Did You Know?

  • Ritenour Quick Facts

    • Ritenour is celebrating its 150th year of educating students.
    • The Class of 2018 will be the 100th graduating class from Ritenour High School.
    • More than 6,300 students attend Ritenour schools.
    • Ritenour is fully accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
    • Ritenour teachers average more than 11 years of experience. 
    • Ritenour has earned the national Meritorious Budget Award 15 consecutive years.
    • The Technology Revolution is underway at Ritenour High School (RHS).  Each RHS student receives a Chromebook computer to use both in school and at home throughout the school year.
    • Ritenour’s new district-owned and operated bus system begins serving students in Aug. 2017.
    • Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, all Ritenour school colors are Orange and Black, unifying the colors at all 10 Ritenour schools.
    • The new Husky Academy opens in Aug. 2017.  The Husky Academy serves at-risk youth in grades 5-12 in a non-traditional school setting.
    • Ritenour High School is offering two new exciting course options for the 2017-2018 school year.  The new AMPED (Algebra, Manufacturing Process, Entrepreneurship & Design) and Geometry in Construction classes will allow students to put their math skills to use in real-world situations.
    • The new Ritenour Center for Gifted Education is opening at Ritenour Middle School this year.
    • Ritenour is expanding its International Welcome Center to host both middle and high school students.  The center is designed to meet the needs of immigrant families and English Language Learners and will include even more classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year.   
    • Jodie Wagster, a junior and featured twirler at RHS, earned the title of Missouri State Champion at the 2017 Missouri State Baton Twirling Championships.
    • Diamond Riley, a senior at Ritenour High School, became the first female athlete to become an individual state track & field champion in 2017, setting a state record in the triple jump. 
    • Ritenour High School Leadership students received the 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Students Councils.
    • The Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education is nationally accredited.
    • Ritenour High School is dually accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as nationally accredited through AdvancED.
    • The name “Ritenour” was chosen in honor of J.S. Ritenour – a prominent landowner in the area in the late 1800’s. 
    • Parts of nine municipalities reside within Ritenour’s borders, including:  Breckenridge Hills, Charlack, Edmundson, Overland, St. Ann, St. John, Sycamore Hills, Vinita Park and Woodson Terrace.