River Ridge High School (Florida)

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River Ridge Middle / High School
New Port Richey, Florida
United States
Type Public
Established 1991
Locale Urban Fringe of Large City
Principal Maria Swanson
Faculty 201
Grades 6-12
Number of students 3,593
School color(s) Purple and Silver
Mascot Royal Knight
Yearbook Excalibur

River Ridge is a public middle/high school complex founded in 1991 in New Port Richey, Florida. It was Florida's first joint middle/high school complex and is a part of the Pasco County School System. Both schools have their own classrooms, media center, and administrators, and share the cafeteria as well a theater, administrative offices, gymnasium, and athletic facilities. The complex is the largest school in Pasco County. The school mascot is the "Royal Knight" and their school colors are purple and silver.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

River Ridge has many sports including football, soccer, basketball, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, volleyball, cheerleading, swimming, cross country, and track. They also have many programs such as marching and concert band, drama, dancing and an AFJROTC unit.

Other student organizations include French, German, Spanish, Science, History, Art, and Kitty Hawk Honor Societies, Political Science Club, Interact, SADD, Key Club, Joint Student Teacher Council, Student Council, Chess Club, DCT, Straight Club, SPLASH (Students Protecting Land And Sea Habitats), KORR TV-5 News, Thespians, Running Club, FBLA, Tri-M, the River Ridge Executive Council, an AFJROTC unit, and the Academy of Engineering [1]

Principals of River Ridge[edit]

  • Robert Dorn 1991 - 1995
  • Tina Tiede 1995 - 2000
  • Tammy Rabon 2000 - 2004
  • Jim Michaels 2004 - 2009
  • Maria Swanson 2009–2015
  • Toni Zetzsche 2015

Notable alumni[edit]


Coordinates: 28°16′26″N 82°37′16″W / 28.273939°N 82.621149°W / 28.273939; -82.621149