- North Marion High School (West Virginia)
North Marion High School Location 1 North Marion Drive
Farmington, WV, 26571
Information School type Public coeducational Established 1979 School district Marion County Superintendent Thomas K. Deadrick Dean Mike McNeil Principal Rusty DeVito Vice principal Earl Shaffer Grades 9-12 Enrolment 714 Color(s) Black, Silver Slogan "Husky Pride" Athletics conference Big Ten Mascot Husky Feeder schools Mannington Middle School
Monongah Middle School
Barrackville Middle School
Fairview Middle School
Main Office (304) 986-3063
North Marion High School is located approximately 4 miles from Farmington, West Virginia on US Route 250 north. While it is closer to the city of Mannington, West Virginia, and is often considered to be located in Rachel, West Virginia, the school mailing address is Farmington. Rachel is a small coal mining community located adjacent to the school, and is an unincorporated municipality.
North Marion High School is represented as "Grantville High School" in the popular alternative history novel 1632 (novel) by writer Eric Flint. The novel is set in the fictional town of Grantville, which is based on the real town and surroundings of Mannington. 
North Marion High School was completed and opened in September, 1979, and, with over 1,600 students, was at the time one of the largest high schools in West Virginia. The school is a consolidated high school (grades 9 through 12) made up of four former high schools that closed in the consolidation: Barrackville, Monongah, Mannington and Fairview. Farmington High School, which closed in 1975 because of structural problems caused by mine subsidence, is often considered to be part of the consolidated group (even though it had been closed prior to the building of the new school). The four former high schools were converted to middle schools, with all four buildings remaining in current use.
Nickname & Colors
North Marion students, teams and alumni are known as Huskies. The school colors are black and silver. The mascot and colors were chosen by the students of the various consolidated high schools in an election in the spring of 1979.
After completion of the original facility, the building process continued sporadically. A local group calling themselves the "Wood Cutters" completed, with mostly volunteer labor and materials, the addition of a facilities building, football stadium, practice field and softball field. Without the work and efforts of the volunteers, many of the improvements of the school would not have been possible and the continued improvement of the grounds has become a source of community pride. The school continues to enjoy strong local fan and booster support.
North Marion has been known for its outstanding athletic teams including 1980, 1981 and 1997 Class AAA Football Championships, the 1999 Class AAA Men's Basketball Championship and 2009, 2010, and 2011 Class AAA Women's Basketball Championship.
North Marion State Championship History  Boys' Sports State Titles Girls' Sports State Titles Baseball Softball Basketball 1999 Basketball 2009, 2010, 2011 Cross Country 1992, 1994, 1995, 2005 Cross Country 1993 Golf Cheerleading 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995 Football 1980, 1981, 1997 Volleyball Soccer Soccer Swimming Swimming Tennis Tennis Track & Field Track & Field Wrestling 1998 Boys' Total 9 Girls' Total 8
Natalie Tennant, 1986 graduate: First female to represent West Virginia University as the Mountaineer Mascot; Prominent television anchor and reporter, working in both the Clarksburg and Charleston television markets; Current WV Secretary of State, elected in 2008.
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