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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Richland High School is an above average, public school located in Johnstown, PA. It has 760 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
One Academic Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904
Telephone
(814) 266-6081
Website
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Richland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
111 responses
Average ACT
25
16 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,943
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$604
National
$949
Median Home Value
$88,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Talent show and musicals
    47%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Spirit weeks
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Homecoming relays
    6%
  • Pep Rallys
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
760
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,299
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,595/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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High school has some of the best academics, arts, and sports in the area. School building and grounds are very nice, new, and clean; theater/performing arts center is top-notch and state-of-the-art; sports field, also known as Herlinger Field, is well kept. However, much emphasis goes to sports over academics and arts. There is a lot of focus in academics about doing well on standardized testing such as PSSAs and Keystones versus what students will need in college. One-to-one system works well though, and the entire high school takes advantage of it. An anti-bullying initiative has also been implemented, but more could be done to reinforce it. Bullying is not a common issue, but notable instances have occurred and not all are dealt with.
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Absolutely love it here - this school has given me opportunities, that no other school in Cambria county could give me. I am so thankful for my teachers and how they have poured into me & for the administrators who make sure I am always on my A game. I get to go to college for free because of all the scholarships I have gotten and this is all thanks to the opportunities I have been able to take advantage of through Richland. Like every high school, Richland isn’t perfect, but it’s one of the best in the state. It has been a blessing for me to go to school in this district since kindergarten- I could not thank my teachers and all Richland staff enough. I will forever be grateful this is where I got my education.
Richland is a pretty good school, and as someone who has gone to many different schools, that's saying something! For the most part, kids are nice, will offer to help carry your things when you're hurt even if they don't know your name. There are kids, like every school, who need to get a little more world knowledge and understand that this community's views does not account for the way the rest of the world works, but they're kids so it's understandable. Richland is trying very hard to stop bullying in school, and though it could be better, the thought and energy the faculty put into the program is amazing. Teachers are often a bit wacky but it serves to brighten up the day.