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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Richardson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Richardson, TX. It has 2,727 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
1250 W Belt Line Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
Telephone
(469) 593-3000
Website

Richardson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1190
350 responses
Average ACT
25
218 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
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  • Homecoming parade
    26%
  • Attending a sporting game
    18%
  • Blood drive
    11%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • 5K run
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • The first day of school
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,727
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,700/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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I think richardson high school does an amazing job providing an outlet for the arts through their magnet programs. All of the programs give students opportunities they could have never had and accelerate students ahead in their career fields. These programs are very impressive especially for public school where all of these classes are free. The AP courses (offered at every grade level) are also a helpful tool when it comes to preparing for college and career goals. AP classes also provide a more serious learning environment and strive to keep students involved and engaged in the material that may find regular classes easy. Some things that could change really are issues every school experiences, lack of motivation in regular classes as apposed to AP, some teachers not attempting to teach outside the box and really reach out to their students and just small things like that but over all Richardson High School provides amazing classes and opportunities to their students!
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I loved the diversity provided at richardson high school! There's no way a student couldn't fit in with a group of people because there is so much variety. Also the after school activities that exist are quite amazing and there's too much to choose from. For me i joined lots of clubs like computer science, cybersecurity, asian student union, debate, and even a cheese club. The administration will fund for many of the students and doesn't compress them and their dreams. There's also many passionate teachers that make it all worth learning at school. Of course there are some bad ones, but you have to push through those and find the teachers that fit with your personality. Educational opportunities are everywhere at the school and they provide lots of AP classes and allow hard working, smart, passionate students to challenge themselves. Anyone who is looking to better themselves or their kid, I definitely recommend this school to them.
I graduated from Richardson High School in 2016 from the Theatre Magnet Program, and I absolutely loved my time at this school. The environment is very open and friendly, the theatre arts and communications faculty are very passionate about their jobs, and the magnet programs are terrific. I would 100% recommend this school to someone looking for a good high school experience!