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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]


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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.
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    • 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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  7. ^ Hendren, Mike (May 14, 2014). "Rider Graduate Signs With Titans". KWFS (AM). Retrieved May 27, 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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Ukiah Daily Journal
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:37:30 -0800

Mathew J. Peters of Wichita Falls, Texas, has been selected to the S.H. Rider High School National Honor Society in Wichita Falls, Texas. In order to be selected, a student has to maintain a 3.7 GPA in all honor subjects and receive recommendations ...
Huffington Post
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:26:24 -0700

Heather Johnson · S. H. Rider High School. Its not fatal. Reply · Like. · 10 · August 14, 2014 at 12:53pm. Tamara Manor · Top Commenter. - it IS a fatal disease. those who suffer from mental illness die 25 years earlier than others mostly due to the ...

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Bleacher Report
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:09:19 -0700

... Barrett may catch opposing defenses and NCAA football fans by surprise as a result. The S.H. Rider High School (Wichita Falls, Texas) product was a 4-star recruit and the third-ranked dual-threat QB in the class of 2013, per 247Sports' composite ...
Times Record News
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:53:46 -0700

Currently a wide receiver for the New York Jets, David Nelson was born and raised in the Wichita Falls area, leading Petrolia High School to a Class A state championship in 2002 before playing for S.H. Rider High School starting his junior year, and he ...
Times Record News
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:41:15 -0700

He moved with his parents to Wichita Falls, Texas, and graduated from S. H. Rider High School. He later graduated from North Texas State University, in Denton, Texas. He earned his CPA and worked as an accountant in Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in ...
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:30:19 -0700

... Townview High School, North Dallas JROTC, Bryan Adams High School, Caprock High School, C.E. Ellison High School, Copperas Cove High School, Legacy High School, S.H. Rider High School, Wichita Falls High School, North Mesquite High School, ...
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Times Record News
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:00:00 -0800

She grew up in Wichita Falls and attended school at Jefferson Elementary, Barwise Jr High &. S.H. Rider High School. For college Vicki attended Texas Tech and later graduated from Midwestern State University. Vicki was a proud member of Acappella while ...

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