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2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

August 3 First Day of School

August 18 School/yearbook picture day (9-11 grades)

August 19 College and Career Readiness Day

9th grade--ACT Benchmark test

10th grade--Career and skills inventory and research

11th grade--ASVAB

12th grade--Senior Year information with the Ayers Foundation

September 5 NO SCHOOL--Labor Day

September 8 NO SCHOOL--Inservice from 9-12:30 & Parent-Teacher Conference from 2 - 6 p.m.

September 9 NO SCHOOL--Staff Development

October 3-7 FALL BREAK

October 18 Senior ACT (FREE during the school day)

November 1 Senior ACT Makeup

November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

Nov 28-Dec 15 Fall EOC Testing Window

December 16 Abbreviated Day--Schools out @ 9 a.m.

Dec 19-Jan 2 Christmas Break

January 3 Teacher Inservice (NO STUDENTS)

January 16 NO SCHOOL--Martin Luther King Day

February 16 NO SCHOOL--Inservice from 9-12:30 & Parent-Teacher Conference from 2 - 6 p.m.

February 17 Staff Development (NO STUDENTS)

February 20 NO SCHOOL--Presidents' Day

March 7 Junior ACT (FREE during the school day)

March 13-17 Spring Break

March 21 Junior ACT Makeup

April 4 Junior ACT Makeup

April 7 NO SCHOOL--Good Friday

April 10 Staff Development (NO STUDENTS)

April 17-May 5 Spring EOC Testing Window

May 19 GRADUATION!!!!!!

May 25 NO SCHOOL--Administration Day

May 26 Last Day of School--Abbreviated Day--Schools out @ 9 a.m.

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GreatSchools.org Honors Riverside High School With 2020 College Success Award

National recognition celebrates high schools that prepare students to succeed in college

Decaturville, TN (October 22, 2020) – Riverside High School is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.

Launched in 2018, the College Success Award honors schools that excel in ensuring students prepare for college, enroll in college, and succeed once they get there. This year, Riverside is among 2,158 award-winning schools from 29 states who have demonstrated a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year, according to available data from each state.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the physical and financial health of the nation, Riverside is ensuring students graduate with the skills and resources to succeed as postsecondary scholars and productive citizens. College- and career-ready graduates are critical to fueling the U.S. economy, as 70 percent of jobs will require a postsecondary degree by 2027. Riverside is one of only 75 schools in Tennessee to receive this year’s College Success Award.

“For the third straight year, the College Success Award recognizes public high schools that are doing a great job preparing students for college and beyond. It is an honor to serve students in such a capacity. This speaks well of the future of Decatur County.” -Dr. Lyndi King, CTE Supervisor.

Despite the unprecedented disruptions to the educational landscape this year, Riverside High School has adopted and upheld many best practices to support their students’ college preparation and success, including providing equitable access to solid education to both the in person and virtual students.

The College Success Award is possible because Tennessee is leading the nation in both collecting and transparently sharing information on how students perform after high school, which is valuable information for families, educators, and policymakers.

“We applaud Riverside High School for prioritizing high-quality public education, putting students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org. “Over the past year, students, parents, teachers, and communities have relied on one another like never before. We congratulate and thank all of these individuals at Riverside for their unwavering pursuit of college success for all students.”

Community members can join GreatSchools.org in celebrating Riverside on social media using #CollegeSuccessAward.

About GreatSchools:

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents with essential information to improve educational opportunities for their child. Using GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school quality information, parents can find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. Thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools offer parents easy-to-use resources to support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders and policymakers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.


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.