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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Richland High School is an above average, public school located in Richland, WA. It has 1,889 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Richland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
246 responses
Average ACT
29
66 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$74,405
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Median Home Value
$245,000
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Football games
    27%
  • Basketball games
    19%
  • Assemblies
    18%
  • Marching Band
    6%
  • Theatre (Plays/Musicals)
    6%
  • Running
    4%
  • Pep Band
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,889
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,450
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,278/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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My school is amazing! Everyone is kind and involved with out school we have over 100 clubs that welcomes every kind of person. We have sock club, buddy club, Lumberjack club which is where you go eat pancakes in flannels every Friday. I love my school because anyone can get involved and we all support each other. Athletes support the theater kids and the theater kids support the athletes. We always have a great support section at our sporting events and going to my school is just so fun. We get foreign exchanged students and get to learn about their different cultures. WE have so much school pride that we have spirit weeks all the time and almost all of the kids participate in them! I love going to a school that feels like home!
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I graduated in 2016, and my experience was pretty normal. The school has good teachers, good administration, and good resources. The teachers were always willing to help out and give extra time to students who were struggling. The food was lackluster, but that is to be expected at public school. The sports program is very good, the sports teams make it to state regularly and the sports medicine program is awesome, would recommend it to anyone who is considering a career in medicine. Another great program is running start, which allows hard working high school students the chance to take college level classes for free at the local community college, all while counting towards graduation.
I do like how you can individualize your classes and when you get tenured teachers they typically care very much about your success. Having options between doing Chemistry or Physics and German or French are some of the really great options that I think they have. They also have a large amount of school involvemnt in sports which makes a Friday night a reall ygood time. Having Tenured teachers who teach subjects such as Chemistry makes classes there very enjoyable, however a change of teachers who are not partially excited about their job does make it hard on the students who are already struggling, making everyone's experience rather unenjoyable. Talking to parents and other students and going as a group to the administration is how I found the best way to get things to change for the better, at least in the perspective of a student.