Ridgeview High School (Bakersfield, California)

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Ridgeview High School
Ridgeview High School (Bakersfield, California) school logo.JPG
8501 Stine Road
Bakersfield, California 93313
United States
School type Public
Opened 1994
School district Kern High School District
Dean Cheryl Thompson
Principal Steve Holmes
Grades 9th through 12th
Enrollment 2000
School color(s)          Purple, and Gold
Athletics conference South Yosemite League
Mascot Wolf Pack
Rival Golden Valley, South, Independence


RHS was founded in 1994.


The following is a list of the administration department at RHS:[1]

  • Steven Holmes, Principal
  • Drew Parker, Vice-Principal (Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Kendra Weisser, Vice-Principal (Administration)
  • Cheryl Thompson, Dean of Students
  • Sam Yoon, Assistant Dean
  • Adam Setser, Assistant Dean
  • Mark Thompson, Athletic Director
  • Carol Holland, Activities Director
  • Kathryn Drewry, Information Technology Academy Director


All students enrolled at RHS must at least meet the following criteria before graduation:[2]

  • 4 years of English (40 credits)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (30 credits)
    • 1 year of World History
    • 1 year of U.S. History
    • 1 year of U.S. Government/Economics
  • 2 years of Math (20 credits)
    • All students must pass Algebra or an approved sequence of courses covering the Algebra standard (Ed. Code 51224.5) in grades 7–12.
  • 2 years of Science. (20 credits)
    • 1 year of Physical Science
    • 1 year of Biological Science
  • 2 years of P.E. (20 credits)
  • 2 year of Foreign Language/Fine Arts (20 credits)
  • 1 semester of Health (5 credits)
  • 70 credits of electives

In total, 220 credits are necessary for a student at RHS to graduate. Also, every student who graduates must pass the CAHSEE and an approved Algebra course.[3]

Furthermore, RHS offers the following AP courses, which students can take to earn college credit, pass an SAT II exam, or be academically challenged:[4]


The athletic director for RHS is Brad Harris. RHS sports teams are called the Wolf Pack, and have their home games on campus. The Wolf Pack participate in the South Yosemite League (Div. II, CIF Central Section)[5] and have varsity, JV and Frosh/Soph teams. Below are all the sports that RHS participates in and their respective season:[6]

  • Ridgeview High School has one of the Top Chamber Choir's in the central Valley California*

Notable Athletes: Arthur Charles, Nisa Ontiveros, Bryson Keeton, Erica McCall, Kyrie Wilson, Shannon Edwards, Josh Powell, Kamari Cotton-Moya

Clubs & Organizations[edit]

Every year, RHS has the following clubs and organizations that students can participate in:[7]


Coordinates: 35°16′42″N 119°03′30″W / 35.27833°N 119.05833°W / 35.27833; -119.05833