Riverdale High School (Fort Myers, Florida)

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Riverdale High School
2600 Buckingham Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
United States
Type Public
Motto "Success is a choice"
School district Lee County School District
Principal Scott Cook
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,044 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Garnet and gold          
Mascot Raider Man
Nickname Raiders

Riverdale High School, located in Fort Myers, Florida, United States, is one of the many high schools in Lee County.

The first two years of Riverdale began at the present-day site of Dunbar High School. Riverdale was located in this area for approximately two years while the current site was still in construction. Jack Hogg was the principal for the first two years. In the 1972-1973 school year, the school moved to its present-day location and the principal became Mike Prymas. The current principal is Scott Cook.

Riverdale High School offers the International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, vocational, honors and general education classes.

Notable alumni[edit]

Lords of Chaos[edit]

Several Riverdale High students attracted national notoriety as members of a self-styled teen militia called the Lords of Chaos. They went on a crime spree culminating in the murder of Mark Schwebes, Riverdale High School's band director, on April 30, 1996.


  1. ^ "RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 26, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 26°42′22″N 81°43′27″W / 26.7061801°N 81.7242488°W / 26.7061801; -81.7242488