Riverside High School (West Virginia)

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Riverside High School
Belle, West Virginia, West Virginia
United States
Type Public
Established 1998
Principal Valery Harper
Faculty 70
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,500
Color(s)      Purple
Mascot Warrior

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


The school opened in 1998 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, Trigonometry, Calculus, English 12 and Civics. Electives include 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.

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 won 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.

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.


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