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Riverside High School

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Principal: Joel County
Address: 3218 Rose of Sharon Road Durham, NC 27712
Hours of Operation : 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Phone : (919) 560-3965
Enrollment : 1837
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Philosophy

Riverside is a learning community of students, faculty, staff and parents, where every student is important. Each student is valued as an individual and has the opportunity and responsibility to identify and pursue his/her own abilities, interests, and goals. Graduation has meaning, and all graduates should read, write, speak and solve problems at least at the 12th grade level, be proficient in using technology, and be able to work in a collaborative manner. Values are emphasized, and the following values are intentionally fostered and promoted in all aspects of school life: citizenship, courage, fairness, honesty, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline.

Teaching

The primary focus of the school is student academic achievement. The school operates on a 4x4 block schedule with students take 4 classes each semester.  Riverside is also the site of the district's Engineering Technology pathway. Students in the engineering program take courses in design, engineering principles, digital electronics, civil engineering and architecture, and aerospace engineering.  Additional course offerings include computer engineering technology, engineering drafting, and advanced technology studies.

Advanced Placement (College Board) classes are offered in English, US History, European History, biology, chemistry, physics, calculus (AB & BC) and computer science. A variety of electives are offered through the Career and Technical Education in areas such as: Business Law, Foods and Nutrition, Parenting and Child Development, Clothing Design, Drafting (CAD), and Marketing.

The Pirate's Hook is our award-winning newspaper, and is published monthly. Riverside competes in many men's and women's sports. Additional extracurricular activities include numerous student clubs, dance, chorus, band, and drama productions. The visual arts and photography program has received numerous awards over the years.

Services for Academically/Intellectually Gifted Students

Academically/Intellectually Gifted students are provided honors designated courses in English and Math.

Scores

State ABC Rating :

  • 2010-11: Expected Growth, School of Progress (69.6%)
  • 2009-10: Expected Growth, School of Progress (72.1%)
  • 2008-09: Expected Growth, School of Progress (61.3%)

End-of-Course Test Scores

School Scorecard

NC School Report Card

Directions

From I-40 East:

Exit I-85 North to Hillandale Road. Proceed north on Hillandale until it deadends at Rose of Sharon Road. Turn right onto Rose of Sharon Road. Riverside is on the immediate left.

From I-40 West:

Exit Durham Freeway (Hwy 147). Follow the freeway through Durham. Exit Hillandale Road and proceed north on Hillandale until it deadends at Rose of Sharon Road. Turn right onto Rose of Sharon Road. Riverside is on the immediate left. From I-85: Exit to Hillandale Road. Go north on Hillandale until it deadends at Rose of Sharon Road. Turn right onto Rose of Sharon Road. Riverside is on the immediate left.

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Improvement Plan

Improvement Plan