The Riddle School District has provided education for area students for more than 130 years, teaching students the skills and offering opportunities that prepare them for life.


Whether students are learning to weld, how to collect scientific data, or are exploring arts, music and other interests, Riddle staff and the district are committed to providing an excellent, well-rounded education to prepare our students for their futures.


Both of the schools in Riddle are older than 60 years. The Riddle Jr./Sr. High School’s main building, is the third school on the site since the district’s 1884 founding, and was built in 1935 to house all grades. The current elementary school was built in 1949. Locker rooms and upstairs classrooms were added onto the main high school, north of the gymnasium, in 1959. In 1963, the brick annex at the high school was added.


Riddle Junior/Senior High School serves seventh through twelfth grade. The school mascot is the Irish.


Riddle Elementary School serves kindergarten through sixth grade. The school mascot is the Panthers.

Our Mission

At Riddle schools, we provide students with the opportunities and skills to become strong leaders, effective workers, positive communicators, and citizens of the world. These skills include critical thinking, group work, leadership, problem solving, communication, organization, developing positive relationships, developing positive character, technology, memorization of information, locating information, and application of information.

Our Local History & Chamber

Riddle was founded in 1893 by John B. Riddle.  John named the city for his ancestors, the William H. Riddle family from Springfield, Illinois who settled on one of thirteen land claims that were made available in the Cow Creek Valley in 1851. The Cow Creek Valley was also referred to as the Missouri Bottom and was 4 miles long and 2 miles wide.  The Donation Land Claims were 320 acres in size and by 1852 nearly all of these fertile agricultural lands were claimed. Click the photo to read more at www.riddleoregon.com.


The Riddle Area Chamber of Commerce website can be found at http://chamber.riddleoregon.com


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   Riddle School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Accessibility Statement - The Riddle School District is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content. We are currently in the process of upgrading our site to meet all requirements. For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the Riddle School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Non-Discrimination Policy page.

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