Riverside High School (West Virginia)

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Riverside High School
Belle, West Virginia, West Virginia
Type Public coeducational secondary
Established 1999
Principal Valery Harper
Faculty 70
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,500
Color(s) Purple, Black and Silver             
Mascot Warrior

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


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, 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 has a wide variety of courses and electives to offer for grades 9-12. Required classes range from Science 9 & 10, Trigonometry, Calculus to English 12 and Civics. The electives offered at Riverside are courses such as AP Studio Art, AP Calculus, Forensic Science, Fencing, 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 alums of Dupont(later consolidated to Riverside) include Randy Moss and Jason Williams (basketball, born 1975).

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[1] and Kandis Courtney in 2008.[2]


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.


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