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Riverside High School

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Points of Pride

  • Riverside High School in El Paso, Texas opened its doors in 1969. It is a traditional four-year high school and part of the Ysleta Independent School District. The school sits in El Paso's Lower Valley only a few yards from the Rio Grande and Mexico. In 2015, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) awarded Riverside High school with a Distinction Recognition.

    In the early 1990s, Riverside sent more Hispanics to Ivy League colleges than any other public high school in the country.

    In 1993, activist César Chávez visited the school to talk about his then boycott on grapes to protest the use of pesticides in the fields where poor, Hispanic farm workers labored. He told students the pesticides were affecting the health of the farm workers and their families. Chávez died months after his visit. Nearby César Chávez Academy is named in his honor.

    Notable Graduates:

    Susana Martinez (31st Governor of New Mexico)- class of 1977
    Colonel Rich Morales (Executive Director for the U.S. Army)- class of 1983
    Elizabeth Rivas (Asst. Director of Cardiac Anethesia at UMC Lubbock, TX)- class of 2005
    Shawn Jordan (Professional UFC Mixed Martial Artist)- class of 2003
    Gustavo Reveles (Community Engagement for El Paso ISD)- class of 1993
    Carlos Bustillos (Supervisor Euclid Chemical Company)- class of 1994

    The Ranger Elite Program offers up to 57 college credit hours and is designed for students wishing to amass as many credits as possible while in high school through—

    •  Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
    •  Dual Credit (DC) Courses

     In addition, the T-STEM Academy offers the following full pathways:

    •  Architectural / Civil Engineering
    •  Industrial / Mechanical Engineering
    •  Biomedical Science

    Coming for the 2017-2018 school year:

    •  Computer Science & Programming
    •  Socratic Teacher Prep Program

    Click here for more information on courses offered at Riverside High School.

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