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Riverside High School (Loudoun County, Virginia)

Riverside High School (RVHS) is a public secondary school in the Leesburg subdivision Lansdowne, Virginia, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Riverside High School
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Riverside High School is located in Northern Virginia
Riverside High School
Riverside High School
Riverside High School is located in Virginia
Riverside High School
Riverside High School
Riverside High School is located in the United States
Riverside High School
Riverside High School
19019 Upper Belmont Place

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20176
Coordinates39°05′26″N 77°29′36″W / 39.0906644°N 77.4932563°W / 39.0906644; -77.4932563
Information
School typePublic high school
MottoRespect, Advocate, Motivate, Serve
Founded2015
School districtLoudoun County Public Schools
PrincipalDoug Anderson
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,803 Students[1] (2018-2019)
LanguageEnglish
CampusSuburban
Color(s)     Royal blue,      red, and      silver
MascotRams
Communities servedLansdowne
University Center
Belmont Country Club
One Loudoun
Ashbrook Commons
Feeder schoolsSeldens Landing Elementary, Newton-Lee Elementary, Steuart W. Weller Elementary, Belmont Ridge Middle School
Rival SchoolsIndependence High School
Heritage High School
Freedom High School
Woodgrove High School
Athletic ConferenceDulles District
East Region
Website

The school is part of Loudoun County Public Schools and is located on 19019 Upper Belmont Place in Leesburg, Virginia. Riverside High School serves Lansdowne, Belmont Country Club, One Loudoun, Ashbrook Commons, and University Center.

HistoryEdit

Riverside opened in 2015, with its student body coming from Belmont Ridge Middle School, Stone Bridge High School, Broad Run High School, and Tuscarora High School. The school's capacity is at around 1,800 students.

During the first year, there were nearly 854 students from 9th through 11th grade; seniors stayed at Stone Bridge, Broad Run, or Tuscarora. The following year, the number of students increased to 1,317 students due to the attendance of the freshman class of 2020.

Schedule informationEdit

Riverside High School is open from 9:15 am until 4:03 pm on all school days. Loudoun County schools are open later than neighboring jurisdictions such as Fairfax County and Prince William County where most schools open considerably earlier.[2][3]

Riverside operates on an 8 period block schedule alternating each day, which are designated as A and B days. Periods 1–4 are on A days (all class periods in order); and periods 5–8 are on B days. Though there are eight periods, all students have a mandatory study hall period which is on one of these days (A/B) and periods. Some students, usually seniors or juniors (who must take a marketing co-op class) may obtain exemptions to leave school early.

AcademicsEdit

AccreditationEdit

Riverside High School is fully accredited based on its performance on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia since its opening in 2015.

CurriculumEdit

Riverside High School offers a comprehensive curriculum to all of its students. Most students take a standard curriculum, but the school is also a member of the Advanced Placement program, ESL courses for those who are learning English as their second language, and special education courses for students with learning disabilities. Some students also elect to take classes at the Loudoun Academy of Science for math and science courses or the C.S. Monroe Technology Center for vocational courses.

RVHS offers a wide variety of elective courses in a wide variety of areas, including Marketing, Technology, Art, Music, and Advanced Physical Education (for 11th and 12th graders only).

DemographicsEdit

Fine artsEdit

Riverside is a blue ribbon school after obtaining all superiors at the 2017 District Assessments.

DramaEdit

Riverside's drama department puts on annual shows. In the 2016–17 school year, Alice in Wonderland, Full Moon, and Willy Wonka were performed.

BandEdit

Riverside's band program includes a marching band, a jazz ensemble, and a concert band. Riverside band obtained a superior rating at the 2017 District Assessment. The Riverside Marching Rams won the Group 1A Virginia State Championship on October 21, 2017 at the USBands Virginia State Championship in Virginia Beach, VA. The Riverside Marching Rams won the Group 2A Virginia State Championship and placed second overall on October 20, 2018 at the USBands Mid-Atlantic Championship in Towson, MD.[4]

Marching Assessments
Year Show Name Rating
2015 Rise of the Ram Excellent
2016 Arabian Dreams Excellent
2017 Portraits of Jazz Excellent
2018 Adventure Awaits Superior
[5]

OrchestraEdit

Riverside's orchestra program includes an intermediate and advanced orchestra. Riverside orchestra obtained a superior rating at the 2017 District Assessment.

ChorusEdit

The choir program is made up of the advanced vocal ensemble, men’s choir, and women's choir. Riverside choir obtained a superior rating at the 2017 District Assessment.

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

Riverside's DECA program won first place at the 2016 DECA International Career Development Conference (School-Based Enterprise Retail Operations).

AthleticsEdit

The mascot is a ram and the sports teams play in the 4A Dulles District. The Rams' athletic teams have won team state and regional championships in their short history.

Riverside has won 9 state titles, which are:

  • One AAA title for Varsity Competition Cheer in 2016
  • One A title for Marching Band in 2017
  • One AAA title for Varsity Girls Swimming in 2017
  • One AAA title for Varsity Boys Soccer in 2017
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Boys Lacrosse in 2017
  • One AA title for Marching Band in 2018
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Girls Lacrosse in 2018
  • One AAAA title for Boys Tennis in 2018
  • One AAAA title for Boys Lacrosse in 2019

Riverside has won 14 regional titles, which are:

  • One AAA title for Varsity Competition Cheer in 2016
  • One AAA title for Varsity Girls Swimming in 2017
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Girls Lacrosse in 2017
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Boys Lacrosse in 2017
  • One AAA title for Varsity Boys Soccer in 2017
  • One AAA title for Varsity Boys Baseball in 2017
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Boys Lacrosse in 2018
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Girls Lacrosse in 2018
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Boys Tennis in 2018
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Baseball in 2019
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Boys Lacrosse in 2019
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Girls Lacrosse in 2019
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Girls Tennis in 2019
  • One AAAA title for Varsity Boys Tennis in 2019

State championshipsEdit

Marching Band State Championships
Year Winning Team Runner-Up Group
2017[6] Riverside 83.7625 Heritage 83.2125 I A
2018[7] Riverside 89.525 Heritage 89.350 II A
Cheerleading State Championships
Year Winning Team Runner-Up Class
2016 Riverside 272.50 Cave Spring 257.00 AAA
Girls Swimming State Championships
Year Winning Team Runner-Up Class
2017 Riverside 40 Blacksburg 34 AAA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LCPS Cluster Enrollment 2018" (PDF). Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Westfield High School Bell Schedule". Fairfax County Public Schools. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  3. ^ "Forest Park Senior High School Parent Newsletter" (pdf). Prince William County Public Schools. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  4. ^ "USBands Virginia State Championship". USBands. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.vboda.org/index.php/marching-band-assessment.html
  6. ^ http://trigonroad.com/yea/eventDetail.cfm?searchState=&eventID=1693
  7. ^ http://trigonroad.com/yea/schedule.cfm?searchWeek=&eventID=1889&currentYear=2018