River Valley High School (Bidwell, Ohio)

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River Valley High School
8785 State Route 160
Bidwell, Ohio, (Gallia County), 45614
United States
Coordinates 38°54′53″N 82°16′53″W / 38.91472°N 82.28139°W / 38.91472; -82.28139Coordinates: 38°54′53″N 82°16′53″W / 38.91472°N 82.28139°W / 38.91472; -82.28139
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Gallia County Local School District
Superintendent Charla Evans[1]
Principal T.R. Edwards[1]
Vice principal Aaron Walker
Asst. Principal Lyn Sheets
Chief custodian Gail Baird
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Silver and Black[1]         
Athletics conference Tri-Valley Conference - Ohio Division[1]
Mascot Raider
Team name Raiders[1]
Rival Gallia Academy Blue Devils
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Athletic Director Jordan Hill[1]

River Valley High School is a public high school near Bidwell, in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is one of two high schools in the Gallia County Local School District, the other school being South Gallia High School. Their nickname is the Raiders. The school has been rated "Excellent" two years in a row on the state report card making it one of the highest ranked schools within several counties. In August 2009 the current RVHS facility was officially opened, taking the place of the previous RVHS located in nearby Cheshire. The new location places River Valley High School just a short distance from its main feeder school, River Valley Middle School (formerly known as Bidwell-Porter Elementary). The 2009–10 school year was the first to take place in the new building, with the Class of 2010 being the first class to graduate, and the Class of 2013 being the first to complete all four years of their secondary education at the new building.

River Valley High School[edit]

River Valley has over 435 students and a staff of 42. The student to teacher ratio is 13 to 1. Two languages are offered, French and Spanish.

River Valley High School were named Grand Champions at the Ohio State Beta Convention each year from 2006 to 2011.


The Raiders are members of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Tri-Valley Conference, a 16-member athletic conference located in southeastern Ohio. The conference is divided into two divisions based on school size. The Ohio Division features the larger schools and the Hocking Division features the smaller schools.

TVC OHIO Division[edit]

TVC HOCKING Division[edit]

Sports at River Valley[edit]

  • Wrestling
  • Football
  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming

In addition River Valley hosts a girls powderpuff football game each year.

Clubs at River Valley[edit]

  • National Beta Club[3]
    • Admission Application Required
    • Completes Community Service Activities
    • Attends State Convention
  • National Honor Society[4]
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes[5]
    • Large amount of student body are members
  • FFA[6]
    • Attends Convention
    • Participates in Fair activities
  • PRIDE[7]
    • Attends National Convention
  • Student Council
    • Student Elected Board
    • Four Students From Each Grade
  • FCCLA[8]
  • Yearbook
  • Speech/Drama
    • Presents a Spring Musical each year
  • Mock Trial[9]
  • Art Club
  • Choir/Show Choir
  • Band
  • French Club

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