The B.V.I High School, now renamed the Elmore Stout High School, was officially opened on Friday, September 27, 1968, by Mr. William Bell, Head of the British Development Division in Barbados. At the ceremony Mrs. Margret L. Bell unveiled a plaque set in a wall at the Administrative Block, in the presence of his Honour, the Administrator and Mrs. J. S. Thompson, the Chief Minister and his wife, Hon. and Mrs. H. Lavity Stoutt, Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, Government Officials, guests from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, Parents, friends, staff and pupils of the school. This school is an amalgamation of the Virgin Islands Secondary School established on May 3, 1943, and the Post Primary Department of the primary schools in the territory. The enrollment reached 783 during the first term. The staff comprised of Mr. P. Carlisle Scott as Principal, 36 Academic Staff Members, one (1) Office Manager and a Secretary.
From its earliest beginnings the school had as its main goal to educate the territory's children at the secondary level. This was done reaching students from Anegada to Jost Van Dyke until the formation of secondary schools in the outer islands, after which time the students mainly came from Tortola. In 2007, the institution was renames in honour of Mr. Elmore Stoutt whose length of service to the institution merited the honour that was bestowed on him. Mr Stoutt became Principal of the B.V.I High School from 1987 and remained in the post until his retirement from the Public Service in 2005.
The Elmore Stoutt High School Values all students and believes that each individual has an equal entitlement to an appropriate high quality education which enables them to achieve success. In order to make this happen, the school promotes:
A. Life-Long Learning as an active, challenging and enjoyable experience.
B. A curriculum offering all students a broad and appropriate education with opportunity for success.
C. Effective teaching.
D. A safe, caring, disciplined, attractive and stimulating environment.
E. Positive partnership between the home and school and between the school and community.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
This institution shares a vision of quality education that will equip students spiritually, socially and academically to assume their role as productive citizens.
I am a proud member of the Elmore Stoutt High School and with God's help; I will be diligent in my studies and mindful of my behaviour.
I pledge to uphold the rules and standards of the school, which are designed to promote positive and productive growth in myself, the community and the world at large, of which I am a part.