Amon Carter Riverside High School
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Amon Carter Riverside High School is a grade 9-12 high school located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is home to over approximately 1,200 students. 70% of the student population are Hispanic, 10% are White, 10% are African American, and 10% are Asian.
|Amon Carter Riverside High School|
|3301 Yucca Dr.
Fort Worth, TX, 76111
|School district||Fort Worth Independent School District|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and blue|
Greg Ruthart is the principal.
In the 1950s, 1980, and 1981, a new gymnasium, a band hall, a shop wing, and an Athletic Field House were built, and the building became air-conditioned. A historical marker was placed on the front lawn of the school in 1983.
Carter's high school band is known as the "Carter-Riverside High School Eagle Marching Band-The Pride of Riverside". In 2001, the band had 100 marching members. The band is under the direction of Rosendo Sanchez,. The band got a Division 1 rating in UIL Marching Region four years in a row: 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011. The band participated in the Veterans Day Parade in 2010. The band will participate in the Parade of Lights parade in Downtown Fort Worth on November 26, 2010.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps(JROTC)
The high school has a strong JROTC program. It is a class for learning leadership, responsibility, and discipline. In 2001, the program had 130 cadets and a strong presence on campus. The program is under the direction of Major Weeks and Sergeant Castro. JROTC has three individual programs for students: Markmanship, P.T., and Colorguards.
The Eagle Eye (Student Newspaper)
In the Fall of 2009, the school's defunct student newspaper, once called The Eagle Record, was resurrected and renamed The Eagle Eye. The publication was brought back to life under the sponsorship of Monica Prochnow, English and journalism teacher, and it is a self-funded organization. There are six issues each school year—one every six-weeks and is commensurate with the school's grading periods. It enjoys a growing readership of students, staff, teachers, alumni, and members within the immediate community.
Programs of Choice
The school has three POC's (Programs of Choice). They are the Eagle Scholar's Academy, Health Science Technology and Information Technology.
- "Amon Carter Riverside High School". Fort Worth ISD Schools. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
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