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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Richmond County Schools is a public school district located in Augusta, GA. It has 31,159 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.
Address
864 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone
(706) 826-1000
Website

Richmond County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1050
1,095 responses
Average ACT
22
458 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,159
Free or Reduced Lunch
96.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,993
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$322,042,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,945/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$39,258
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,900
National
$184,700

Richmond County Schools Reviews

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The school facility and faculty are overall very nice. The main issue is that the school occasionally replaces retired teachers with teachers who don’t display passion for what they’re teaching. The art, music, and dance departments are very highly esteemed and properly train students for careers in the arts. The academics are also fairly good, but that is subjective since all students have a different opinion on how well academic classes are taught. Our school lacks opportunities for students to engage in sports and many other clubs and activities, but the ones we do have are pretty alright. The food is below average and is isn’t any better even though we’re now paying for it. Overall, my school is a little rough around the edges, but it really excels in fine arts, which is what most students are here for anyways. I’d give my school a 5/5 because it might not be the best but it is the perfect place for many students to call their second home.
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I have been going to a Richmond County School since I was in Pre-K. I am currently a Senior in High School and overall I've had a pretty good experience in the school district. A lot of teachers in this district are great; they care about there students, they are passionate about their job, and they create an exciting learning environment. Something I would like the Richmond County Board of Education to improve on is I would like teachers to be provided with more school supplies for their classrooms such as; copy paper, tissue, and other basic necessities. Throughout the year both students and teachers constantly need these items and when stock is low teachers often have to buy the items themselves, and it would be a great help if the education system provided more of these things.
Richmond county school are good schools and the students there are, able to communicate and listen to each other. But the schools aren’t perfect there are things that need improving like, the freedom to let kids be kids. Also the administration to understand that you can’t put a ton of work a student and expect them to come out on top each time without a break. School worry to much on how to make the student better instead of the students which cause parents to not believe in the effectiveness of school, teachers not to care about their students well being, and most of all student not to care about there education. But over Richmond County schools do try, we all need to improve in some areas.