• Carter RiversideEnergy Star

    School Mascot: Eagle

    School Colors: Red, Blue, and White

    School Fight Song: The Red and Blue

    August 1935 

    The ground is broken for a new high school in the Riverside community; thousands attend a sunrise groundbreaking ceremony.

    September 15, 1936

    Riverside High School opens its doors to senior high and junior high students.

    The Eagle, our school mascot, originated from Dr. Daniel Eagle. The Eagle family was influential in Riverside community education for many years. Dr. Eagle built the first one-room Riverside school in 1876 for his grandson, George Eagle; in addition, he was instrumental in the crusade to build a high school in the Riverside community.

    January 28, 1937

    Sixteen mid-term graduates receive their first diplomas from Riverside High School. Did you know that the academic level only went to the eleventh grade back in those days?

    February 1941

    The school board changed the name of the school to Amon Carter Riverside High School in honor of the Fort Worth civic leader. Students and community members protested at first, but the change was eventually accepted.


    First Homecoming held; Ex-Student's Association organized.


    Riverside Junior High School opened for grades 7 through 9, relieving overcrowding at Amon Carter Riverside High School.

    Mid 1950's

    Band Hall and Shop Wing were built, as well as the Athletic Field House.


    Spring commencement exercises include the Star-Telegram Publisher Mr. Amon G. Carter Sr. who is supposed to have received an honorary diploma. Mr. Carter never finished school, but he was instrumental in establishing Texas Tech University.

    Fall 1958

    Carter went to the state quarterfinals in football.

    Fall 1959

    Carter went to the state semifinals in football.


    Carter finished second in the 4A State track meet.


    Carter Baseball made it to the State Semifinals.


    The largest ever graduating class has 211 students.


    A new gymnasium was built.


    The building is air-conditioned.


    The auditorium painting "Sacred Birds", a gift to Carter Riverside from Amon G. Carter, is sold for over $50,000 and the proceeds are used to establish a scholarship fund.


    The school board announced plans to close Carter Riverside; the community rallied and unites to keep the school open.


    A historical marker was placed on the front lawn of the school.


    The 50th-Anniversary celebration drew hundreds.


    A new northwest wing was built.


    Carter Riverside again made it to the playoffs in football.


    Summer reunion activities drew over 700 former graduates back to the campus to celebrate the All 50's Reunion.


    The high school band increased to over 100 marching members and the re-institution of the ROTC program enrolls 130 students.


    Carter Riverside Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the School.


    Carter Riverside went under renovation for the new 700 Building.  


    Carter Riverside took part in a district bond for new renovations for the new 1000/2000 Building.

     Principals of Amon Carter Riverside High School

    Robert W. Records 1936 - 1944

    T. E. Wentworth 1944 - 1949

    Hague L. Lindsay 1949 - 1967

    Lawrence H. Dixon 1967 - 1975

    Jack Bass 1975 - 1985

    Sam Peterson 1985 - 1997

    Alberto Gonzalez 1997 - 2004

    Maria Sanchez 2004 - 2011

    Greg Ruthart 2011 - 2021

    Victor Alfaro 2021 - Present