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Rockingham, NC
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838 Us 1 North
Rockingham, NC 28379

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(910) 997-9812
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August 14, 2014
Richmond Senior was a nice welcome after being in Charlotte Mecklenburg schools where kids were beaten up unconscience in the bathrooms, robbed, bullied, parents fighting in the main office, and gang violence was throughout the school. My child can go to school without having to see classmates die every year from gang violence. The teachers also are not under sever duress as in Charlotte Meck and can spend more time with my child instead of discipline. The safe and orderly movement of students at Richmond Senior has kept my kids out of harms way.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2013
How does this have a four star rating? Please don't believe that. I graduated in June of 2013, and most of my graduating class did not go to top notch schools like one review said. If you, or your child has a decent head on their shoulders, I would recommend them attending high school elsewhere. I had a great calculus and history teacher, who were the rare few whom actually cared about my well being. The other teachers are okay too, but the administration is horrible. There is no freedom at this school. You can't even sit in the hallway during lunch to just relax for a few minutes without being told that you have to leave. There is no trust there, and the administrators act like they care. Coming from a student with high acedemic goals, this was a bad three years and never, ever again will I go back.

- submitted by a community member

October 26, 2013
There are only a few excellent teachers, and the rest are coaches. Well, that is a tiny over statement, but not unreasonable. I went into the school because my daughter was bullied by her fellow "honor" students, and she had repeatedly written complaints about it. I had checked her out of school as she was in tears and I demanded to speak to the principal, Keith McKenzie. He apparently was "busy at the moment". So to say the least I never saw him. Also, my daughter had things thrown at her in class because she stood up for herself and told a few students to stop looking at her paper. So they threw paper at her right in front if the teacher. And shockingly, they did nothing. My daughter ran out and told the counselor who had given a few of the bullies, "their first warning". Thank goodness she left there. If you can avoid sending your child here, do it. Unless they play football.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2013
Do not let your children go to this school unless you want your kids to learn a code of ethics that is equal to trash. Especially if you want your young adult to join the football team. This is a summary of the events that transpired: Jack Britt High School and RCHS were playing a game of football on the 13 of September 2013. First half of the game score is 14 JBHS and 13 RCHS. RCHS kicker missed a kick. BIG DEAL RIGHT? It must have been a big enough deal to send the kicker out to practice his field goals DURING the half time show. During JBHS marching band's show. The judgment behind that decision lacks any form of human decency, respect, and sportsmanship. It also became a problem when the band set up for the finale and the color guard was on the 10 yard line, mind you, the entire marching band is 135 members strong. So the kicker, tech, and the other team member continued to practice, sending the ball right over these two young girls heads. Thankfully no one was hurt. Despite the vocal concerns of parents, the coaches allowed this to continue and the high school children showed nothing but disrespect. I would not want any child of mine learning that garbage like this is ok.

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2013
Richmond Senior High is a school that really only worries about there football program. the teachers will sometime help you with your work and testes but most of the teachers are slack. you have to get one of the good teachers and there are a hand full of good teachers. And the Principles are really not that social with the students here. And the school fees are ridiculous! they worry to much about the uniforms and id cards.

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2013
Terrible school. There is no respect for those with financial need. This school requires massive and unecessary fees that only benefit athletics. Too much emphasis on football as well. As a parent I must say my child has been bullied horribly and the school ignores it. My child went to another high school before transferring to this one and absolutely none of these problems existed. Thanks RSHS for making my child, and my time in this dull county undoubtedly horrible.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2010
This school has made a complete change from a few years ago. The students are learning more than ever and getting scholarships. Over 2 million in scholarships were given away to the senior class last year. A couple of students got scholarships for over $250,000. I can't wait until my daughter graduates from Richmond.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2010
Richmond Senior High is a great school and has made some good changes in the last few years.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2009
The school has been good. They also call the house all the time, give free tutoring to my son before and after school. My son whose a 10th grader got a mentor to. They use literacy methods to help teach and formative assessments.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 09, 2009
I don't agree with the last parent. The school doesn't let kids drown. I get a million phone calls a year letting me know what's going on and I read my kids' report cards every three weeks. My kids got tutoring before and after school all of last year and I didn't have to ask for it they offered to help. My daughter got a mentor given to her for her senior project my youngest son who started got a teacher given to mentor him all through high school. The school cares about my kids.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2009
This school is ridiculous, the administration and faculty really just let kids who are having problems just drown in them instead of reaching out to help! Teachers should be helping students really learn, not just shoving information at them and standing idly by while kids are trying and still struggling! Richmond also puts WAY too much stock in the EOCs and not enough in real education. This school is frankly awful!

- submitted by a community member

April 01, 2008
There is a true sense of caring and support from the teachers towards my kids. Richmond Senior has been the best place for my son and daughter. After moving from Connecticut, I was amazed how much better school could be. My son has started wanting to go to school for the first time. The school has done a good job getting my kids ready for college.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2008
They had good classes. My sons are different. My youngest has a learning problem. This school has done a good job helping. The teachers gave him extra help and guides for studying and he improved on the SAT enough to get into college and I never expected he would go so far. He is now about to finish his first year on the college deens list.

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2008
This is the best school for my child by far. They have students going to Duke, Chapel Hill, and some of the other top notch schools.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2006
I was taken out of public school at an early age and enrolled in a private school. I remained there until the end of my first semester jr. year. I told my father I wanted to attend Richmond. They have some issues they value more than they should (the uniform code changes daily) but I have to say that compared to the other educational choices in Richmond County, Richmond Sr. is the best choice by far. The students have teachers standing physically in front of them and can adapt to a large student body so they are prepared for that in college.

- submitted by a student

February 20, 2006
Im not a parent but former student of rshs. I found that the football team got more attention than they should. Dont get me wrong now I love football and rshs. The only way that anyone will ever know what really goes on there is if they attend like I did. It hasnt been very long since I graduated from the 'finest high school in richmond county' as the principle would say. Anyway let me get back to the story, I did not learn one single hard fact from richmond senior high that I could take anywhere, you should have seen me in rcc, I was like the town idiot, even though I tried hard at rshs I simply did not learn anything in high school except how to type in Mr. E class. That is the only thing I got from high school. The only sure thing was football.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2006
I myself went to the famous rshs,and the person in the first comment is right .They are more into football then the students getting a education.Even the local phonebook for 2006 has the football team on it. Who cares !its not all about footballl.I could care less if they win or lose ,cause my kids education is more important!you want be hearing go raiders!! here.There are more students quitting going to night school or rcc every day.So ask them whats the problem!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2005
To the people in the first 'review': It sounds as if you are the one who are so concerned with our football program as thats the first thing you brought up. Now to get to the actual review of the school. Richmond Senior has many warm, concerned teachers and there is plenty of help available. Many afterschool and club activities available as well. The athletic programs are top notch. As far as security, there are security guards and security cameras throughout but not overwhelming as to make one feel uncomfortable. What makes Richmond special is the involvement from the community. Its that Raider Magic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 04, 2004
I wish my children had gone to Richmond Sr. High. There are better school systems, I'm sure, but from the one's I know of here in Ohio, they don't compare to Richmond. Academically, activities after school, teacher, student relationship, the environment for learning, safety. The entire experience, is one that I'm fond of, and will never forget, how the teachers at Richmond Sr. High, motivated me to be the best I could be.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2004
My child attends Richmond High School. I must say that I disagree completely about one of the responses that I read. At any school in the United States, there will be a safety issue, that is America today and no one can change that. As far as the schools football program goes, that is what the school is known for and that is not the only thing they focus on. The teachers that work at Richmond are wonderful. They are concerned about their students and do help them to learn. I have experienced other schools, and Richmond and is no different. There are many people that come from Richmond that go on and become very successful, including those in the sports programs. Richmond Senior is made of close knits and if you don't like that, then don't send your child there!

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2004
R.S.H. is only concerned about it's football program. While the academic program has alot of improving to do. My child went there briefly and I now send her to a private school. Her safety was in jeopardy. There is a lack of concern from the teachers. I just would not recommend this area to people who are looking for a good education and a safe place to raise your children.

- submitted by a parent

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Richmond Senior High School
838 Us 1 North, Rockingham, NC  28379
(910) 997-9812
Last modified Richmond Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richmond Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top