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.
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
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