It would be safe to say that high school curriculum was established for Hanover kids by the late 1800s,
probably in the 1870s or so. The high school proudly served the residents of Hanover for about 100 years. In the
early 1980s consolidation talks were initiated with nearby Elizabeth (also on this site). Their talks became a reality in
1985 with the creation of the River Ridge School District (http://www.riverridge210.org/) .
The high school building in Hanover was used for the River Ridge grade school from 1985 until 2003. It
was in 2003 when a new, all-inclusive school complex was built between the towns of Hanover and Elizabeth. The Hanover
school building is now used as a community center for the Hanover Township Park District.
Hanover High School Quick Facts
River Ridge School District (Hanover)
School nickname: the
School colors: Red
School Fight Song: "Our Director"
Thank you to Brian Callahan
Hanover High School. Go Hanover High.
A... N... O... V... E.. R.
Oh, here's to our dear high school.
Lets treat her right.
We've got a team that always wins a fight.
Rah, Rah, Rah.
to our dear fellows doing their best.
a victory for H. H. S. !!