Henley Middle School

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Henley Middle School is an Albemarle County public school offering classes in sixth through eighth grade, serving students who generally live in western Albemarle County as part of the county's western feeder pattern[1].

2009 enrollment is approximately 750 students[1].


The school opened on September 6, 1966 as one of Albemarle County's first "junior high schools." That same day, Jack Jouett Middle School opened. Upon its opening, Albemarle County Public Schools had 7,200 students enrolled in 14 elementary schools, the two junior high schools, and two high schools. One of those high schools, Burley High School, was jointly operated with the City of Charlottesville.[2]

There was an extensive renovation in 1999 to increase capacity[1].

Renewable Energy Center

The school opened a Renewable Energy Center in December 2011. The facility features three different clean energy technologies: a 45-foot-tall wind turbine, 182 roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels and six solar thermal collectors, which use the sun’s energy to heat water. [3] The project was paid for through a $211,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by way of the the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, $35,000 from the school system and $40,000 in private donations.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Henley - About HMS." Albemarle County Public Schools. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=81159&>.
  2. Print: New County Schools Open; Some Facilities Lacking, Unspecified, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises 6 Sept 1966, Page 13.
  3. Web. Renewable energy center unveiled at Albemarle middle school, Kurt Walters, Charlottesville Tomorrow, December 17, retrieved December 22, 2011.

External links

Henley Middle School official site