"Our school is best known for excellence in academics and the arts. "
Students enrolled 620
Hours 7:40 AM - 2:15 PM
School leader Dr. Natalie Raymundo
Transportation options Yes
District San Bernardino City Unified School District
After school Yes

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455 South K Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

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(909) 388-6438
(909) 383-0368
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5 stars
Based on 47 ratings

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August 25, 2014
This school is really excellent! The music program is really fun! I'm an 8th grader there and I have straight A's and am a first chair cello in their advanced orchestra. This school teaches you how to be confident while having fun doing it. There are also a lot of teachers that make everything fun.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2014
Great school, great teachers and great students. The dedication they put into the kids learning is the best, my daughter fell behind and she received help and motivation and now she managed to get back in track and in less than a month. Best middle school in SB!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Richard Prep Middle School is not only exceptional for their test scores but for the values, tools and standards that they demand and teach the Children. My daughter is an A student and will have nothing but success for the remainder of her academic career. Thank you Richardson for going above and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
My daughter attends this school and I have been very impressed with the staff, curriculum and music program. She has learned so much and has thoroughly enjoyed her experience at RPH. The teachers strive to help the students achieve their fullest potential and the small size helps build strong teacher/student/family relationships. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
I'm a soon to be 8th grader who attends RPH. It has amazing teachers and it gives students a chance to thoroughly excel in academics. I also think that almost all the kids at this school are here to succeed! This school prepares you for high school and from conversations with adult former Richardson students they have said that this school also prepares you for college. Other great aspects about this school are their electives. I am in the music program and am in the advanced orchestra. The orchestra is a great musical opportunity and I believe that children who stay in orchestra for at least a year will have definitely advanced it playing what ever instrument they choose to play. Although I may not be in art or computers, I have seen the work of the students in those electives and the quality of their work is very high. The school may not offer sports anymore but there are seasonal after school sports any child attending Richardson can participate in. I also have made life long friends at this school and memories that I will cherish forever. I look forward to 8th grade and encourage students to attend this spectacular school!

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2013
I am an eighth grader at this school. This year has gone by very fast and in about two months school will be over and my friends and I will all go our seperate ways. I will always cherish this school. I've had so many amazing memories these past two years that I've been attending RPH. I believe this school has prepared me for high school and the challenges that may lie ahead of me. The Principal and staff are really caring and supportive. I have never met a more caring Principal nor staff. This school has taught me so much. I will miss this school dearly along with all the great friends that mean the WORLD to me. I would reccommend this school to parents and children who have a love for learning and who will be proud of being a RPH Tiger. Please parents, consider signing your child up for this school. There's a chance that it might not be this year but there is ALWAYS next year. Do not give up hope, in the end you won't regret it. Also, Richardson has an amazing music program. RPH does not have sport teams anymore but during the course of the school year they do offer after school sports like Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, and a couple other sports.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2012
MUSIC PROGRAM. The very best music teacher teaches here, and plans to stay until he covers the perimeter of his room with his band/orchestra class photos. (One large, framed picture every year, pretty big room.)

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2011
Is a great school, but the homework is painful D: The teachers are nice and so are most of the students.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2011
I am a soon-to-be eighth grader at this school. I know that when that school year comes to an end, I will be very sad. This school is the best school I have ever been to. The field trips are awesome and very educational, the visual and performing arts classes are outstanding, and we are encouraged to do our best. I am a straight A student. I can prove that this school really has everything to get students prepared for life. Also, there are no fights. If there are parents reading this, please consider signing your child up for this school. You might not get in, but it is O.K. There is always next year.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2010
I was a student here. Very prep-high (as they used to be called). Totally lived up to their name. The only school who ever offered "brunch". I loved my teachers there (other than Ms. Neubert (history) who was Very old-school.. played the piano and expected u to keep up. Art teacher was VERY cool. Taught me things no other teacher (even in High school) taught me. Science teacher also was great, taught well beyond my years of understanding but patient enough to help me 'get it'. Ultimately a bad taste in my mouth with PE teacher and History teacher because they were so 'blah' and not into what they were doing. Wouldn't doubt if they aren't even teachers anymore anyway. They definitely weren't into it. Overall give the school a C+ or B

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2010
I used to come here. (: Loved this middle school. It's a place of excellence in between a world of chaos. The expectations are high but the teachers try their best to have everyone succeed and for the most part, they do. It has an approximate of 600 students which makes it so easy to have the teachers really know all of their students. Having the highest API in the district of San Bernardino, I am proud to say, I once was-- still am-- a tiger.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2010
I am 11 years old and my name is Erica I am not a student at Richardson yet im going there this month i am very excited!!!!! My sister was very frustrated about not making it in 6th grade but she made it into 7th... ever since it has been a complete dream to go there i have worked hard through blood swet and tears and now i finnaly made it this will be the best yeas in my life i can feel the adrinalin moving through my vains!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 16, 2010
I am not a student, but my brother was one. He has told me great things about this school. I believe him and hope to go there myself. I have just finished 4th grade and I know Richardson, thanks to my brother. I have been there on several occasions, and I think very highly of this middle school. I know a lot of students in this school and know what kind of school Richardson is. I wish that maybe I am able to go to Richardson.

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
i believe the school promotes eighth graders to be mean towards sixth graders

- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2010
Richardson is a very high demanding school but that is a good thing for the kids today. The teachers at Richardson care very much about the kids that go there and that they want to see them succeed in the rest of their school life. Its not easy in school and Richardson makes them think about what they need to do and how they can do and do it well.We need our children to succeed in life and I am so blessed to have Richardson apart of my childs life we need alot more of Richardsons in all the school district all over the world.Thank You Richardson for being there and CAREING ABOUT THE CHILDERN.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
i went to rph all three years and now I am a 9th grader at cajon and it prepared me for high school level classes

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
I like that the kids have to sign contracts and live up to them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Richardson's challenging standards teaching style definitely prepared me for honors and AP courses in high school. i am a former Richardson student, and i'm now a junior at Eleanor Roosevelt high school in corona. sure it may seem like a lot of tedious work, and may get a bit overwhelming at times, but it isn't impossible to do well if you work hard. I loved my teachers except for a select few. I had a lot of fun during my three years at Richardson, and I wish i could go back.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2009
Richardson Prep Hi School is a wonderful school.My child likes it alot .She is making friends,The after school program is helps her with her homework.She learning skills that will take her far in life.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Great school. Its the best of the Best. I have 2 children in this school. In in Gate and the other in Regular. Both are pushed to do their best and never given an option to give up, even when they are struggling. The teachers will give the student the resources needed to succeed. I am blessed they were admitted.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2009
I have found most of the teachers at Richardson to be prima donnas. They expect the kids to be perfect and not be normal kids who make normal mistakes growing up. I am glad that my child goes to Richardson, since all of the children seem to be good kids and I feel that my child is at a safe school. However, I do feel that the grading practices are very strict. This year there is a new principal and even dress code seems stricter than previously. I am saying all of this to warn parents that they need to be ready to really be involved in their child's education and expect a lot of homework (2-3 hours a night). I do feel that my child will be well prepared for high school when she finishes at Richardson Prep.

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August 30, 2009
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July 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 16, 2009
I am a student a rph and i love every minute of it. I am currently an eighth grader andbsad to leave rph for arroyo but remember...once a tiger always a tiger

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2008
I graduated from rph in 05 I loved everyday I spent there. I am a senior in hs this year, and as I look back on the 3 years I spent at rph, I realize that those were some of the best years of my life. Thanks rph for helping me realize my potential. Now I am going off to college next year to get a degree in Forensics Anthropology, and I truly believe that rph is responsible to help me realize how much I am capable of doing when I put my mind to it.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2008
I just ended my three years at RPH. I loved it. It's an amazing experience. All the kids and teachers support eachother and they're really nice people. This school is a little tough but if you try, you can make it through. I love this school and I'll always remember my experiences at RPH.

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August 11, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2008
I started this school in January of '08. Even though I started late I recieved a bundle of support and help from teachers and fellow peers. Even though there is a challenge to get into the school it is worth the wait. At my old school I was failing and my highest grade was a C. But at RPH my lowest grade is a C. The vibe is excellence. There is no drama or distraction what-so-ever. This is a great school !! I will take everything I learned here throughout my entire life

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June 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
This is the best school ever!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 28, 2008
This is the best school ever! I've been going here for this school year and I'm having the time of my life

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2008
This is an excellent school! My son has learned great skills in music and is now on the city honor band. He didn't even play 2 yrs ago. It is a commitment but worth it!!

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
If you're not a stay at home parent I would not recommend this school. My child had received around 75 math problems along with the other subjects, to be completed in one evening. My child had to be taught math at home. She never could do her homework based on the teachers instruction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2007
I go to the school it is so amazing. I love it the kids are nice and so are the teachers. It is a great school.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 25, 2007
I have only been at this school for a couple of weeks. This school is a great experience because it is a more challenging school. I wish I could stay here forever.

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2007
RPH is an amazing place to work from top to bottom. The administration is supportive of teachers; the teachers go above and beyond what is required of them; the students are dedicated and hard-working; and all additional staff members play an important role in ensuring that the RPH family functions properly. It is a unique place, like no other, and it is an honor, joy, and privilege to teach at such a wonderful place!

- submitted by a teacher
July 14, 2007
Richardson is a great school. My daughter went there for two years and she loved it. The music program is ABOVE EXCELLENT. The staff is very dedicated and treats you with the upmost respect. The campus is clean and the school is VERY up to date in technology.The principal is great and any parent should feel blessed that their child be allowed to attend this very prestigious school.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
I personally think that Richardson PREP HI is one of the best schools in the district of San Bernardino. Although I had struggled in my first few months here at Richardson, many encouraging teachers and friends helped me get through. Webgrader has helped me a lot. I always checked on my grades, and if I wasn't to satisfied with a grade I always new what to work on. Now as an 8th grader-to-be, I am proud to have been able to survie two years at Richardson Prep Hi, and I look forward to having to attend 8th grade.

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2007
I think Richardson is a terrific school. My son really struggled with his work for the first month or two but now he is doing great! The after school program (CAPS) has really helped him to concentrate and understand his homework. He is maintaining A's and B's, and is also on the school softball team. He loves it. I love Webgrader. I like to be able to check the progress of my son online, at my convenience. I have two younger children that I will try my best to get into Richardson. I will not have them attend any other middle school here in San Bernardino. I believe Richardson is the best! A very big thanks to the staff at Richardson!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
Personally I believe that Richardson is one of the best schools in the district of San Bernardino. Richardson's goal is to aim at all the students not just a few. Those students who ask for help will surely recieve it from the schools ready and willing teachers. Two of my kids have gone to Richardson and all year long all I have heard is good review from my children and their teachers. One very good thing I would like to take in account is that you have the ability to see your child grades every month unlike most middle school in San Bernardino. This helps inform, and more importantly, prepare your child for the coming month so that can make sure that they do not slack off. Furthermore, as an add on the seeing your childs grade every month you can also check your child's grades online with webgrader.

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2006
Richardson prep is a great school for the academics. They teach the kids to be responsible. What I really like is the online - internet webgrader system. You can check your childs progress at any time, any day and see exactly what assignments are due and what grade your child received on each assignment as well as how they are doing overall in each class. It is a great school - if you are able to get into it.

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March 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
This is a wonderful school that my child has improved much in. This school makes you feel like your all family! They have excellent staff and awsome students! They even have a after school jazz band!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
My son attended 3 years at Richardson. This was an excellent school. He is more prepared for high school academics than most. He enjoyed Art and Science a great deal. However, he found math to be challenging. I would say the one thing my son appreciated the most was being able to go to a teacher for help, most of the time, without feeling, put off or feeling unintelligent for asking any questions. He maintained an A - B average thoughout this entire year.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
I love the school I'm in. It sets many goals for me. All the seventh grade teachers are awsome.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2005
Small school size is essential, plus this school has students and parents sign a contract that states the student will be dropped from this school if they do not maintain good grades.

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October 26, 2005
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April 22, 2005
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February 25, 2005
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February 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2005
This is an excellent school, where every child is encouraged to go beyond what is simply required. About 75% of the total student body is on the honor roll. This school works because of its contract system.

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September 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2004
I have seen positive results in my son's personal & academic growth. I believe it's a direct result of Richardson's contract, planner, teachers, other staff, and parents commitment to each student. It's a proven success method and I believe it's preparing my son for not only high school and college, but life itself. Some of the things my son has learned such as scheduling his days and goal setting, I wished I learned at his age. In fact, my company spent over $1000 recently on sending me to a company-sponsored course to learn what he learned last year about using a planner! Absolutely without a doubt - this is a terrific school.

- submitted by a parent
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Richardson PREP HI Middle School
455 South K Street, San Bernardino, CA  92410
(909) 388-6438
Last modified Richardson PREP HI Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richardson PREP HI Middle School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top