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Richland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1941 students

 
 

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Posted August 11, 2014

I was a new student to Richland high school last school year (2014) and I'd have to say the school was not welcoming at all. I don't feel at home here and the teachers don't even try to connect with the students. actual learning wise I was getting much better grades at my school back east. this school makes me cry daily because it makes me miss my old school.


Posted May 10, 2013

I had four children attend Richland high school and receive a great education and all four of them went on to get a collage degree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

Here it goes. I am a former RHS student and want to say that it is a really good school. I can's say it's the best (even though that's how I feel) because I have not attended any other schools in the area (even though I am enrolled at Southridge, I do full-time college and Tri-Tech). When I came to USA in 9th grade, I had met great support from all the teachers, and had been helped a lot. I would not agree that the grading is too easy, it probably depends what class level you are taking. The teachers are great and are very supportive, make learning fun and interesting. They have prepared me well for college. I also love the school grounds, along with Hanford High they are the most beautiful of the Tri-Cities high schools. About which school is better... It is hard to be objective here, but it is thought to be one of the best, along with Hanford High and Kamiakin High, maybe Southridge HIgh too. Overall, the days at RHS have been the best, and I miss them
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2011

Being a bomber is prideful! Mostly everyone gets along and isn't rude to people they usually wouldn't hangout with! The teachers and other staff are great!! And we usually dominate in sports!! GO GREEN AND GOLD!!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2011

Richland High is amazing, it offers a good education, and the sports are amazing. We pretty much dominate Hanford. We take pride in our school, and pretty much everyone gets along. WASL test scores for hanford and rhs go hand in hand every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

I suspect, like many Schools, Richland High is able to encourage the gifted students with AP Classes and many Jr and Seniors are able to take classes at the local community college. There seems to be help for those students who struggle, but there is not enough help for those students who need a little extra help to be successful. These students who just a little behind do not get the necessary help so that they will be successful. Also too much focus is on the WASL. Many of the classes are teaching to this test and ignoring other aspects of education. I also believe that grading is way too easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Pretty Good school where the kids for the most part all get along and not have to worry about violence all the time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2005

Like most schools RHS has some outstanding teachers and some who are just buying time untill retirement. I feel that the grading is too easy. My son is lazy, doesn't do great work and doesn't spend much time studying , yet he is listed on the honor roll. I am impressed with the music and art programs but in many cases the sport teams are based on who you know rather than ability. Too many kids who should be going to Hanford High are allowed to go to RHS to play sports. This hurts the program at Hanford and eliminates some RHS students from participating at RHS.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
44%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
99%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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n/a

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
48%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black33%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special education3%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income83%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income13%
Not low income46%
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income51%
Not low income80%
Special education15%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students9%
Female13%
Male6%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White8%
Low income9%
Not low income9%
Special education0%
Not special education13%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students16%
Female20%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White19%
Low income0%
Not low income27%
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Male15%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Low incomen/a
Not low income15%
Special educationn/a
Not special education16%
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math 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 Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

406 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

462 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income74%
Not low income93%
Special education21%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income77%
Not low income93%
Special education35%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 83% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 226%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 967-6535

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