• Principal Mr. Preston McKellar

    It is my honor and privilege to serve as the principal of Central High School.  I received a B.A. in Biology from Christopher Newport University along with teacher licensure; a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Walden University; and a M.Ed. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from the College of William and Mary.  

    I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful, relaxing summer.  It has been a busy and productive time at Central High School.  The teachers and staff have worked hard to prepare for our students.

    Maintenance and Custodians have played a major part in making a lot of improvements to Central High School.

    I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of our students.  We will focus on our “brand” and “why” we are doing things this year.  One team, one mission – what does that mean?  We will provide quality, individualized education while challenging each student to reach their highest level of achievement. 

    I am proud to announce that Central High School remains fully accredited by the state of Virginia!  We also received the “continuous improvement” award from the VDOE via the hard work of our staff and students!  Thank you to our returning teachers for all of their efforts and also a warm welcome to new faculty and staff!

    Ms. Reynolds, our new Assistant Principal and I both appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Royal Tiger family!  We are looking forward to an exciting year! 

    Central High School’s faculty and staff are dedicated to enabling our students to become effective, productive, and contributing citizens in our competitive global society.

    The first event will be Open House on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. 

    If you have any questions please contact me at 804-785-6102.


    Enjoy the rest of your summer and let’s go Royal Tigers!


    Best Regards,

    Preston L. McKellar, Jr., M.Ed.

    Principal McKellar


    Twitter: @PrestonMcKellar