Riverside High School (West Virginia)

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Riverside High School
United States
PrincipalJane Kennedy
Number of students1,207 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)     Purple

Riverside High School is the largest high school in Kanawha County, and is located in Belle, West Virginia, United States.


The school opened in 1999 as a result of the consolidation of DuPont High School (AAA) in Dupont City and East Bank High School (AA) in East Bank. Students from both of those former high schools, and from the Cedar Grove and Montgomery areas, attend the school. The school's attendance district runs from the Kanawha-Fayette county line to the Charleston city limits.


Riverside High offers a wide variety of courses and electives for grades 9–12. Required classes include Science 9 & 10, English 12 and Civics. Electives include AP Calculus, Forensic Science and Community Service.


Riverside High is a West Virginia AAA school. The school has had several successful sports teams in the 10+ years it has been in operation. They are wrestling, volleyball, track & field, softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, cross country, cheerleading, golf, and football.[citation needed]

Two notable alumni of Dupont (later consolidated to Riverside) are Randy Moss and Jason Williams, While East Bank (the other school consolidated into Riverside) touted Jerry West as their most high-profile graduate. Throughout the history of Riverside, they have produced multiple All-State athletes. Football, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Wrestling, and Track. In 2016, Head Coach, Zach Davis broke a 24-Game-Losing-Streak with the football team, by defeating Woodrow Wilson. Later going onto finish the season 4-6, the best record the school has seen in a while.

Marching Warriors[edit]

The school has had two baton twirlers named Miss Kanawha Majorette at the Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette and Band Festival. Mandy Jo Wingo in took the top honor in 2004,[2] and Kandis Courtney won in 2008.[3] In 2016 the Warrior Band received a 1 at ratings. This is the highest score.


The school premises house a full-service branch of the Kanawha County Public Library, a Pioneer Federal credit union, and facilities operated by Cabin Creek Health Center. Separate entrances are available for community members.

Possible expansion[edit]

On September 6, 2016, a special state committee voted to close Valley High School in nearby Fayette County and send some of its students to Riverside, which would make Riverside a multi-county high school. This must be approved by the state and both counties' school boards.


  1. ^ "RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Article: Twirler's dream comes true: Riverside majorette has wanted top honor since she was a child". highbeam.com.
  3. ^ "Miss Kanawha Majorette awestruck over crowning achievement". Charleston Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24.

Coordinates: 38°12′27″N 81°30′47″W / 38.20737°N 81.51308°W / 38.20737; -81.51308