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Riverside High School (West Virginia)

Coordinates: 38°12′27″N 81°30′47″W / 38.20737°N 81.51308°W / 38.20737; -81.51308
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Riverside High School
1 Warrior Way

United States
PrincipalJane Kennedy
Faculty55.00 (FTE)[1]
Grades9th-12th Grades
Number of students1,263 (2022–23)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.96[1]
Color(s)  Purple
AffiliationsKanawha County Schools

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) and East Bank High School (AA). 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. Electives include AP Courses as well as Duel Enrollment College Courses.


Riverside High is a WVSSAC AAAA school. The school has had several successful sports teams in the 20+ years it has been in operation. Sports include wrestling, volleyball, track & field, softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, cross country, cheerleading, golf, and football.[citation needed]

Marching Warriors[edit]

The school has had two baton twirlers named Miss Kanawha Majorette at the Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette and Band Festival.[2][3] In 2016 the Warrior Band received a 1 at ratings. This is the highest score.


The school premises have a full-service branch of the Kanawha County Public Library, a Pioneer Federal credit union, and facilities operated by Cabin Creek Health Center.

2019 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 made Riverside the first multi-county high school. Starting in August 2019, 135 Fayette County students choose to attend Riverside.[4]



East Bank[edit]

  • Jerry West, basketball executive and former player


  1. ^ a b c "RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Article: Twirler's dream comes true: Riverside majorette has wanted top honor since she was a child". highbeam.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02.
  3. ^ "Miss Kanawha Majorette awestruck over crowning achievement". Charleston Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24.
  4. ^ "Fayette schools rebuild continues; 2 new schools set to open later this month". 7 August 2019.

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