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Announcements for October 18th

Students: this year's Fall Festival is on Saturday from 1-3. If you would like to volunteer, sign up on x2vol and through the band app! Remember: Every 5 pounds of candy donated is 1 service hour! Be there or be scared!

There will be a Space Science Club meeting TODAY after school at 3:20pm in Mr. Woszczynski’s room, 2105.

CCSD School Clinics Benefit from Northside Hospital Cherokee Support CCSD NHC Donation 10 17 18

Thanks to the support of partner Northside Hospital Cherokee, the Cherokee County School District received EpiPens at no cost for all of its schools!  The cost of the pens – auto-injectors that can be life-saving in cases of serious allergic reaction - was waived by manufacturer, Mylan, as part of its EpiPen4Schools program.  CCSD’s participation in the program was made possible by NHC Dr. Matthew Simmons, who wrote prescriptions for each school’s clinic. 

CCSD Class of 2018 Excels on ACT! CCSD ACT 2018 Results Graphic

More Cherokee County School District Class of 2018 students took the ACT exam than any previous class, while maintaining impressive averages and exceeding National and State averages!

Results released today show the Class of 2018 posted an excellent overall score of 23, while a record number took the challenging college entrance and placement examination: 1,809 students -- an 11-percent increase from the previous year.  The score ranks CCSD third among metro Atlanta counties and seventh in Georgia – out of 180 school districts!

CCSD Hosting PTA Program on Drug Addiction & Prevention Oct. 24 Sheriff Frank Reynolds

The Cherokee County School District next week will host a PTA-sponsored program for parents on drug addiction and prevention with guest speakers including Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds.

Announcements for October 17th

Please come out and support our next Knights Tennis Spirit Night TONIGHT from 4-7pm, at Dunkin Donuts on Highway 92 in Woodstock. Stop by with your friends and enjoy some iced or hot coffee, ice cream, donuts, sandwiches, pastry and more! 

Peer Tutoring Now Available! Peer Tutoring
Announcements for October 16th

Decisions… you make hundreds of them each day. What happens when one bad decision leads to your final decision? What happens when the decisions of others, impacts your life forever? Come see “18 & Life” on October 18, 19, 20 & 22 at 7pm in the RRHS Theater. Come see what happens when one decision becomes your last decision.

Announcements for October 15th

Decisions… you make hundreds of them each day. What happens when one bad decision leads to your final decision? What happens when the decisions of others, impacts your life forever? Come see “18 & Life” on October 18, 19, 20 & 22 at 7pm in the RRHS Theater. Come see what happens when one decision becomes your last decision.

CCSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week, Oct. 15-19 CCSD School Lunch Week 10 21 16

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating National School Lunch Week next week with special entrees!

The National School Lunch Program serves 30 million children every day, and this year’s celebration theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals to share what they love most about school lunch.

Cherokee Sheriff's Office Seeking More School Crossing Guards! Sheriff Office Crossing Guard Ad 10 11 18

The Cherokee Sheriff's Office is seeking more dedicated crossing guards to protect our students and keep traffic moving safely around our schools! #SafeCherokee

Announcements for October 12th

Congratulations to the Lady knights Volleyball team on a great season.  You all fought every game, every point, and showed you were true competitors.  We are so proud of you!

Swim team tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday from 5:45- 7:15 am at the Cherokee Aquatic Center. You must have an updated physical on file in order to tryout.

Announcements for October 12th

Congratulations to the Lady knights Volleyball team on a great season.  You all fought every game, every point, and showed you were true competitors.  We are so proud of you!

Swim team tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday from 5:45- 7:15 am at the Cherokee Aquatic Center. You must have an updated physical on file in order to tryout.

Announcements for October 12th

Congratulations to the Lady knights Volleyball team on a great season.  You all fought every game, every point, and showed you were true competitors.  We are so proud of you!

Swim team tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday from 5:45- 7:15 am at the Cherokee Aquatic Center. You must have an updated physical on file in order to tryout.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homecoming 2018
Announcements for October 11th

The Homecoming parade is Friday at 6:00 before the game. All participants should be dropped off in the Mill Creek bus lanes between 5:00-5:20.  

Hoco t-shirts for sale in room 1201 for $10. Get them while they last. You can also order online and pick up in room 1201.

Announcements for October 10th

Congrats to Reece Long placing 4th in the state in the Robotics Competition at the TSA Tech day!

The Homecoming parade has been moved to Friday at 6:00 before the game. All participants should be dropped off in the Mill Creek bus lanes between 5:00-5:20.  

Hoco t-shirts for sale in room 1201 for $10. Get them while they last

10/9 Newsletter
Announcements for October 5th

Friday’s football them is Construction Out vs Sequoyah! It’s time to go to work on those Chiefs. Let’s go Knights! 

9th, 10th and 11th graders: Stop by to check your name, grade, and yearbook photo posted on the windows outside the gym (across from the nurse’s office). All corrections are due by Friday, October 12th.

Announcements for October 4th

Congratulations to the seniors for winning the Powder Puff tournament over the Juniors!!!! Thank you Mrs. Latham and Ms. Clarkston for organizing the event and thanks to all of those who volunteered!!

Announcements for October 1st

Thank you to all who donated to the GOLD OUT on Friday. We raised over $400 for the Rally Foundation.

Powderpuff game is this Wednesday from 4-6. Make sure you come out and cheer on your grade level! 

Announcements for September 28th

Football Friday is at the RIDGE!! I repeat the football game is at HOME tonight! Starting at 7:30 vs Dalton! The theme is Gold Out in support of those fighting childhood cancer! Look for the gold balloons to make a donation to assist those affected! Everyone wear Gold to the game! See you at the Ridge tonight at 7:30!! Let’s go Knights! 

Announcements for September 27th

Football Friday is at the RIDGE!! I repeat the football game is at HOME this Friday! Starting at 7:30 vs Dalton! The theme is Gold Out in support of those fighting childhood cancer! Look for the gold balloons to make a donation to assist those affected! Everyone wear Gold to school on Friday and to the game! See you at the Ridge Friday night at 7:30!! Let’s go Knights! 

Homecoming Court 2018

The following students have been selected as the Homecoming Representatives for this year's Homecoming Court:

Announcements for September 26th

Football Friday is at the RIDGE!! I repeat the football game is at HOME this Friday! Starting at 7:30 vs Dalton! The theme is Gold Out in support of those fighting childhood cancer! Look for the gold balloons to make a donation to assist those affected! Everyone wear Gold to school on Friday and to the game! See you at the Ridge Friday night at 7:30!! Let’s go Knights! 

Announcements for September 25th

Attention all lady knights! Powderpuff registration has been extended until Wed. Sign up online ASAP so that we can have enough girls for each grade level...right now the upper classmen, Juniors and Seniors you are being outnumbered by the sophomore and freshman. Again, last day to sign up for Powderpuff is Wednesday Sept. 26th!

Newsletter for Week of September 24
Announcements for September 24th

Young Life is tonight at 7:27 at Bradshaw Farms Club house. Come dressed as your favorite Netflix or movie character. Get ready because its going to be the best night of your week. If you have any questions, see Coach Britt or Mrs. Beckham.

Announcements for September 13th

Powder Puff is back!  The Greatest Show on Turf will kick off on October 3rd after school on the stadium field.  Our Lady Knights will be in a battle of the class as the Freshman play the Senior, the Sophomores play the Juniors, and the winners compete fame, and glory.  Registrations for Powder Puff will take place on Friday before school.  Registration is $20 and that gets you a spot on the team and an official Powder Puff tee shirt. See. Ms. Clarkston or Mr. Santoro with any questions.

Announcements for September 12th

Varsity softball had 2 region wins over south Cobb last night. They are back in action tonight at Pope 

Driver's Ed Course During September Break!

Safety Driver Course for all soon-to-be & current Student Drivers!

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Announcements for September 11th

Today is Sept. 11th, let’s join together this morning in remembrance showing solidarity with the families of the victims and first responders who died.  On this dark day, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, many of whom became heroes as a result of their valiant efforts to save the lives of their fellow mankind.  Let us come together and show our respect with today’s moment of silence.

Announcements for September 10th

Congratulations to competition cheer on their 2nd place finish at the Tiger Classic at Dawson County High School on Saturday! Way to go girls!

Softball Senior night will be tonight at 5:55. Please come support the seniors!

Newsletter for week of September 10
Announcements for September 7th

Good luck to our Varsity Football team as they travel to take on Allatoona tonight!

Seniors: Herff Jones will be taking cap/gown & graduation announcement orders during lunch today.

Announcements for September 6th

Seniors: Herff Jones will be taking cap/gown & graduation announcement orders during lunch today and Friday.

Kennesaw State University will have a recruiter at RRHS on September 12th at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending Kennesaw State University, please sign up for this meeting in the counseling office.

Don't Forget to Reapply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals by Sept. 12! school lunch clip art

Applications for free and reduced-price meals must be completed every school year under Federal guidelines.  If your student was approved for free of reduced-price meals last school year, the approval has been extended for the first 30 operating days of the school year.  Previous year meal benefits will expire on Sept. 12, 2018 unless a new application is received.

Announcements for 9/5

Congratulations to the JV lady Knight Volleyball team for their 2 wins last night.  They cruised to a 2-0 win over South Cobb and won a hard fought 3-set match over country Rival Sequoyah.  Wish them luck in the Georgia Challenge tournament.  Go lady knights!

Athletic Newsletter for Week of 9/4
Announcements for September 4th

Good luck to the varsity volleyball team tonight against two Region teams, South Cobb and Sequoyah at 5:30 and 7:30.  It’s senior night as well, so make sure you come support! 

Announcements for August 31st

Congrats to our 9th grade football team on their 35-0 win over South Cobb and to our JV football team on their 14-13 win over South Cobb. Way to go guys!

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their wins against Adairsville and Cherokee.  The girls beat a tough Cherokee team in 3 and competed every point!  Congrats girls and keep it up!! 

CCSD Sponsoring Fire Safety Poster, Essay Contests for Students! Fire Prevention Week 2018 logo

CCSD's Office of Safety & Security, in collaboration with Cherokee County Office of Fire & Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire Department, is sponsoring a districtwide fire safety contest for students!

National Fire Prevention Week is October 7–13, 2018, and the theme is: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

Announcements for August 30th

Varsity softball had a good team win last night beating Gilmer 4-1. Way to go girls!

Friday’s Spirit theme Is LUAU out! Make sure you wear your Hawaiian shirts to school and then come early to the game to congratulate our Seniors for SENIOR Night!

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Announcements for August 29th

Congrats to our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Freeman! Well deserved!!

 

Softball had a region win last night beating Sprayberry 9-6. They are back in action tonight against Gilmer at 7:00.

Announcements for August 28th

Are you an art student? Are you passionate about art and your community? Want to be a part of an honors society? Join National Art Honors Society! The informational meeting is Thursday August 30th in 510 right after school.

Don’t forget that Menchie’s will be here every Thursday during all four lunches!

August 27 Newsletter
Announcements for August 27th

River Ridge students: Do you want to make a difference in your local community?  Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Join over 18,000 students in 600 other high schools nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Go to chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply to apply now for a spot in the Chick-fil-a Leader Academy in your school this year or speak with Coach Britt in room 1208. Deadline to turn in application is Wednesday!

ASVAB TESTING IS AVAILABLE

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Announcements for August 24th

Good luck to our varsity football team as they take on Hapeville Saturday at 5:15 in Decatur at Buck Godfrey Stadium. Go Knights!

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ALL Freshman SAB applications are due to room 2308 TODAY! ALL UKnight members need to turn in a completed media consent form as well by TODAY!  

Announcements for August 23rd

Varsity softball plays today at home against defending state champs Creekview at 5:30. Come show your support!

Also tonight here at the Ridge, JV football plays at 4:30 and 9th grade football plays at 6:30. Let's go Knights!!

Announcements for August 22nd

Congrats to your varsity volleyball team on their wins against Cartersville and Cambridge!  Great job ladies!!  The girls play at home again next Thursday, come out and show your support!

 

Varsity softball team beat Sequoyah last night 2-1. Next game is this Thursday at home against defending state champs Creekview at 5:30. Come show your support!

UKnight - ALL Freshman SAB applications are due to room 2308 by Friday! ALL UKnight members need to turn in a completed media consent form as well, by August 24th.  

CCSD Parent Newsletter: August 2018

Staying Connected--check out the latest news from around CCSD:ccsd connections

Congratulations to RRHS Knight Angelica Millen

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Athletic Weekly Newsletter Win a 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Each week, we will post Mr. Santoro's Newsletter

Announcements for August 21st

Varsity softball team had a big region win against Harrison last night winning 4-2!! They are back in action tonight at 7:00 at Sequoyah. Come out and show your support!

Announcements for August 20th

River Ridge students: Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Want to be a part of a national movement across America? Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Join over 18,000 students in 600 other high schools nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Go to chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply to apply now for a spot in the Chick-fil-a Leader Academy in your school this year or speak with Coach Britt in room 1208.

Announcements for August 17th
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Announcements for August 10th
This Friday Night is Neon Night!

Neon Night at the Ridge

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Announcements for August 9th
Announcements for August 8th
Announcements for August 7th
Class Meeting Notes

Here is info on the class meetings

Announcements for August 6th
#CCSD1stDay Message from Superintendent of Schools

Please see the following message to parents from Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today, we found silver linings in our rain clouds. 

No one wants to hear a forecast for rain on the first day of school.  It soaks those new school clothes and backpacks, but, of greater importance, it also makes the morning traffic more challenging and dangerous.

Our teachers and leaders carried on, many getting drenched as they greeted car riders in the process, but remaining enthusiastic and welcoming.  And you carried on, too, and we appreciate the patience and kindness you showed, especially as buses were slowed by the rain and car rider lines grew long.

CCSD Promotes #SafeCherokee Message with New Video Safe Cherokee video still 2018

We need your help in spreading an important message as our students head back to school: #SafeCherokee  Please check out this brief video - http://bit.ly/CCSDSafeCherokee - featuring Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds, and a united force of our community’s law enforcement and public safety officers and first-responders. 

CCSD Continues to Exceed State Averages on Georgia Milestones!

For the fourth consecutive year, Cherokee County School District students exceeded State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests!  CCSD has exceeded State averages every year since the tests that measure mastery of Georgia Performance Standards began.

“We are focused on increasing students’ mastery of the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college, career and life,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “These Milestones results show our students and teachers are consistently and successfully getting the job done.  I’m so proud of them, their families and our partners and volunteers -- we’re in this together with the same goal: making our community’s future the best it can be.”     

CCSD Publishes 2018-19 First Day Facts report first day facts image

How many students are expected in CCSD schools this school year?

How many new teachers will be in the classrooms?

Who is my new Principal?

Find the answers to these questions and many more in the 2018-19 First Day Facts publication, which shares new information about the upcoming school year.

CCSD Launches Online Back-to-School Gateway To Replace Paper Forms!

The Cherokee County School District today launches its Back-to-School Gateway, an online system designed to reduce paper waste and wasting parents’ valuable time!

The Back-to-School Gateway is a paperless, online registration system for students already enrolled in CCSD schools that replaces the dreaded stack of “first-day forms” with a quick digital check and update of students’ existing contact and emergency notification information in CCSD’s records system. 

My Stop Bus Tracking System Expands to all CCSD Schools Versatrans My Stop logo

The Cherokee County School District is expanding to all schools its system that allows parents to track their child’s school bus on a smart phone or computer!

The Transportation Department began testing the Versatrans My Stop system last school year, and after a successful pilot, the system will be available to all CCSD parents beginning July 30 – just in time for the first day of school on Aug. 1.

CCSD Introduces MealViewer Website & App Showcasing School Cafeteria Menus MealViewer app logo

The Cherokee County School District will begin offering students and parents a closer look at school cafeteria menus this school year with the new MealViewer To Go app and website.

The system, which launches today, not only lists what’s on the breakfast and lunch menu each day, but includes photos and nutritional information.  The menu for the first day of school is available now through MealViewer, with more menus, photos and nutritional information being added daily in preparation for the start of school.

CCSD Adds Expanded System for Reporting Safety Concerns safeschools alert logo

The Cherokee County School District is adding an expanded system for reporting safety concerns!

The SafeSchools Alert system will allow students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to anonymously report safety concerns by text, email, online message or phone call.  This system will replace the previous anonymous tip hotline.

CCSD High Schools Named to “Best High Schools” List! us news and world report best high schools logo

Four Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list… an increase from three last year!

Creekview, River Ridge, Sequoyah and Woodstock High Schools earned Silver Medal spots on the magazine’s prestigious list based on factors including academic performance, college readiness, graduation rates and success of disadvantaged students.  Only 5,900 of the country’s 20,500 public high schools were named to the list released today.

CCSD School Counselors Learn About Career Options for Students CCSD Counselors explore careers for students

Summer Externship program gives CCSD counselors a peek into careers in local industries

CCSD 2018-19 Open House/Walk-Through Schedule

Class schedules/teacher assignments will be available at each school’s scheduled open house/walk-through event.  These events are July 26-31.

CCSD School Nutrition Wins State Award

 

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CCSD Farm to School program wins kudos

Seven CCSD Students Selected for Model Atlanta Regional Commission Program

Model ARC program gives students insight into regional issues

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CCSD Teachers Serve as 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Readers

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17 CCSD teachers selected to read AP exam essays

River Ridge HS Graduate Wins National Merit College Scholarship Irene Chen

Irene Chen plans to study business at Emory University

CCSD Employees Learn to "Stop the Bleed"

CCSD school nurses and Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services trained more than 300 school employees on how to stop severe bleeding in a victim. paramedic instructs teachers in medical training

Walk Through Date and Time
Announcements for October 3rd

Powder Puff game is TODAY with teacher court before the championship game. Games start at 4pm and there is a $2 entry with concessions available.

Girls that signed up to play in the powderpuff today please stop by Mrs. Lathem’s room #2305 to pick up your shirt. 

Curtains Up on CCSD's High School Theater Season! CHS play poster 10 5 18

Curtains up! CCSD's high school theater season kicks off tonight at Cherokee High School and continues with fall shows from all of our outstanding troupes! #CCSDfam

General Supply List
18 CCSD Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students! national merit commended 2018-19

Eighteen Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation!  

This recognition is based on the high scores the students earned on the PSAT.  Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses that will be awarded in the spring.

Khan Academy
RRHS Fall Festival Fall Fest 18
Attendance Questions
Announcements for October 2nd

Come out and support the Marching Knights TODAY when all Cherokee County High School bands will perform at the Ridge in exhibition.

Congratulations to the Lady Knights softball team for an outstanding season!!!

Announcements for October 9th

The Girls Cross Country team ran away with team awards at Nash Farms Battlefield Cross Country Festival in Henry County on Saturday. The Varsity team placed 1st and was led by Paige Ewald (2nd place), Cayden Crismon (3rd place), Ciera Miles (13th place) and Lily Dery (17th place). Grace Chandler narrowly missed placing in the top 20 as she finished 21st.

Attendance FAQ's
Express Gateway Now Open for Updating Student Information express gateway logo

Express Gateway update portal, the online system for parents to change address, phone, email or important information for students, is now available. 

Bus Information
Brand New RRHS Drama Production this month!

RRHS Drama Proudly Presents an original production!

18 and life

Want to Celebrate a Birthday?
CCSD's "Kickin' It With Kale" for Farm to School Month! Jaxsen Waldrop and Kale

CCSD is participating in Georgia’s Farm to School month celebration with special menu items including a Kickin’ it with Kale salad on Wednesday!  

The fresh kale, cranberry and apple salad will be available throughout CCSD cafeterias as a side choice at lunch on Wednesday, with students encouraged to try kale, a vegetable that may be new to them. 

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October 1 Newsletter
RRHS Homecoming 2018 rrhs HoCo

Information for the 2018 River Ridge Homecoming week activities, themes and more! 

Change to School Meals Pre-Payment System
Homecoming Parade Needs You
Peer Tutoring is Back
River Ridge Hosts the PSAT for all 10th and 11th graders
Are you Linked
CCSD High School Graduation Rate Continues to Climb 2018 Graduation Rate

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate has reached a new high, with 87.4% of the Class of 2018 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school.

Graduation Requirements
CCSD School Nutrition Wins Top Award for Fresh and Healthy Meals! CCSD School Nutrition 2018 Golden Radish Award

The Cherokee County School District for the second consecutive year has earned Georgia’s top honor for preparing and serving fresh, healthy meals to students!

CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, earned the Golden Radish Award at the Platinum Level from the Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics.

Graduation is Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Businesses & Organizations are Invited to Partner Up with CCSD Schools! CCSD Partner Up 2018 invite
End of Year Testing Calendar
Senior Field Trip Field Trip for Seniors
Graduation Contract Now Available
PSAT Available for 9th Graders
2018 Summer School Information
  • Face-to-Face Summer School classes for credit recovery will be offered at Etowah East.  Early Registration will be May 1-25 through each HS counselors’ office.  

Registration will also be offered on Tuesday, June 5th from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m at Etowah East.

 

  • Virtual Credit Recovery will be offered at each high school.  Registration will be May 1st – 25th at each HS counselors’ office.  Registration will also be open on Tuesday, June 5th from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m at each high school.
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  • Forms for both types of Summer School
RRHS Tardy Policy 2018-2019
Bus Safety Information School Bus Title

The information below will be discussed during homeroom. 

 

Be safe around the buses

 

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River Ridge Tutoring Schedule Now Available
#RRuKnighted RRHS Social Media Promo

Follow River Ridge on your favorite social media sites to stay informed on all the latest at the Ridge!

Featuring new RRHS Instagram and Twitter accounts!

 

Send a Birthday Wish Through Our Electronic Sign
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School Food Lunch Accounts Information
Important Information for River Ridge Students and Parents
U.S. News awards River Ridge High School a Silver Medal

River Ridge High School is ranked #1773 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.