Riverside High School

"Home of the Panthers"

Upcoming Events

***Attention Parents: Parent Surveys were sent home with students in grades K-12 on Wednesday, March 6, concerning the climate and overall perception of the schools. Please take a moment to complete the brief survey and return to your child's school as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance!

  • March 14: 1st Block - Junior Pre-ACT paperwork

2nd Block & 7th Period

  • March 15: 1st & 2nd Blocks - Beta Games

College Trip - TN Tech (Ayers)


  • April 2: Junior ACT test

9th & 10th Grades - ACT Practice test

12th Grade - Job Shadow

  • April 5: Senior Banquet
  • April 9: Math Competition @ FHU
  • April 10: EOC TEST--English 1--Writing
  • April 11: EOC TEST--English 2--Writing
  • April 12: HOSA Games
  • April 15: EOC TEST--US History--Writing

Welcome From The Principal!

We are proud to be Riverside Panthers! For more than 50 years, Riverside High School has offered outstanding educational and extracurricular opportunities. I am sincerely honored to serve our students, parents, faculty, and community as the Principal of Riverside High School.

At Riverside, we are building a culture for post-secondary success. RHS has consistently been among the Top 10 high schools in Tennessee for college attendance. We value our partnerships with the Ayers Foundation, the University of Tennessee at Martin-Parsons Center, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson to provide our students quality access to post-secondary learning experiences.

The Riverside Faculty and Staff have high expectations for all students. We are dedicated to the success of our students through quality instruction, collaboration, and professional learning. Thank you for visiting our website. You are welcome to contact us to learn more about RHS. Go Panthers!

Hugh A. Smith



The mission of Decatur County Riverside High School is to provide our students success in learning. We are dedicated in serving the unique academic, physical, and social needs of students who are in a special and critical period of their lives as they prepare to enter into adulthood. We work cooperatively with parents, students and community members to help students become productive citizens of society and embrace lifelong learning in a safe and positive environment.


We are committed to a strong and comprehensive educational program and learning environment which enhances self-esteem, optimizes each child’s potential, develops a lifelong love of learning, builds personal responsibility and accountability, and accentuates individual respect.