Students enrolled 568
Hours no info
School leader Mr Darin Sprong
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District Bartholomew Con School Corporation
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3311 Fairlawn Drive
Columbus, IN 47201

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(812) 376-4311
(812) 376-4505
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5 stars
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February 01, 2011
I am a single father of a child that started attending W.D Richards in Kindergarten and when she was ready to begin 4th grade, was moved to another school (out of Indiana) where she learned very little. She was very unhappy and unstimulated with the curriculum at the school. The LACK of an anti-bullying policy at this school made it very difficult for her to adjust. After moving back to Columbus with me and getting re-enrolled at W.D. Richards, she was much happier and felt challenged by the curriculum. I have learned to appreciate the staff, curriculum and policies there to a much higher level since her return and see the difference in my child's attitude and willingness to learn. Outstanding school!!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
My son had kindergarten and 1st grade at Richards, and we found the teachers and staff to be dedicated and wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
Richards has a wonderful staff and excellent teachers. The music program is top notch. My kids are very happy there.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
This school has an awesome principal. I had two children there and it was an excellent experience.

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August 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2003
My children have attended Richards for two years. The principal is very involved and in touch with everything. She is wonderful. There are some exceptional teachers, also. It is a safe, caring environment. My children are are learning so much more than I did in elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2003
This is a very progressive and safe school. The children are challenged academically in a supportive, team atmosphere. My daughters have loved this school. We have been in the 1st - 5th grades at Richards. One of my daughters tested into a special education program for the gifted students of our county. These students are pulled out of the school and attend class at Parkside. We pulled her out of that program and returned her to Richards after a semester because we we so happy with Richards. My other daughter had a speech delay. After working with the speech therapist at Richards the problem is gone and you can't tell she ever had a problem. We are leaving the area and will miss Richards. The teachers and the Principal are very professional and fair. This has been a very positive experience for my family.

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W D Richards Elementary School
3311 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus, IN  47201
(812) 376-4311
Last modified W D Richards Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
W D Richards Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.