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Richlands High

Public | 9-12 | 1087 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2014

This school is alright but they need to make alot of changes to make themselves beter
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2014

At first I thought the school was amazing. But then I saw its true colors. The teachers witness bullying and yet do nothing and when students come to them it makes it worse not better. Most of the teachers do not help to prepare you for the exams. I find myself having to self teach myself a chapter we were supposed to learn months ago five days before exams. The school revolves around sports. I was at first excited to come here hoping I would not face what I would have also faced at another high school, but find myself deeply disappointed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2013

This school is a joke. Limited opportunities, boring teachers, rude people. I've never experienced so much racism, and discrimination before in my life. If you're new here, I'd consider homeschooling instead. Stay away from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Unless you plan on being every teacher's favorite, don't go here. This school caters to only a select few individuals and the rest get ignored. Most of the teachers seem to be burdened with the chore of teaching and interacting with students, and some will openly talk rudely about a student behind their back with other students - incredibly unprofessional! There are only a select few teachers that really care and want to help the students learn. The only redeeming quality this schools has is probably its art program, but even that leaves a lot to be desired. The guidance counselors have got to be the worst I've ever seen or heard of. One cost be a $1000 scholarship because he couldn't be bothered to print out my transcripts within a week of when I asked him, and then he lied about having them ready before and even calling me over the intercom to go and get them. I've only ever seen the other standing around and chatting to other people in the office. In summarty, DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2013

Look, I am a senior at this school and I think an honest review should be given. Other than the great principle and a select number of teachers, the administration largely does not care about the student body. The guidance department is the biggest joke on campus. Despite having two guidance counselors, the guidance department seems completely unable to carry out the simple task of aiding seniors and underclassmen in the tasks they need completed. For example, there is little to no college prep, scholarship opportunities, or even help with class selection. The limited class selection is sure to put off any transfer students, although the online class system provided by NCVPS helps to alleviate some of the limited class choices. Do not come in to this school expecting much. If you are the parent of a child who is intelligent, please consider a different school. The work ethic at this school does not wholly promote college or even national high school standards. If your child is not the brightest, or has a lower work ethic, please think about a different school. Your child will have no room for improvement, I assure you. Please accept this honest review. I am looking out for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2013

If you're non-white, you will see a lot of discrimination at this school. My son experienced it on a daily basis by students, and sadly by teachers as well. There was no positive reinforcement by his teachers, specifically one who would make indirect comments to my son. There is a lot of favoritism as well. If you're different, be prepared to face these challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

I love this school. My child comes back every day with good news from how much he loves the school and how the teachers treat him. This is a great school I enjoy my child going to this school. This school offers so many oppurtunities to the students; giving them great chances to follow their dreams and ambitions. The campus itself is pretty small in size, but they use the space offered as best as they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

If you are transferring to this school...think twice! We transferred from out of state and have had nothing but problems with transfer of credits. We trusted the counselor would schedule my children correctly as requirements are very different here. My child was scheduled wrong by the counselor, which led him to not graduate on time. The principal is just as useless as he has no clue either! The school is old, outdated and way too small. My advice...stay far away from this school if you want your children to have a great educational experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

We love the opportunities the school has to offer. They offer Honors class, AP(Advance Placement) classes, and have an Engineering Academy as well as a Health Sciences Academy. So they can meet the needs of all academic levels of their students. Many opportunities to even be dual enrolled at high school and college during the school day for seniors, can't beat that. My son doesn't want to go anywhere else. Their are so many sports teams baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming, cross country, track...Fine arts abound as well. We love the friendly staff who keep you posted on the classroom via email as well as keep their websites up dated with assignments & more. It is a small town school with big time opportunites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

Recently moved here from another state and I do feel that the educational standards are lagging here in this state. My daughter is getting straight A's, which is wonderful, but says that her classes are easy. As a parent, I would have liked her to be challenged a bit more. Overall, Richlands High School seems to be a great school. Everyone I have spoke with, from the ladies at the front office to the counselors and teachers, have been extremely nice and helpful. The school is well kept and clean and is trying extremely hard to keep up with the expanding Richlands community and the flow of students that has begun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Just moving from an area where I attended a DODDS school, I was extremely ahead in my knowledge of all subjects. This was a disadvantage because there was hardly a challenge in school; it was not hard for me to keep a straight A streak.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

My daughter has really enoyed going to this school. The teachers email me my childs test results and grades. The teachers seem to try to get to know the students as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

This school is dirty and th teachers and pricpials are rude and show alot of favoritism, if you arent from richaldns dont try out for sports they will only choose richalnds groupies!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

I have pleaased with the High school as a whole. I have plesant and productive interactions with both the teachers and the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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Science

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students10%
Female7%
Male13%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracial-5%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students39%
Female39%
Male38%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial69%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students46%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically gifted90%

English II

All Students45%
Female52%
Male38%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial69%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 52%
Black 13% 26%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Darin Cloninger
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 324-6688

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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8100 Richlands Highway
Richlands, NC 28574
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