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RHHSRiverhead High School


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

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Principal: Charles Regan
Assistant Principal: Sean O'Hara
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Assistant Principal: Kellyann Parlato
Assistant Principal: Nicole Taylor

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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Current News

Riverhead Class of 2018 Graduates

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As proud parents, friends, teachers and administrators looked on, the members of the Riverhead Central School District Class of 2018 received their diplomas during the district’s commencement exercises on June 23.

In addition to a flag salute led by the NJROTC, student-musicians sang the national anthem and “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 

The accomplishments of the members of the Class of 2018 were celebrated by a number of speeches. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez encouraged the students to apply their passions for the betterment of society. 

“Be lifelong leaders,” she said. “The road ahead is yours to define.” 

In his commencement address, Principal Charles Regan said, “As you go through life and take up causes, take that next step and make a difference.”

Both valedictorian Juliette Lehman and salutatorian Olivia Dickerson shared memories from their years in the Riverhead Central School District and wished their classmates the best going forward.

“The years ahead will change us, but always be resilient,” Juliette offered. 

“Be excited,” Olivia said. “There are endless opportunities in front of us.”

Also featured was class president Madison Cohen, who spoke about the history of the Class of 2018, and Kimberlyn Ligon, student government body president.

The graduates then approached the stage one by one to receive their diplomas and become alumni of the Riverhead Central School District. The district offers the Class of 2018 best wishes and much success in years to come.


Student Engineers Recognized by Riverhead BOE

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Two Riverhead High School groups that out-engineered teams from across Long Island at the Next Generation STEAM Competition were recognized by the Riverhead Central School District Board of Education on June 19.

During the regular board meeting, the team members presented their winning projects to the audience before being presented with certificates of recognition. 

The first team, made up of students Erick Behr, Kyler Driscoll, Brandon Esobar, Alae Mohammad and Yash Patel, earned first place in the robotics category at the competition for designing and constructing a robot to complete tasks based on a theme of space exploration using a robotics kit called SnappyXO.  

The second team, comprised of students Julia Babicz, Ailie Kinnier, Abigail Morreale and Lesli Maldonado Velasquez, garnered the second-place trophy in the makerspace category. The team was tasked with designing a project that addresses a problem related to space exploration using everyday recycled materials. 

Riverhead High School Hit Recycling Goal

Riverhead High School Hit Recycling Goal photo
Each day, students in the Riverhead High School’s Basic Skills Development program do their part to ensure that the high school is recycling on a regular basis. They work to collect recycling bins throughout the school and sort the items deposited in them. Their hard work has paid off — this year, they beat a recycling goal of 30,000 by recycling 30,550 units of recyclables and 170 used printer cartridges. 

In hitting the goal, the seven-year-old program has now collected a total of 119,680 units of recyclables. All of the recycled items are collected by a carting company with the exception of bottles and cans, which the students redeem at the recycling machines at Stop and Shop. The money garnered is used to purchase educational apps for the students’ iPads, donations to school programs and flowers and plants for the school’s grounds. 

Looking forward, the recycling program’s coordinators, teachers Danielle Burdo and Timothy Page, would like to expand the program by offering recycling in the district’s office with a goal of eventually coordinating a districtwide program.  

Seniors Earn Thousands in Scholarships

Seniors Earn Thousands in Scholarships photo

More than 85 community and memorial academic scholarships were presented to members of the Riverhead High School Class of 2018 during an annual Scholarship Night, held at the high school on May 31. In total, more than $808,550 in scholarships was awarded. “We are very grateful to the community for supporting our students in pursuing their dreams at institutions of higher learning,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez. For a full list of scholarship winners, click here.


Upstanders Spread Message of Kindness

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Members of the Riverhead High School Upstanders Club spread laughter, smiles and messages of kindness to Riverhead Middle School students on June 7 as part of a peer educator program.

Throughout the day, the Upstanders facilitated relationship-building games and activities with middle school students during home and career classes. All of the activities included messages of acceptance, tolerance and kindness. 

Prior to visiting with the middle schoolers, the Upstanders received peer educator training from John Martin, senior health educator with the Suffolk County Department of Health. 

“I am so proud of the Upstanders,” said club adviser Elizabeth Morse. “They have come so far this year.”