I am a parent of a child at Richton, we love this school. All the staff at the school are very caring and concerned with each child. Most of the teachers are very involved with one-on-one time if needed and I feel that most of them thrive for excellence out of each student. The town is very small and there are in and out crowds but I feel like each child is treated with the upmost respect and one of the best educations possible.
Compared to the other schools in this area it is by far the best. Parent involvement is encouraged and teachers are easy to talk to and more that willing to work with parents and students to resolve any issues. Education is a priority as well as Safety and Discipline. Overall it is a very good school.
My children have both attended this school and we are not a part of the 'in' crowd. They have both been treated very well and are receiving an excellent education. Small classes are great. I believe that parents who are truly involved in their children's education, their children will be better for it, and teachers feel better knowing that the parents care about what goes on from day to day. Support our teachers and be at the school every chance you get. We should all be thankful that this is still a school with minor problems and our kids are safe.
I am a former teacher who has experience teaching in several school settings. Richton schools have been disappointing to me. Because they are so small, they are governed in a very political fashion and not always in ways that benefit the kids. If you are not from this area, your kids may not be well-received, and you will be surprised at how political things are here. Richton is Level 5, but it lacks many of the classes that are offered elsewhere - no music, art, PE is not structured at all. It is safe, however, and if you like a VERY small town mindset, it may be for you.