Richwood High School (West Virginia)

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Richwood High School

Richwood High School is a public high school located in Richwood, West Virginia, United States. The school has seen dwindling enrollment over the past several decades and currently has a student population of about 415 students. Twelfth grade has approximately 115, Eleventh grade approximately 100, Tenth grade approximately 100, Ninth grade approximately 100. The graduating class of 2006 had only about 80 graduates, making it the smallest graduating class ever to graduate. The school serves the eastern third of Nicholas County.

The scoreboard at Dean Memorial Field is topped with a statue of a lumberjack, the school's mascot.

Mascot and colors[edit]

The school's mascot is the lumberjack and the school colors are orange and black.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Richwood High School fields several sports teams at the Class A level, including:

  • Boys: basketball, football, baseball, cross country, track, wrestling, golf
  • Girls: basketball,cheerleading, softball, cross country, track, golf, wrestling, volleyball

In 2005, the RHS Ladyjacks softball team won the school's first team state championship in any sport. Additionally, other sports teams at the school have won multiple sectional and regional championships and the school's track team has also held two state records.

Marching band[edit]

Richwood High School is also home to the Lumberjack Express Band. The band has made many appearances in parades, festivals, and events throughout the United States and Canada. The members have performed at Walt Disney World, Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Kentucky Derby, the Coca-Cola 600, the Indianapolis 500, and the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia, to name a few. The band has been featured on regional and national television during these events, where they have also won numerous awards. Also, the Richwood band has perform in many large stadiums, presenting pre-game shows for the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, and Pittsburgh Pirates. The band has also received Superior ratings for its marching and concert performances at the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission's regional band festival. The band is under the direction of Greg James, and Mike Fox.

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