Meet the Principal

Dear CHS Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, staff, parents, and community of Chillicothe as Principal of Chillicothe High School (CHS).  I am Chillicothe born and raised, and I know how special this community is and all the potential we have for the future.  Further, as a CHS alumnus, I can attest that being a part of the Cavalier Community is special.  I also know with this job there are expectations, and I welcome the opportunity to work with a caring and diverse staff and student body to meet or exceed all expectations placed on us as a school.  Our building’s success comes from a combination of a caring staff and student body, as well as parental and stakeholder support from the community.  At CHS we believe in the motto “Once a Cavalier, Always a Cavalier!”  We welcome you into our community.  We want you to be a part of the Cavalier tradition and promise you will be pleased with the quality and diverse education CHS offers our students.  From past “A” ratings from the Ohio Department of Education to being recognized as one of “America’s Best High Schools” from U.S. News & World Report, our students, staff, and school are consistently acknowledged for exceptional work.

You will not find a more rigorous, diverse, and well-organized curriculum in all of Southern Ohio.  I can make that statement without reservation because I believe it to be the truth and expect nothing less.  CHS is an outstanding academic institution.  I urge the community to look over our website and our course handbook to review all the wonderful opportunities we offer CHS students.

We have developed and have in place course syllabi for every course we teach with conceptual learning targets for content-based instruction and assessments to make sure our curriculum is aligned with the state model as our students learn the essential elements of each subject.  We offer our students a rigorous and diverse curriculum containing 18 Advanced Placement Courses, 33 Honors Courses, College Credit Plus (beginning in 7th grade), the Credit Flexibility Program, individualized course planning and educational assistance to meet students’ educational needs, on-line educational options to meet the needs of different kinds of learners, and much more!

CHS shows its course diversity through its electives as we offer 3 foreign languages, an art department with multiple course offerings, the only orchestra in Southern Ohio, an outstanding band that is growing, and a choral music program that has its own dance and singing ensemble - the Cavalites!  We understand that different students have different interests and different futures beyond high school, and our curriculum reflects that.  We also offer work/internship programs through our Business Courses, Nursing Program, Sports Medicine Program, Digital Media Program, Broadcast Journalism Program, and CBI Program.  We strive to always improve by offering a rigorous curriculum and important remedial courses such as Credit Recovery, CAPA, and Lab Courses in each of the four core content areas.  We also have programs in place that allow our students to take leadership roles within the school and outside in the community to make the learning environment of CHS a better place to learn and the community a better place to live. 

CHS also offers its students the opportunity to participate in numerous sports.  Simply put, the opportunities for students to showcase their talents in the classroom, athletic arena, and community are immense and nearly endless.

We invite you to explore our website ( or contact us to learn more about Chillicothe High School.  Take a look at our course offerings, course syllabi, athletic teams, bell schedules, student handbook, teacher’s schedules, and much more to become better acquainted with our elite school.

Many years ago as a student teacher, my mentor asked me, “Do you value what you do?”  Overwhelmingly, the answer is yes.  From a very young age, I was taught the significance of obtaining an education and, in fact, I believe there are few things more important in life.  Because of this belief, I assure you we will expect excellence from our staff and students at CHS every single day. In addition, you have my word that I will always work hard and do what is right for the students of CHS.  These students represent the future of our community, and we know that in order for our students to leave CHS ready to be productive community members, a first class education is of the utmost importance.  Rest assured that your son or daughter attends a truly outstanding educational institution.

Please feel free to call or email me anytime with questions, concerns, or suggestions to make CHS an even better school. 



Dustin C. Weaver

Chillicothe High School Principal

Email: or Phone: 740-702-2287 ext. 16201

Twitter: @DustinCWeaver