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Richmond School

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Posted March 18, 2014

People says this school is highly suggested being one of the great schools but they lied!! There are students that passed to the next grade and shouldn't have; some teachers don't care enough see what damage it could do bu passing these children. If I could give this school a negative rating I would. The staff is related to half the students so there is no fair justice when needed. The principal only care about the staff and not the well being of the students. I think that this school needed new staff and updated policies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2013

The last comment was not written by a teacher in our school. Look at the spelling and grammar. Is there any way of deleting it?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 23, 2013

this school is a good school the principle and staff try to do their best with the limited resources that they have. unfortunately we can no choose the families that come to our schools we have to take everybody within our boundaries and then more. Maybe if we get perfect behave students and supportive parents we will be a better school, but instead we get a bunch of junkie parents and their neglected kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 21, 2012

Absolutely my favorite teacher for all 6 of my kids, Ms Wills has the patience of a saint and skills of a master! No better away from home support than her! I have never seen any other teacher take in other teachers students on a daily basis because they could not handle them, as Ms Wills does. As far as other parents, these kids cannot choose their parents & others need to be mindful that those who live glass houses should not throw stones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

My Daughter also is a student of Mrs. Sterling, I absolutely loved her! She is byfar the best teacher in the school! My daughter will not be attending richmond next year (she got into ftc-yipee) but Mrs. Sterling has taught my daughter so much this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

This time last year I was saying I wouldnt even send my dog to this school but I had no choice because of boundaries and catholic school was to much. My daughter started 2nd gr and has Mrs. Sterling, my daughter has came so far with her reading and other academics. I am honestly greatful for Mrs. Sterling because my daughter wasnt getting it and Mrs. Sterling took the time for her. I know some of the teachers are ignorant like for instance Miss. Wills who is just rude and picks on children . My nephew had her and she is just mean to the children and has no bedside manner for little 5 and 6 yr olds. That is my opinion but personally besides some of the trashy ppl who stand in that yard i had a good experience I guess its the teacher you get. O and also I think the Vice principal is very nice and cares about the children way more then the principal. I think they should make the VP the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

Let me tell you why I pulled my daughter out of K and decided she will be home schooled for the remainder of the year. Every morning I had to deal with smokers, bad language, and people smacking their kids around....on the schoolyard! A dad and a grandma got in a shouting match and the woman had to be physically removed from the yard by school security! And then there was the horrible teacher, Ms. Wills. She brags how she has been doing this for over 30 years, but let me tell ya something: she needs to retire! She never smiles at the kids in the morning or even at the end of the day when they are leaving; she is mean to them, yells at them (while waiting for her to dismiss the kids, late again, I heard her through the door she was so loud!); she told my daughter she would cut her fingers off if she touched the computer again; around November my daughter got really sick and was out of school for over a week, and when she came back, there was no "welcome back, we missed you" or anything like that, just the normal scowl and "get to the carpet". I have pulled her out of school and she is much happier, but she is terrified of Ms.Wills still! Has nightmares about her even! Horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

They did not follow the law of no child left behind. The principle is so selfish. Discrimination on left behind student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

My son started kindergarden at Richmond this year, everything has been a awful experience. I never met the principle, never had a tour of the school. Parents smoke in the school yard, kids are fist fighting while nobody does anything. Trash and beer cans every morning around the school. Dog poop on the one 20ft stretch of grass along side the school. The teacher explains nothing and for a first year student and mother they really left us out in left field. I'm frustred and very disappointed in the philadelphia public school system. Its easy to see why kids fall through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love the staff and the confidence they instill in the students. My son is in first grade this year. He had a very difficult time adjusting to Kindergarten last year.... a lot of tears and anxiety. His teacher, and the Vice Principal worked wonders in helping him adjust and he began school this year as a totally different student. He was still anxious, but had been given valuable tools to pull him through. Richmond is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

So far I am impressed with the school. Ny daughter is doing well with reading, and I like the 100 book .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This school has great teachers who care about their students. Parents are involved and the academic programs of substance. The students have breakfast in the morning. Extracurricular Activities are limited. PSSA scores are in the average/above average range.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 80% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
27%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnic64%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female59%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnic55%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female46%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female47%
Male27%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female49%
Male15%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 71%
Hispanic 24% 8%
Black 14% 15%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2944 Belgrade St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
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