River Bluff High School

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River Bluff High School
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Address
320 Corley Mill Road
Lexington, SC 29072
USA
Coordinates 34°01′38″N 81°09′03″W / 34.0272°N 81.1509°W / 34.0272; -81.1509Coordinates: 34°01′38″N 81°09′03″W / 34.0272°N 81.1509°W / 34.0272; -81.1509
Information
Type Public
Motto Work Hard. Get Smart. Do Good.
Established 2013
School district Lexington School District 1
Oversight South Carolina Department of Education
Superintendent Dr. Greg Little[1]
CEEB code 411292
Principal Dr. Luke Clamp [2]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,911 (2016-2017) [3]
Hours in school day 7 (8:15 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.) [4]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Dark Green
     Vegas Gold
Fight song War Eagle
Athletics conference Region V AAAAA
Mascot Gator
Rival Lexington High School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Average SAT scores 1068 (2015)[5]
Average ACT scores 20.7 (2015)[6]
Yearbook The Tributary
Website

River Bluff High School is one of five public high schools in Lexington, South Carolina and provides education for ninth through twelfth grades in the districts of Lexington, Lake Murray, and Oak Grove. Located on the eastern side of Lexington, SC, River Bluff High School overlooks the Saluda River and is only a few hundred feet from Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 378. River Bluff was established in the fall of 2013.

Development[edit]

Construction of River Bluff was completed in August 2013. River Bluff was constructed with many windows to reduce the cost of lighting.[citation needed] The students receive materials delivered online rather than through textbooks.[citation needed] River Bluff is one of the largest schools in South Carolina, totaling to 540,000 square feet. The construction of River Bluff totaled $138.9 million, authorized by voters in 2008.[7]

correction: voters approved the bond referendum in 2008, the district board of education voted to spend $138 million on one high school for < 2,000 students

Athletics[edit]

This is a list of sports offered to River Bluff Students:

  • V and JV Football
  • V and JV Baseball
  • V and JV Softball
  • V and JV Men’s Basketball
  • V and JV Women’s Basketball
  • V and JV Men’s Soccer
  • V and JV Women’s Soccer
  • V and JV Men’s Tennis
  • V and JV Women’s Tennis
  • V and JV Men’s Swimming
  • V and JV Women’s Swimming
  • V and JV Volleyball
  • V and JV Wrestling
  • V and JV Men’s Track
  • V and JV Women’s Track
  • V and JV Men’s Cross Country
  • V and JV Women’s Country
  • V and JV Men’s Golf
  • V and JV Women’s Golf
  • V and JV Competitive Cheerleading
  • V and JV Men's Lacrosse
  • V and JV Women's Lacrosse

Championships[edit]

All championships are 5A unless otherwise noted.

State Championships (3)[edit]

  • Cheerleading: 2013 (AAA)
  • Men's Soccer: 2016 (AAAA)
  • Wrestling: 2017

Lower State Championships (3)[edit]

  • Baseball: 2017
  • Men's Soccer: 2016 (AAAA)
  • Wrestling: 2017

Region Championships (22)[edit]

  • Women's Swimming: 2013 (AAA), 2014 (AAAA), 2015 (AAAA), 2016
  • Cheerleading: 2014 (AAAA)
  • Men's Cross Country: 2013 (AAA)
  • Men's Swimming: 2013 (AAA), 2014 (AAAA), 2015 (AAAA)
  • Women's Cross Country: 2015 (AAAA)
  • Women's Volleyball: 2014 (AAAA), 2015 (AAAA)
  • Women's Tennis: 2016
  • Men's Track and Field: 2015 (AAAA)
  • Men's Soccer: 2014 (AAA), 2015 (AAAA), 2016 (AAAA), 2017
  • Baseball: 2015 (AAAA), 2016 (AAAA), 2017
  • Wrestling: 2017

Bands[edit]

Under the direction of Kenneth (Ken) D. Turner, the River Bluff High School Marching Band is a 3 time Lower State champion in both Class AAA (2013) and AAAA (2014,2015). They have earned this title every year since their beginning in 2013. They have also finished within the top 3 every year, including runner up positions in 2013 and 2015.[citation needed]

Under the direction of Assistant Director of Bands, Joshua V. Hinkle, the River Bluff High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble won the SCBDA Indoor Percussion Championships for class AA in 2015. In the 2016 season, they advanced to competition in Class A and had another successful season with a placement of 2nd at SCBDA and a placement of 3rd at their very first appearance at the CWEA Circuit Championships[8][9][10]

Feeder Schools[edit]

Via Meadow Glen Middle School and Lexington Middle School:

  • Lexington Elementary
  • Meadow Glen Elementary
  • Midway Elementary school
  • New Providence Elementary
  • Oak Grove Elementary [11]

References[edit]