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RHHSRiverhead High School


700 Harrison Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6727/23




RHS is a comprehensive four-year High School with approximately 1,800 students in grades 9-12. The HS has a teaching and professional staff of about 155 and a very diverse student body.


Points of Pride

"RHS students were accepted to 7 of the 8 Ivy League Colleges in 2012: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania." - Charles Gassar, Guidance Dir.

"RIVERHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT was one of nine LI school districts named to the College Board's AP District Honor Roll in

"PETER COOK was named a National AP Scholar--61 students were named to various levels of the AP Scholar Program."

"RHS physics students took third place at the Regional level of the National Rube Goldberg Meet."

"PETER COOK attended the National Music Festival in 2016."


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Culinary Students Learn from ‘Chopped’ Star

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Riverhead High School culinary students gained insight into the restaurant business on April 11 when they participated in a cooking workshop with Jess Dunne, co-owner of North Fork Roasting Company. 

During the session, Dunne spoke to the students about her business and recent appearance on the Food Network’s “Chopped” series. Students also took part in a cooking session where Dunne showed them how to make avocado hummus and leek and walnut pesto. 

Cadets Inspire Young Students

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Members of the Riverhead High School NJROTC energized and roused Aquebogue Elementary School students during an annual demonstration on March 15 at the elementary school.

The NJROTC cadets performed two impressive military drills, spoke about the ROTC program and interacted with the students by answering individual questions.  



Help for the Homeless

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The Riverhead High School Key Club presented a donation of $250 to Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach on March 2.

Headed up by President Dominic Bossey, the club raised the money through a Homeless Night fundraising event held earlier in the school year. As part of the fundraiser, Key Club members obtained sponsorships to spend a night sleeping in cardboard boxes outside their school. In addition to raising funds for a local cause, the Homeless Night campaign provided an opportunity for students to experience the challenges of homelessness.

Riverhead Top 15 Students Named

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Riverhead High School has announced the top 15 students of its Class of 2018. Each of these individuals earned premier placement in their class through an impressive commitment to academics.  

Leading the group are valedictorian Juliette Lehman and salutatorian Olivia Dickerson.

Juliette has achieved a number of academic accomplishments throughout her school career, in addition to serving as president of the school’s National Honor Society and Math Club as well as captain of the Latin Club. She is also a member of the Latin Honor Society and the Women in Science and Engineering program. She intends to study naval architecture at the Webb Institute in Glen Cove, New York, this fall.

A well-rounded and exemplary student like Juliette, Olivia has also received numerous academic accolades and is a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Key Club, Math Club and Robotics Club. In addition, she is treasurer of the Class of 2018, participates in WISE and is captain of the varsity volleyball team. Dickerson is undecided on her college choice.

Outside of school, both students volunteer for a variety of causes. They are both avid hikers and credit their academic success to focus and determination.

The top 15 are rounded out, in ranking order, by Evelyn Jaffe Kennedy, Olivia Pizzuto, Robert Stahl, Catherine Farrell, Madison Cohen, Keely McCabe, Benjamin Mearkle, Josie Manucha, Lauren Schaefer, Sarah Vunkannon, Avenue Smith, Trinity Sivec and Carla Crump.

The Riverhead Central School District congratulates these students for earning this prestigious placement and wishes them great success as they finish out the year and begin their postsecondary plans.

Riverhead Youth Take a Stand Against Substance Abuse

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The members of the Riverhead Youth Coalition recently showcased their robust substance abuse public awareness campaign at the Long Island Prevention Resource Center’s annual networking luncheon at the Bayport-Blue Point Library.

During the presentation, the Riverhead students in grades 7-12 shared their experiences with the audience of substance abuse professionals, highlighted their innovative public awareness campaigns and displayed the results of their research on the latest trends in e-cigarette use.

The students, who have pledged to lead a substance-free lifestyle, meet every other week to record public service announcements and coordinate medication take back events with the Riverhead Police Department and the DEA. They also participate in Project Sticker Shock, in which they place brightly colored stickers on cases of beer to warn customers about penalties related to buying alcohol for minors. 

Currently, the coalition members are working to conduct scans within the community to identify retailers that sell and aggressively advertise e-cigarettes. They are sharing their knowledge with local leaders in an effort to curtail e-cigarette usage among teens.  

The three-year-old Riverhead Youth Coalition is sponsored by the Riverhead Community Awareness Program and overseen by Cynthia Redmond, a community prevention specialist at CAP.