I have 2 students attending Richland HS, and think its a wonderful school I work for a nearby school district and moved to NRH because of the schools rather than putting them in the district where I work. Both students (10th and 11th grade) are very happy here and have had a wonderful experience.
Its a horrible school. One of his teachers said that he will fail my Son for the year if he doesn't pass the PSAT. He got assaulted 6 times and the Vice Principles or the Principle didn't do anything about it. They called me and told me that he skipped a Detention which he did not they still have not brought him in to talk about the people who assaulted him its a horrible school. Also one teacher threatened to punch my child in the genitalia he told this to his councilor at the school and the councilor just ignored my child.
My son just completed the 9th grade at Richland. I couldn't be happier. 8th grade was my son's first year in public school, he was formerly home schooled. It was a big adjustment for both of us, but he did great. This past year at Richland he participated in cross country, track, basketball and was in all pre-AP courses. All his teachers and coaches were fully committed to his success. I look forward to the day my younger son begins high school there.
i switch to Richland HS my sophomore year and am now entering my senior year. I love this school. the teachers here actually care about the students and want to see us succeed. I don't think there are many schools with as high of a caliber of teachers as that of what Richland HS has, which is very helpful when I'm taking AP classes because I know I'm learning everything i need to know. The students here are open. There are next to no fights ever. Everyone pretty much gets along with one another and is over all happy. I have tons of friends now and I Love it and its because of this school. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
This is a great high school in a good location that I attended my sophomore through senior year of high school.
Overall this school is excellent. In about a month or two Richland will get a new life as it is being replaced by a new structure and the old RHS will be demolished. All the teachers have been wonderful throughout the years I've attended. Mrs. Kennedy has turned RHS around since she has been at RHS. I would like to see the principal in the hallways more and show that he really cares about the students and teachers. The BISD Career and Technology programs are outstanding and BISD is about to build a state-of-the-art building just a mile or two away from the campus. Birdville ISD is really shaping up to give our students quality education.
I love this school so much. I miss being around all of the positive people that attend Richland High School.
The teachers and principals of this school set forth rules that they say must be adhered to, but when it comes right down to it, there is hardly any recourse for disobedience- that is, unless the infraction is a minor one. Then we go overboard on consequences. It is very hard to be a follow-the-rules teaching parent because there is not much support coming from the teachers and administrators when it really counts.
I am a former student of Richland High school. I greatly respect the faculty and teaching style from that school. I would be more than pleased if my children, in the future, attended Richland.
I found the school to be extremely motivating. Although the classes are quite large, I never felt like I was getting lost in the crowd. The teachers are all extremely helpful and the campus is very nice.
I am not a parent but an alumni of richland high. I hold richland close to my heart. I not only enjoyed my friends but also the teachers (well... Some of them). I am grateful about the way the school system worked being that in order to pass you needed to get a grade of 70%. It helped to keep me on track! The classes were also a challenge. I was previously in a school in hawaii that posed no challenge at all and placed students in classes not according to their needs but according to wether there was space or not. Some people may not have the same opinion but richland come highly recommended from me.
Academic programs are excellent. There are many levels for all students. Sports are big here. They have many district championships. Parental involvement is minimal...just the way high schoolers like it.
Great school would highly recommend to anyone. I was a student here myself and enjoyed every minute. Excellent band program! Experienced teachers with a lot of years with the school.
Thank god for the fine job Mr. Bowman has done to bring my son's grade up. I have meet Mr. Bowman, and he goes above and beyond to educate his students. Not only does he come in at 7 or 7:30 am in the morning teaching those who are willing to learn, he also keeps parents informed of progress. My hat is off to Mr. Bowman and thank you!
I am very disappointed in Richland high school girls softball program overall it is one of the worst I have personally seen. Its important for a coach to build up these young ladies self image not be obsessive about there weight.
I have a student at Richland High and have been very disappointed, not only with the counselors, but with the overall quality of the instruction. I'm sure the teachers are quite good, but I am very disturbed that students bring home little or no homework, and the teachers apparently teach to the 'TAKS test' rather than teaching the subject matter. When students graduate from school and go on to college, they often have significant difficulty in handling the course load because they have a significant amount of homework and their instructors give them no leadway in turning it in late, or retaking exams. Because the students'scores on the TAKS test will be used to determine the school's funding level, the school relies more on teaching to the test, than in doing what's necessary to teach the subject.
My son was a 2000 graduate of Richland High School. I was extrememly disappointed with the school counselors. He transferred from a Christian school and had more than the normal amount of credits for his grade. Instead of encouraging him to continue his routine of 5 classes, she encouraged him (in my presence) to sleep late and leave early and take fewer classes. As a result, he was in the 'dumbed down' curriculum, instead of the curriculum that he should have maintained. Richland was not a positive experience for my son or myself. He is now, thankfully, in college, but he has commented many times that he had a lot to learn at TCC because he did not learn it at RHS.
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