Principal's Message


Hello, Panther Nation!

I would like to welcome you to the Ridgeland High School website, and thank you for your support of our Ridgeland Panthers. As principal, I am so excited to lead my alma mater (Class of 1990). Being a Panther is a true privilege. Our administrators, teachers, and staff embrace the importance of developing leadership skills in our students so that, upon graduation, they are prepared to become productive leaders within our communities.

As we stand united at Ridgeland High School, we pledge to embody the indomitable spirit of the Panther, transforming lives and leaving an everlasting impact. With the power of our mantra, "Unleash the Power," and guided by our core values, we will cultivate an environment where students, teachers, and the community can soar to new heights.Together, we will shape a future filled with inspiration, achievement, and a lasting legacy, empowering generations of Panthers to come. Our Core Values consist of Service, Unity, Resilience, Growth and Excellence.
Ridgeland High School also embraces our Walker County mission is for all students to graduate, ready for college, ready for work, and ready for life. The traditions and communities that surround Ridgeland High School help justify the hard work and dedication of our amazing staff and students. We strive for our students to get connected within our Panther Nation. We have so many fine arts programs, athletic teams, CTSOs, and clubs to engage them to enhance their high school experience.

It is truly a privilege to serve the communities of Ridgeland. At Ridgeland, we believe that all students can succeed, and we recognize the importance of building relationships with our Panthers. From academics to behaviors, we strive to be the best parent we can be for each student while they are here at school. It is a great time to be a Panther!

Go Panthers!

Karen Wooden Hughes


Ridgeland Update - Back to School 2023