Ashburn White

Opening and Closing

1911 - 1940: At a meeting of the School Board on Feb 28, 1940, it was resolved to close the Asburn High School Department and transport children to Leesburg. Source: EWP 8.1 Loudoun County School Budget for Fiscal Year starting July 1, 1940, Pg 29.

Second building.  Dates TBD

Physical and Map location




Paper Term Reports are in Edwin Washington Archives. Ashburn White 1924/25 to 1964 in 6.3.2 Box 4.

1921/22: “We have not (xxx) our laboratory but are waiting for our new room and laboratory equipment. Our classwork goes on regularly. The above estimate in apparatus are largely guesses.”


1957/58: James C. McBride

Nathaniel Cooper Starke

Nathaniel Cooper Starke

1920/21 to 1924/25: Principal was Nathaniel Cooper Starke of Gloucester. Born Jan 26, 1868, Emporia, Virginia. Graduated from Virginia Military Institute. Graduated July 4, 1889.  Matriculated August 3, 1886 from Petersburg, Virginia. Died from paralysis, December 1, 1938, Montgomery, Alabama. Buried Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia. Source: VMI Alumni website and Instructed at Loudoun: 1920/21-1922/23 paid $170 a month. Paid $185 a month 1923/24 and 1924/25. Operated on a college certificate.


Insurance and Physical Description

Structure was built as a 5 room frame school house for the cost of $18,000. A frame addition in 1936 provided 2 rooms at a cost of $3,000.