Parents and students, due to construction that is taking place on campus, parking and student drop-off/pick-up procedures have changed. Please view the two videos below (clickable links ) to familiarize yourself with the procedures.


Parking Procedure 

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedure

(updated 1/4/18)




Quick Links

Panther Gear (Online portal where you can find, shirts, hoodies, and other fantastic items to show your support for RHS. 

Items can also be purchased at RHS at the Panther Den)

Parent and Student Resources   (Powerschool, PBIS Matrix, Georgia Performance Standards, and Student Handbook)  

Online learning/Odysseyware Login

RHS Research Site (This site provides quick access to sites that will assist students in all subjects in conducting research and writing research papers/essays)

RHS Stem Program

Work Based Learning Site for RHS Students

2018-19 School Calendar


Monthly News Letters



Ridgeland High School, located in Rossville, GA, is nestled in the Georgia ridges just below Lookout Mountain. Several communities are represented in the student body including Flintstone, Lookout Mountain, Fairview, Chickamauga, High Point, Kensington, McLemore’s Cove, and the city of Rossville.  Our school is located 4.1 miles from the city of Fort Oglethorpe and 2.5 miles from the Tennessee/Georgia border. The site location is a rural area that sits next to the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park.

Ridgeland High School was founded in 1989 and was formed as a result of merging two high schools: Chattanooga Valley High School and Rossville High School. The feeder school patterns are comprised of both Rossville Middle School and Chattanooga Valley Middle School; Cherokee Ridge Elementary School, Rossville Elementary School, Fairyland Elementary School, Chattanooga Valley Elementary School, and Stone Creek Elementary School.

Ridgeland High School operates under the concept of academization. Every student is a member of an educational academy: Cyber Academy, College and Career Academy, Freshman Academy, Honors Academy, Sophomore Academy, and STEM Academy. Each academy strives to build relationships and offer flexible options to meet the learning needs and goals of all students. The educational focus is to teach the curriculum at a high level of academic rigor, and customize learning by providing remediation, enrichment, and acceleration.

The mission of Ridgeland High School and Walker County Schools is to ensure that all students graduate ready for college, ready for work and ready for life!

Students of the Week for 9/9/19!!

Congratulations to this week’s (9/9/19) Students of the Week: Madyson Waddell, Trinity Deane, Aiyana Cummings and Michael Waddell. Pictured from left to right are Madyson Waddell, Trinity Dean, Aiyana Cummings (Michael Waddell not pictured).

JROTC visited the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama

JROTC visited the beautiful Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery Alabama last week. This was a fantastic trip to learn more about this important history in America and a chance to visit the birthplace of this movement. As always, our Cadets enjoyed the opportunity to travel and to continue building friendships.

Students of the Week for 9/3/19!!

Congratulations to this week’s (9/3/19) Students of the Week! Pictured from left to right are Sierra Trew, Danny Engle, Maribel Lucas, and Ivory Bivens.

It’s all Greek to me…

The pictures below show Mrs. Hawks’ English II class with their Greek theater masks. The class was involved in a project studying the characteristics of Greek tragedies and the process involved in creating a tragic hero through the study of the Greek hero Oedipus.

Mind blowing fun with the RHS AP Psychology class

Don’t be afraid, they’re professionals…AP Psychology kids and their brain caps that they created in Dr. Bandy and Mrs. Jagger’s class.

RHS Class of 2023 Commitment  to Graduate Ceremony

The annual tradition of freshmen signing a banner to pledge their commitment to graduating took place today at the Commitment to Graduate Ceremony.

It’s time for the annual PB&J challenge

RHS will be going up against Heritage once again this year. Let’s make RHS the champions for the third year in a row!! Donations can be made at the RHS front office or at home matches through September 20. Please only donate peanut butter and jelly that comes in PLASTIC containers. The winning school will receive $1200.


Parents and students, mark your calendars; RHS will be hosting an Open House on August 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

And so it begins….. set those alarms; the first day of school is Wednesday, August 7.

Meet the Panthers night!
Come out and meet the 2019 RHS Panthers football team and coaches Saturday 8/3/19 at 6:00 in the large commons at RHS.

Class of 2020 Seniors Portraits

Class of 2020 Seniors need to have their portraits taken by Prestige Portraits over the summer or at the school on August 13-15.

To schedule an appointment online go to:

To schedule by phone, call 423-892-1332

Summer softball camp

The RHS softball program will be offering a 2 day summer camp this year during June 17 and 18. Click on the  form below for more information and to access the registration form.

Congratulations to Tanner Hill. He signed Tuesday with Cleveland State, becoming a member of the school’s baseball team for the 2019/2020 season.

Launch Program Parent meeting

Interested in attending college while still in high school? Don’t miss the parent meeting on May 21 at 6pm. Please click on the picture below to learn more about the Launch Program.

Click on the pic below to access information about the Launch Program

RHS announces hiring of new Band Director.
It is with great pleasure that the administrative team of Ridgeland High School announces the selection of Mr. Joshua Bloodworth to replace Mr. Rick Chambers to lead the RHS Rhythm of the Ridges Band as Band Director.   Mr. Chambers retires after this year following a decade of stellar service to the students of the Ridgeland community.
Mr. Bloodworth was integral to the growth and success of multiple programs, including the Clarke Middle School Band, the Athens Christian School Band, and most recently, the Chattanooga Central High School Band.  Over the course of these various assignments, Mr. Bloodworth’s students have participated in the GMEA All-State Band, the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival, the University of Georgia January High School Band Festival, the TMEA All-State Band, the ETSBOA All-East Band, the Lee University Honor Band, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Honor Band.
Mr. Bloodworth is a highly heralded director, as evidenced by his selection to conduct the Chattanooga All-County Middle School Band in 2019.  In addition, he has been recognized as a News Channel 9 Educator of the Week for the Greater Chattanooga Area, the Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Month in October 2016, and Chattanooga Central High School’s 2016-17 Margaret Hammack Teacher of the Year Award.
Bloodworth is a native of the north Georgia area, graduating from Gordon Lee High School in 2007.  Ridgeland Principal Karen Hughes is excited about the talent, energy, and enthusiasm that Mr. Bloodworth brings to Ridgeland High School.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and so are final exams!

Senior Exams
May 15th- 1st/3rd Block Exams
May 16th- 2nd/4th Block Exams
9th-11th Exams
May 23rd-1st/3rd Block Exams
May 24th- 2nd/4th Block Exams

EOC testing will be May 6, 7, and 8

Make sure to mark your calendars!

April Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Miller for being selected as the April Teacher of the month at RHS. Thanks for all that you do!

DJ Ball embodies the spirit of athleticism 

Congratulations to DJ Ball for being recognized as one of the “Most positive High School Athletes” in Northwest Georgia. He truly embodies the spirit of athletics.

Terrence Roberts was named by the Ga Athletic Coach Association to the All State Team.

2019 RHS Hall of Fame inductee ceremony.

The Ridgeland High School Athletic Hall of Fame hosted its second annual Ridgeland Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet on
April 20, 2019. The banquet and ceremony included dinner, induction of the second class of the Ridgeland Athletic Hall of Fame, and presentation of the Vonn Bell Athlete of the Year award.Members of Ridgeland’s second class that were inducted into the Hall of Fame were nominated by the community and selected by the hall of fame committee. This year’s hall of fame class included: Michael Jenkins, Sandra Jenkins, David Plummer, Chuck Murphy, Jack Mayo, Heather Stone Williams, Jacob Harris, Craig Parrott, Jerome Foster, Peggy Berry, Nelson Bowers, and Cody Cope.
Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, coaches from all sports at Ridgeland have participated in a student athlete of the month program.All students who received the athlete of the month award are eligible to receive the Vonn Bell Athlete of the Year Award. This year’s Vonn Bell Award Finalists for 2019 were: Jacob Mariakis, Tanner Hill, LeTerrance Roberts, Grayson James, MaKenzie Howard, and Alexis Quarles. The Vonn Bell winners for 2019 were were Jacob Mariakis and Grayson “Cadillac” James.

RHS has got talent!

The FCCLA RHS talent show took place
Friday 19, 2019 during 4th block. It showcased some RHS’s most talented panthers! The proceeds from the ticket sales for the show will go to next year’s community service projects .

You made the memories; the RHS yearbook proves it! 
Order your yearbook today! See Mrs. Hawk in room 209 or purchase online at The price is $75. Last day to buy is Friday, May 3rd.

2019 Ridgeland High School Prom
Prom is this Saturday from 7pm to 11pm at the Venue Chattanooga! The address is 4119 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419. The theme is the Great Gatsby! Dress up in your most hotsy totsy outfit for this glamorous event!  Juniors and Seniors may purchase a ticket in the front office during lunch through this Friday, April 12th. Tickets are $60. Renaissance also offers cheaper prices for good attendance and grades. All student debts must be paid in order to purchase a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. All guests must be approved prior to prom. Please bring your ID to prom. There is no re-entrance to prom.

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day; it’s free at RHS!

Check out a couple of the new items being served up by the RHS Nutrition Department. As always, these and other delicious items are available to all RHS students at NO COST every day for breakfast.

Congratulations to Coach Dr. Ritchie Wood!
He was recently recognized by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association for his outstanding achievements over his last six years at RHS as Head Softball Coach. During this time under his guidance the RHS Softball team has won 100+ games. Thanks for all you do for RHS and its students!

It’s almost time for Prom 2019; make it a night to remember!
Catoosa Prevention Initiative (CaPI) works in our county in the fight against under age drinking and substance abuse.  This year, the Ridgeland High School Administration, along with CaPI, wants our students to make Prom 2019 safe and special!
Parents and students, please view the 15-second PSA  and make it a night to remember!”
Click on the image to view the Prom PSA

Thank you so much!

Candy Hullender, MSA, BSBA, PS

Catoosa Prevention Initiative (CaPI)

GASPS Program Coordinator

March Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Slade Dale Teacher of the Month for March. Thanks for your hard work Coach!

Coach Kip Klein to officially lead the Panther football team as Head Coach
It is with great pleasure that the administrative team of Ridgeland High School announces the selection of Coach Kip Klein to officially lead the Panther football team as Head Coach.  Coach Klein has been an integral part of the growth and success of Ridgeland High School’s health & physical education department, baseball team, and football team for the past two decades.  Coach Klein has served in multiple coaching capacities within the football program, including as Defensive Coordinator for the 2012 GHSA 6AAAA State Finalist team and, most recently, as Assistant Head Coach during Coach Cortney Braswell’s tenure and Director of Football Operations immediately following Coach Braswell’s departure to the University of Louisville.  Coach Klein currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Ridgeland but will resign that position in order to devote his full energies to leading his department and his program. Coach Klein is married to Mrs. Kim Klein, a faculty member of Chattanooga Valley Middle School. Coach and Mrs. Klein have two sons, John and Jacob, both of whom are current students at Ridgeland and members of the Panther football program.  Principal Karen Hughes and Athletic Director Robert Stinson are excited about Coach Klein’s selection and are confident that his enthusiasm, energy, and devotion to the students of the Panther community will bring continuity to the football program and continued success for years to come.

RHS would like to give a  Panther shoutout to our awesome Athletic Trainer

RHS wants to thank our Athletic Trainer, Ms. Elizabeth Eaves, for all she does to keep our athletes in tip top condition!

2019 Spring Flower Sale

Mrs. Parrish’s horticulture classes are hard at work in the greenhouse! The annual Ridgeland Plant Sale will take place, for one day only, on March 30th from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. The sale will be held on the front lawn of RHS.

Click on the link below to see a list of items and prices.

2019 Spring plant sale

8th Grade Parent Night: Transition to High School.

Parents of students that will be starting their first year at RHS in 2019 don’t miss this opportunity.

8th Grade Parent Night: Transition to High School.
Thursday March 14th 6:00-7:30pm in the RHS theater.

Ridgeland High School’s 2018-2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named!

Congratulations to the Ridgeland High School 2018-2019 Valedictorian Molly Thomason and Salutatorian Isabel Dickson! Your years of hard work have not passed unnoticed.

RHS Riflery Team is sighted in on a great season!

Ridgeland’s Riflery Team toppled Gordon Central yesterday (2/27/19),  1088 – 830, tying their school high score for the second time this season.

Ridgeland’s Top Shot was Alexis Quarles who scored 276. Second place was secured by Gage Dunn who scored only one point less, 275. Two points below that was Daniel Barrett with a 273. Rounding out the team in fourth place was Zori Champion who finished with a 263.
The team now prepares for the Area 10 Championship at LaFayette High School next Friday at 5 pm. Come out and support your team!

The We Are One Block Party is taking place at RHS on 3/22/19 from 5-7 p.m.

Click on the picture below for more information


RHS Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Ashlee Hubbard-Heitz for being chosen as the Ridgeland High School Teacher of the Year! Thanks for all of your hard work!

RHS now has new trophy cases courtesy of the STEM program and STEM students!   Great work by great people!

Click on the picture below to see the students hard at work.

Emma Carter signs with Judson College

for the 2019/2020 season as a member of the school’s volleyball team. Congratulations, Emma; you make RHS look good!

Ridgeland celebrated National Girls’ and Women’s Day 

Former RHS student and athlete Latrice McLin spoke to the celebrants. Ms. McLin played basketball at RHS and later went on to play for Florida State.

JROTC Cadets went caving Friday 2/1/19 at the Raccoon Mountain Caverns. 

A three hour adventure with over three miles of climbing, crawling, bending, sliding, and exploring!

Congratulations to Mr. Kelly Terry for bing chosen as the RHS Teacher of the Month for January. 

It’s teachers like Mr. Terry that make RHS a great school.


We are so proud of our RHS Indoor Winterguard.

They competed in their first competition at LFO this past weekend and won 1st place in the Novice class. Their performance was so impressive that the SAPA judging panel bumped them up to compete in the Scholastic Regional A Division starting at their next competition.

This is only their second year to compete, and they knocked it out of the ballpark! Once again, Ridgeland students have shown that they are second to none!

Congratulations to Cecilia Allen who is the senior class STAR student.

Miss Allen had the highest SAT score in the class! Miss Allen chose Mr. Darren Crutcher as her STAR teacher.

For more information about the STAR program, click below:


The RHS panther’s basketball program celebrated Senior Night Tuesday 1/22/19 during their match up with Heritage High School.

RHS Press Release – Coach Braswell Departing Ridgeland for the University of Louisville

Coach Cortney Braswell has accepted the position of Defensive Quality Control Coach at the University of Louisville in the NCAA’s Atlantic Coast Conference after one season as Ridgeland High School’s Football Head Coach.  The Walker County Board of Education, Superintendent Damon Raines, and Ridgeland’s Administrative Team are grateful for Coach Braswell’s service to the Panther Nation and are excited about his opportunities to pursue his passion for football at the next level.  During the 2018 season, Coach Braswell led the Panthers to an 8-4 overall (5-1 region) record, with Region 6-AAAA Runner Up honors and monumental wins over Sandy Creek, Northwest Whitfield, Heritage, and Flowery Branch.

Current Assistant Head Coach Kip Klein will assume responsibility for all football operations as Ridgeland’s Administration considers the football program’s direction for the 2019 season. 

RHS Wresting Senior Night was a success! 

Thank you for your support Friday 11/30/2018 The wrestlers loved seeing you in the stands. The Ridgeland wrestlers defeated Dade County 54-22 and beat Northwest Whitfield 36-31. 

Greyson “ Cadillac” James signs with Georgia Southwestern State University as a member of the 2019 Hurricanes Softball Team!

RHS is deemed the Area High School Champion of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank PB&J Challenge for 2018!

RHS is the Synvous PB&J overall champions!!
Students, faculty, parents, and friends raised the most PB&J of all the area high schools. The donations go to help the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

Click on the image below for more information.

Congratulations to Cecilia Allen for being chosen as the Rossville Exchange Club Student of the Month

Click on the picture to see Mrs. Allen’s acceptance speech.


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