Award Year: 2016

Tunstall High School

100 Trojan Circle
Dry Fork, VA, 24549-2300

(434) 724-7111

Mr. Brian Boles, Principal at time of Nomination

Pittsylvania County Schools

School Website


To provide a high-quality comprehensive education for all students in a safe, positive learning environment and prepare students for productive citizenship.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 15%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Tunstall High School Building School-Front Photo

Tunstall High School Building School-Front Photo

Tunstall High School was named for The Honorable Whitmell P. Tunstall, who was a lawyer and a long-time member of the legislature. Tunstall High School was the result of a consolidation between Brosville and Whitmell High Schools in 1964. Tunstall High School, located in Southside Virginia between Danville and Martinsville, is one of four high schools serving the students of Pittsylvania County. Tunstall High School was totally integrated during the 1969-70 school year. The Tunstall community - both inside and outside the walls of Tunstall High School - is characterized by a strong sense of civic pride and commitment to community service. Tunstall High School serves more than 960 students whom we affectionately call "Trojans".

The high school curriculum is comprehensive as it includes courses from general to advanced studies in all basic curriculum areas. This range of course offerings make it possible to respond to the needs of all of our students. Emphasis is placed on individualizing instruction so that all students can experience success. Tunstall High School students may choose from approximately 170 subject offerings, including 34 courses that offer dual enrollment credit and 23 advanced course offerings. The students of THS have a wide variety of courses offerings from which to choose, depending on their career pathway.

Academic achievement is a driving force that leads not only to success in school, but ultimately to success in all areas of life. Students benefit from a caring, cohesive faculty, staff and community who strive to empower learners to develop both academically and socially.