About Riverside

  • Principal: Dr. Gloria Woods-Weeks (Welcome Letter 2023-24) (email)

    Address: 3218 Rose of Sharon Road, Durham, NC 27712

    Hours of Operation: 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Phone: (919) 560-3965

    Fax: (919) 560-3798

    Please view our online School Profile

    Our Mission: 

    Riverside High School welcomes, engages, exposes, and empowers a diverse community of learners to foster critical thinking and prepare students for lifelong learning and engaged global citizenship.

    Our Vision 

    Riverside High School graduates will possess the skills to be both self-reliant, global citizens, and positive, contributing members of their communities.

    Our Core Values:


    We take pride in our individual and school identities, as we have an impact on both our school community and our larger society. We believe the differences among us make us stronger together and instill passion in us to make a difference. This passion drives our community towards the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our lives.


    We believe integrity is the foundation driving our actions. We do what is right even when no one is looking. We accept responsibility for our actions, successes, and failures.  


    We will build relationships through open and honest communication with all students and families in order to connect each student to learning. These relationships encourage students to put forth their best efforts in challenging and diverse curricula, relevant project-based activities, extracurriculars, and competitive athletic programming.


    We are an effective organization committed to ongoing planning and reflection to ensure progress toward our goals. We are holding ourselves accountable to ourselves and to our community.


    We all are responsible for cultivating an atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning. We promote an optimal learning environment where students of diverse backgrounds are able to succeed. Our community has high expectations of all staff members and expects challenging instruction with the ultimate goal of inspiring students to be lifelong learners.


    We believe in the power of the individual voice. We want to increase the capacity of the individual to make choices and transform those choices into desired actions.