Riverside High School (South Carolina)

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Riverside High School
RHS front - SC.jpg
Address
794 Hammett Bridge Road
Greer, South Carolina, 29650
United States
Coordinates 34°00′25″N 81°45′22″W / 34.007079°N 81.756218°W / 34.007079; -81.756218Coordinates: 34°00′25″N 81°45′22″W / 34.007079°N 81.756218°W / 34.007079; -81.756218
Information
Type Public coeducational secondary
Motto To Instruct, To Inspire, To Prepare
Established 1973
Principal Andrew Crowley
Grades 9–12
Number of students Approximately 1,600
Color(s) Red and Blue
Mascot Warrior
SAT average 1557
Affiliations Greenville County School District
Website

Riverside High School is a public high school in Greer, South Carolina. Riverside High School was founded in 1973.


History[edit]

The school opened in the fall of 1973 with 650 students on a 65-acre (260,000 m2) campus. Riverside was named the 1998 Palmetto's Finest High School.

In Fall 2006, students began attending a brand new building on the same premises. As an official green building,[1] it is one of the most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly high schools in the nation and approximately 278,111 square feet (25,837.4 m2).[2]

The school has had four principals: John Durr, Wayne Rhodes, Charles "Bob" Bayne, and, currently, Andrew Crowley.

In the 2008-2009 school year, Senior Alex Waelde led a campaign to raise $10,000 to send art teacher Pat Grills to Europe to see the art that he had never seen before but had taught his students about. This effort united other schools in the community as well as bringing back many RHS Alumni to contribute. On Monday, April 27 the check was presented much to the surprise of Mr. Grills at the annual art show.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Riverside moved from Class AAA to Class AAAA following the 2009-2010 school year.

State championships[edit]

The tennis courts at Riverside High in 2010. The stadium is in the background with the current Riverside logo.
  • Speech and Debate: 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Boys Soccer: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Girls Soccer: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Boys Cross Country: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Girls Cross Country: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001
  • Boys Tennis: 1983, 1990, 1992
  • Girls Tennis: 1999
  • Boys Baseball: 1980, 1986, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • Girls Softball: 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Boys Golf: 1999, 2000
  • Girls Golf: 2007
  • Boys Swimming: 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013
  • Girls Swimming: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Boys Track: 1986, 1988, 1991
  • Boys Basketball: 1984, 1985, 1988
  • Girls Lacrosse: 2008

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Berta Hamby Hopkins (1977) - PhD, Department Chair, Spartanburg Community College Science Department
  • Ed Campbell (1977) - Founder, Drovers Old Time Medicine Show
  • Ken Lynn (1977) - Colonel, USAF (Retired)
  • Kimberly Nelson Brooks (1980) - Award of Excellence, US D.O.E Nuclear Weapons Program, 1995
  • Jon Kirksey (1989) - New Orleans Saints
  • Brandon Bennett (1991) - Carolina Panthers, running back
  • Tremayne Stephens (1994) - San Diego Chargers
  • Monica Pang (1999) - Miss Georgia (2005), Miss America First Runner Up
  • Danielle Davis (1999) - Miss South Carolina (1999)
  • Bill Haas (2000) - Professional Golfer
  • Brad Chalk (2004) - Fort Wayne Wizards center fielder[4]
  • Michael Roth (baseball) (2008) - University of South Carolina, pitcher, two-time NCAA champion
  • Drew Fink (2013) - South Carolina Spelling Bee champion

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Susan Eggleston (1986-2004) - Mayor of Star, North Carolina since 2009. Former Social science teacher.
  • Michael Farmer (1973–90) - South Carolina finalist for Teacher In Space Program won by Christa McAuliffe, killed during Challenger space shuttle disaster. Former Science teacher.
  • David Kent Dalby- President of Bruce Tool Company, Inc., was invited by the US Secretary of Commerce, Ronald Brown, to participate in the Presidential Trade Mission to South Africa, November 26-December 2, 1993.Mr. Dalby was also honored by President Clinton, May 5, 1994 at the White House. Former chemistry teacher.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Public School Review
  2. ^ Green Ideas (U.S. Newswire)
  3. ^ "Students Give Beloved Art Teacher $10K Trip". WYFF. Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. 2009-04-28. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  4. ^ Minor League Baseball