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S. H. Rider High School
4611 Cypress Avenue
Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310
United States
School type Secondary
Principal Dee Palmore
Grades 9th12th
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot Rider Raider
Rivals Wichita Falls High School
Hirschi High School

S.H. Rider High School is a public school in Wichita Falls, Texas (USA). It is part of the Wichita Falls Independent School District and is one of the district's three high schools. Located at 4611 Cypress Avenue in southwestern Wichita Falls, the school opened in 1961 and serves students in grades nine through twelve. The school was named for Stephen H. Rider, a long-time educator in the Wichita Falls Independent School District. He was principal of Wichita Falls High School from 1919 to 1949. He died in 1958, two years before ground was broken for the school that bears his name. The school mascot is the Rider Raider, and the Alma Mater was written by the school's choral director, Donald B. Cowan, who taught at Rider for 32 years.

Rider High School has long had a rivalry with Wichita Falls High School, locally known as "Old High". The week of the football games between the two makes news each year, also sparking vandalism, wrecks and attacks from both sides. Rider holds "The Happening", a tradition that happens the day before the Rider-Old High game that marks the end of the district football season and beginning of the play-off season. "The Happening" usually includes pep rallies, barbecues, fireworks, and a parade through the neighborhood surrounding Rider.

As of the 2005–2006 school year, Rider High had a total of 1,779 students (81.6% White, 9.2% Hispanic, 5.6% African American, 3.0% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.6% Native American). 19.5% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged. In 2007 the gross expenditure per student was approximately $4,528. 21% of the student body are listed as low-income while an additional 35.5% are listed as 'at risk'. 11% percent of students are enrolled in the Special Education. 12.4% are listed as members of the Gifted and Talented Association, though notable the campus has no program to accommodate these students to speak of. Less than 1% of students are listed as possessing 'limited' English-speaking skills. The school's attendance rate has rested consistently at 95% for years.

Based on the accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency on August 1, 2007, Rider High is currently rated "Academically Acceptable".

As published in the WFISD 2007–2008 handbook, in the SAT the mean score stands at 527 Math, 518 Verbal, with a composite of 1045; on the ACT, Raiders scored 22.8 on English, 22.6 on Math, 23.6 on Reading, 21.4 on Science, with a 22.7 composite score.

In 2012, the Rider High School Marching Band was invited to participate in the New Year's Day Parade held in London, England. The event was the first of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee which celebrated England's 2012 hosting of the Summer Olympics.

Notable alumni[edit]

Jasmine Brooks, Sprinter for Texas Southern University and 2015 TSU Miss Health and Kinesiology.


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      • Jones, Carolyn (February 4, 1977). "'Man Without Country' Free To Come Home After 10 Years". Wichita Falls Times, pp. 1, 2. Mentions Satin's S. H. Rider graduation. Includes quotes from one of his Rider teachers.
      • Cowan, Edward (February 11, 1968). "Expatriate Draft Evaders Prepare Manual on How to Immigrate to Canada". The New York Times, p. 7. Discusses Satin's work with Vietnam War draft evaders.
    • Reference for political theorist: Cloud, Dana L. "'Socialism of the Mind': the New Age of Post-Marxism". In Simons, Herbert W., and Billig, Michael, eds. After Postmodernism: Reconstructing Ideology Critique. SAGE Publications, 1994, pp. 222–47. Includes extended discussion of Satin's New Age political ideology. ISBN 978-0-8039-8878-1.
    • Reference for author: Olson, Robert (January–February 2005). "The Rise of 'Radical Middle' Politics". The Futurist, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 45–47. Publication of the World Future Society. Review-essay about one of Satin's books. Retrieved October 6, 2014
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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°51′44″N 98°34′10″W / 33.862281°N 98.569506°W / 33.862281; -98.569506

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