Opened in 1988, Magna Vista High School is the newest school in the region. The campus consists of a 205,000 square foot building, a state-of the art greenhouse, livestock barn, and extensive athletic facilities situated on a 110 acre tract of land with majestic views in all directions. The school enrolls approximately 1,100 students in grades 9-12 from the communities of Axton, Ridgeway, Spencer, and the eastern and southern suburbs of Martinsville.
The school operates on a 4 x 4 block schedule. The school year is divided into two semesters and six six-week grading periods. Students may obtain eight course credits during one school year.
The Magna Vista mascot is the Warrior. The school colors are navy blue, red, and silver.
Henry County School District consists of two high schools, two middle schools, and nine elementary schools. It serves a diverse population of students and their families.The county schools offer students a broad and expanding program of studies, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as a wide variety of career and technical course offerings. The county provides opportunities for highly motivated and academically gifted students to attend the Piedmont Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology, which is located on the campus of New College Institute and ACE programs which are affiliated with Patrick Henry Community College.Our Community
Henry County is located in the southwest corner of the Piedmont section of Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains . The county and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, Martinsville Speedway, which hosts two NASCAR Nextel Cup races each year, the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Piedmont Arts Association and the Smith River Sports Complex.