, students, families and communities, promotes and supports high academic achievement through a global education for all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Cosby High School - Home of the Titans

Cosby High School - Home of the Titans

“Strength, Pride, Success with Honor” is the motto of Cosby High School. Ten years of academic excellence and notable achievements make Cosby an exemplary school. Cosby has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance on the Virginia State Standards and has met all AYP/AMO benchmarks. Dedicated staff members work with involved parents and a supportive community to create an exceptional, successful learning environment that enhances student learning and school climate. With an instructional emphasis on blended learning, project-based learning, and service learning, the Cosby Titans are engaged in rigorous, relevant learning opportunities that will prepare them to meet the demands of our global community.

Since 2010, Cosby has been named as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek and U. S. News & World Report Magazine and is the highest ranked high school in Chesterfield County. The school’s success is attributed to its relentless pursuit of excellence, highly qualified teachers and administrative team, comprehensive programming, and high student involvement in athletic and extracurricular activities. Cosby offers 20 advanced placement courses, 37 honors-level courses, 21 vocational, and four dual enrollment courses. The staff uses research-based instructional strategies, technology-embedded instruction, and assessment data to monitor student progress and make instructional decisions. We subscribe to Aristotle’s tenet, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Students and staff are reminded of Cosby’s tradition of excellence as they are greeted each day through morning announcements, “Welcome to Cosby High School, one of the best high schools in the nation.”