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S. H. Rider High School
4611 Cypress Avenue
Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310
United States
School type Secondary
Principal Judy McDonald
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 mascot is the Rider Raider.

The Alma Mater was written by the school's choral director, Donald B. Cowan who taught at Rider for 32 years.

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.

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.


Rider High School has long had a rivalry with Wichita Falls High School, locally know 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.

Student demographics[edit]

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 schools attendance rate has rested consistently at 95% for years.

2006–07 Accountability rating[edit]

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

RHS alumni results on College Board tests[edit]

As published in the WFISD 2007–2008 handbook it is revealed the mean SAT and ACT results of RHS alumni:

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.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Bordow, Scott (May 22, 2014). "D-Backs rookie Chase Anderson on childhood, lawn mowing". Arizona Republic. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ryan Brasier Statistics and History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kinney, Makayla (November 7, 2012). "Frank plans to maintain job growth". The Wichitan. Midwestern State University. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "KHARI LONG". The Pro Football Archives. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Gholson, Nick (August 25, 2011). "Rider's 50 Best in 50 Years". Times Record News. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hendren, Mike (May 14, 2014). "Rider Graduate Signs With Titans". KWFS (AM). Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Duncan, Zach (January 13, 2009). "Rider receiver Eric Ward now headed to Texas Tech instead of OU". Times Record News. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 

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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Tiffany Gail Case and Drew Wayne Shinneman were united in marriage on March 15, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Donna Case of Wichita Falls, Texas. Tiffany is a 2007 graduate of S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls.

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