THE website forRJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends!You are at the right place to learn about what great things are happening at RJR, as well as information on the Class reunions (we have been informed of), and of the various initiatives of your RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends organization and the RJR Staff. Also, we offer links to on-line videos of recorded school performances staged at Reynolds Auditorium (such as concerts performed by RJR's Band, Orchestra and the Choirs, as well as students participating in dance, piano and guitar, as well as students performing in the yearly school play, as well as other events such as the Key Club Follies).Reynolds High School became an Arts Magnet school is 2007. Since then...
The words today are the same as in 1949 when they were first written:
- Graduation rates have increased from 63% in 2007 to 87.4% in 2019 (and it should be noted that the State changed the way graduation rates are reported. RJR's graduation rate is above the district and state average).
- College attendance rates have increased from 74% in 2008 to 87% in 2019!
- Dropout rates have decreased from 7.3% in 2008 to 1.96% in 2018!
- Scholarships have increased from $8.5 million is 2009 to $11 million in 2019!
Amid the pines she proudly stands!CONGRATULATIONS to the RJ Reynolds High School Class of 2022If you would like to receive periodic updates from the RJR Alumni, merely send an email to RJRdirectory@aol.com (with the subject line of "add me to the list"). Also, please inform your classmates about this website....so that a lot more of the 40,666 Reynolds High School alumni (as of 2021-2022) will know what great things are taking place "amid the pines."Our website has recently been updated.Articles posted on it have now been categorized.You can click on the following links to view all of the posted articles.Below are the most recently posted articles...A video of the recorded Q&A interview between RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening and RJR Principal Calvin Freeman that was staged at the RJR Multi-Class Reunion held at Little Richard's Barbecue on September 18thA plan has been created that will greatly expand the Demon Pantry (which exists to immediately give food to students who come to school hungry). Once completed, this project will FOREVER end the problem of there being hungry students at RJR!A RJR Alumni fund who's dollars are controlled solely by the RJR Principal has changed names from the Leslie Fund to the Calvin FundDetails of the special plans that have been made for RJR's Oct. 7th Homecoming Game for RJR's Alumni...including reunions of past members of the Dancing Boots and RJR's Cheerleading/Cheer teams
Due to a LOT of hard work put in by a LOT of people, RJR and its campus looked GREAT on the first day of classes for the 2022-2023 school year. See some of the sights seen by the students on the first day of classes.the winners of the 2 RJR Alumni $1,000 Scholarships for 2021-2022 and the RJR Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022 (who received $1,000 from the RJR Alumni) have been announcedThe 2021-2022 RJR Class of 1968 Memorial Scholarship (now worth $32,000 over 4 years) has been awarded to Jarod BrownFor the FOURTH consecutive year, RJR was named a National Magnet School of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America organizationReynolds High School is searching for pictures and/or videos of past football players in their uniforms, so they can create a video celebrating 100 years of RJR football. Click on this link to learn the details.Below are permanently posted articles...Learn now how to permanently name a seat (or seats) at Reynolds Auditorium, and at the same time help create an endowment for the AuditoriumA listing of the various ways you can make a tax deductible donation to the "RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" organization
A listing of the students receiving RJR Alumni $1,000 scholarships, as well as the RJR Staff members being awarded $1,000 by the RJR Alumni for being selected as the Teacher (and in some years Principal) of the Year. (Each honoree has their picture shown, as well as their answers to questions posed by RJR Alumni President Harry Corpening. This list covers the last 12 school-years).
Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" organization: click here ( * ) to send an e-mail to Harry Corpening (who is the President of this organization). Please put "RJR alumni" in the subject line.