What happens when you take high academic standards, legendary athletics, dynamic specialized programs, and a culture that emphasizes leadership and service to others? You get Riverside High School. Founded in 1927, Riverside was the first high school in Duval County to offer early college credit. We continue to make historic gains in helping students reach their potential. Whether the next step is college, military service, or a career, Riverside is a bastion of preparation and support. In our nearly 100 years of service to Jacksonville, we are stronger and more dedicated than ever to the success of our students.

Why Parents Love Riverside High

Parents have been turning to our school to help their teens reach their goals for generations. Our students routinely accomplish what was once considered impossible — graduating high school with an two-year college degree already completed in our Dual Enrollment Program with local universities. Maybe your teen is into 3D modeling and robotics. Our Engineering Program is right for them. Students get a rigorous yet rewarding experience learning critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.  Additionally, our AVID course helps students pick up vital college habits and thinking styles.

Why Students Love Riverside

There’s a place for everyone at Riverside High. Our early college and college prep programs give students a tremendous head start before they head to college. Students who need more academic support have endless resources available to help them succeed. Our goal is for every student at Riverside High to be challenged, encouraged, inspired, and given the help needed to soar.

Leadership is important to our school culture. We find students thrive on the confidence placed in them, and their ingenuity and dedication contribute to our school’s success. There are also endless clubs, treasured arts programs, and high-performing sports programs.

What Your Children Will Learn

Whether your child has plans for college or not, our focus on college and college-style learning benefits our students in all aspects of their lives. Whatever they plan to study or achieve beyond Riverside, our students receive coaching on the college mindset, goal setting, and work habits that they can continue to use beyond a formal educational setting. We aim for all students to build trust in themselves, learn something new every day, and go onward to make us proud.

Why We're Unique

Teens from all over Jacksonville come to us simply because they were ready to start their college journeys ahead of schedule. While Riverside has continued to distinguish itself for its engineering and dual enrollment programs, we also offers everything our students need to become leaders in the world’s most cutting-edge fields and their communities. If you want to see your child become the best version of themselves, the opportunity awaits at Riverside High. Schedule a tour now to learn more.

My favorite part of the school is the environment where our children are not just tolerated..they’re celebrated! I love the fact that there is a strong family connection. The teachers at Riverside High School treat our children like they are their own.” – Monique Tookes, Parent

Every Student. Every Day.

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