River Valley High School (Bidwell, Ohio)

River Valley High School
8785 State Route 160

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United States
Coordinates38°54′53″N 82°16′53″W / 38.91472°N 82.28139°W / 38.91472; -82.28139Coordinates: 38°54′53″N 82°16′53″W / 38.91472°N 82.28139°W / 38.91472; -82.28139
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
School districtGallia County Local School District
SuperintendentJude Meyers
PrincipalT.R. Edwards
Enrollment486 (2016-17)
Color(s)Silver and Black
Athletics conferenceTri-Valley Conference - Ohio Division
Team nameRaiders
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
WebsiteSchool website

River Valley High School is a public high school near Bidwell, in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is one of two high schools in the Gallia County Local School District, the other school being South Gallia High School. Their nickname is the Raiders. The school has been rated "Excellent" two years in a row on the state report card making it one of the highest ranked schools within several counties.[citation needed] In August 2009 the current RVHS facility was officially opened, taking the place of the previous RVHS located in nearby Cheshire. The new location places River Valley High School just a short distance from its main feeder school, River Valley Middle School (formerly known as Bidwell-Porter Elementary). The 2009–10 school year was the first to take place in the new building, with the Class of 2010 being the first class to graduate, and the Class of 2013 being the first to complete all four years of their secondary education at the new building.

The school opened in the fall of 1992 after consolidation of Crown City Hannan Trace, Cheshire Kyger Creek, Vinton North Gallia, and Patriot Southwestern. River Valley has over 435 students and a staff of 42. The student to teacher ratio is 13 to 1. Two languages are offered, French and Spanish. Also, River Valley High School was named Grand Champions at the Ohio State Beta Convention each year from 2006 to 2011.

In 2019, the River Valley High School Alumni Association was created. The Alumni Association will have 3-4 events yearly, including around Homecoming and the end of the School Year. The Association established a River Valley High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, and gave out the first two scholarships in 2020.


The Raiders are members of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Tri-Valley Conference, a 16-member athletic conference located in southeastern Ohio. The conference is divided into two divisions based on school size. The Ohio Division features the larger schools. including River Valley, and the Hocking Division features the smaller schools.

Sports at River Valley

  • Wrestling
  • Football
  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Band
  • Color Guard

See also

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