Riverdale High School (Fort Myers, Florida)
|Riverdale High School|
|2600 Buckingham Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
|Motto||"Success is a choice"|
|School district||Lee County School District|
|Color(s)||Garnet and gold|
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.
- Ross Chastain - current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver
- Terrence Cody - nose tackle for the Baltimore Ravens
- Tommy Watkins - former major league baseball player with the Minnesota Twins; Class of 1998
Lords of Chaos
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.