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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Richmond City Public Schools is a public school district located in Richmond, VA. It has 23,980 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
301 North 9th St
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone
(804) 780-7700

Richmond City Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
980
518 responses
Average ACT
21
67 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,980
Free or Reduced Lunch
93.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,450
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$324,956,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,441/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%

Richmond City Public Schools Reviews

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I liked the people and some of the teachers that taught me. I gained many friends and relationships. Richmond Public Schools has been a huge community ever since I became part of it in my second grade year. From school walks, bike to school day down to basketball games and such.
Although, Richmond public schools lack in many places for example budgeting. We don't have nearly as many resources as other schools around us. Henrico and chesterfield schools are provided laptops to aid in their academic experience. At every school I've been to their has been a problem with having enough working computers. Last year people were forced to take SOL and PSAT without a calculator due to the shortage. When I walk around my school on a day to day basis every time I see a new piece of cardboard lying on the floor. Not because anyone dropped it but because our ceiling leaks in numerous places all the time so we put cardboard down to catch water.
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I'd like to see all schools accredited and renovations in all buildings. Other than the above, the schools are good. Need more after school activities however!
Richmond City Public Schools have their good and have their flaws. One thing about is they never stop trying they want to see everyone succeed they make sure kids have food during the breaks and weekends they make sure every get a fair education no matter gender or race. They encourage kids to join sports they try and stop the negative before it turns into something serious like bullying and stereotyping. No matter the money issues Richmond City Public Schools always find away to get the job done. I have always been a student of RPS and I have never been let down or mistreated. Yes, my school system has money problems but that does not stop us from getting a decent education along with sports they encourage us to be in and clubs they start so everybody can feel as if they are involved. I love Richmond City Public Schools and I'm happy to be a graduate of it.