School Details

Academy of Richmond County High School

910 Russell St, Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 737-7152
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1230 students 17 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Academy of Richmond County High School is a public high school in Augusta. The principal of Academy of Richmond County High School is Malinda Cobb and can be contacted at cobbma@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us. 1,230 students attend Academy of Richmond County High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Academy of Richmond County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 1,230 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 55% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Academy of Richmond County High School is 17:1. Josey High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 73%
Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Multiracial 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 46% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Richmond Academy (ARC) is currently the fifth oldest public school in the nation. The historical nature of ARC gives students something to be proud of and to appreciate. I am currently a senior at Richmond Academy and I believe that the cultural makeup of my school is great because there are people from all types of backgrounds. Rarely does a school as culturally diverse as ARC be as racially intertwined as it is and I credit this to the adaptation of our school's motto "Sawubona". Sawubona helped further the family aspect of Richmond which I value the most about my school. I think people should know that ARC has a great mixture of academics and athletics. I appreciate Richmond for this great mixture because it encourages students to be well-rounded. We know how to balance our studies with having fun. Our school also focuses heavily on community service which goes hand-in-hand with our mission statement to become a productive citizen. Overall Richmond Academy has left a lasting impression on me and I am happy that I had my high school experience here. I will always be a proud Musketeer! #Classof2014

  • (1 year ago)

    The co-taught classroom is willing to adopt things that help ALL the students.In 7 years of teaching this seems to be the best staff that I have ever worked with.

  • (1 year ago)

    ARC has a rich history is the alma mater of some prestigious individuals has many intelligent compassionate teachers and staff members and is also home to the CSRA's only IB program.

  • (1 year ago)

    I started teaching at ARC in 1998 and don't want to teach at any other school. The diversity of our students is one of our great strengths. We have students who have lived here for many generations and students in military families; students who have lived in many different places. We have a variety income levels represented here. The IB program is challenging and our fine arts department is second to none. There are so many areas of interest for students to explore. I love the way our students interact with other and make newcomers feel welcome. The faculty is caring and definitely well-qualified to help prepare students for their futures. If you are looking for a challenging academic environment athletics JROTC fine arts and/or career preparation ARC is the place to be. I am proud to be a teacher here but I've also been the parent of ARC students; my son and daughter are both graduates of the Academy.

  • (1 year ago)

    Just a bad learning experience from a student .Classes are never under control and teachers do a very poor job if they will.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just finished his freshmen year at ARC and he absolutely loved it. He came home everyday with a huge smile on his face. He is in the AJROTC program and he loves it. The school is older but it is just amazing. The staff knows what they are doing.

  • (2 years ago)

    For one the last comment made on here was racist. I have two teens that go to this school and we are not African American . For two my husband and I are both highly educated. We are both collage graduates with degrees. Neither one my children are IB students. Both my 10th grade and my 9th grade are getting exceptional grades. I have never had teachers call me after hours to discuses my child's IEP. I have had teachers as well as JROTC instructors help my children before and after school. The teachers and the staff care about the students. Yes the school is old how ever if you took the time to look at the history in the area it was built in 1926 and before that the original Academy of Richmond County was established in 1783. It is fifth oldest existing public high school in the United States and the oldest existing public high school in the South. There for where someone may see dirt I see beauty and history.

  • (4 years ago)

    Worst school I have ever seen. I see some glowing reviews here but always involving IB students or their parents or students of the school. Looking at the spelling in these reviews though will give a quick indication of the level of education here. Fails to meet federal standards EVERY year. When I questioned a counselor about the school's unsatisfactory results she told me it is because they have a lot of black students who cause the school to fail. She then assured me that my child is white and therefore should do well. I chose to not enroll my child at all and home-schooled instead. My child is enrolled this year and I'm dumbfounded at the lack of concern at the school. Windows are broken the building is falling apart walls and lockers are graffiti filled dirt and grime that were on the walls last year is STILL there. Terrible.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to ARC in the years of 2004-08. I must say that I had trouble when I first got there but as time went by everything grew on me such as the environment and the curriculum. They have some of the most excellent teachers that you may ever run across in the education department. I miss it so much! It was a great deal for me to attend ARC. If I could go back I would.

  • (5 years ago)

    my son wasnt even intrested in school until they offered guitar classes now you cant keep him out of schhol unless there is a death or illness in the family..

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to ARC as did my father and I was pleased that my daughter would as well. However I'm afraid my husband and I made a bad decision. She was an average student not academically gifted enough to be in the IB program (which is excellent) and was thrown in with the general population. With the exception of a few teachers she did not have very good instructors or receive an acceptable education in the basics. Her writing skills were poor and we had to pay for tutoring to get her ready for college. Thank goodness the college she attended was prepared to help the freshmen with needs and get them caught up with students with stronger backgrounds. As a junior in college she is doing quite well now but it would have been nice not to have to play 'catch-up' for two years.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student. And i have been very blessed to have some of the best teachers outside of IB at Richmond. I agree that Richmond is very over crowded and that we have many problem students but you must understand when these 'problem students' were not present its not like Richmond was all sunshine and roses. Simply because there was and still is a lot of so called students at Richmond that do not care. I have been to meetings with the county to try and voice my opinion and all I here is that Richmond's teachers are to blame. I must stress that is not so. A lot of the parents and members of the RCBOE have not stepped foot in a classroom. If a teacher does not spoon feed your child it is considered as them not doing there job. Please.

  • (6 years ago)

    how are all these parents saying its over crowed because i swear i never see any parents come in. But yeah it is over crowed and the teachers well most of the teachers are pretty good but we get all the trouble students from schools like laney and josey

  • (7 years ago)

    ARC is overly crowded and cannot give their students the attention and criteria needed to get their education.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School I commend the Vocational Dept (Ms Lofton) and her staff they are a great team htey have contributed to the success of my son's academics. Although the school does have a large student population they have taken the time to ensure that my son's educational needs are priority!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is completely overcrowded with the troubled students of schools not meeting AYP. Sure the schools are at some fault but until the parents of this area decide to take control of their children at home we will continue to be baby sitters and not educators. ARC is one of the most historically recognized schools in the state and is being ruined by a core of students that are not in school to learn.

  • (8 years ago)

    Richmond Academy needs serious improvement in the classroom and learning facilities. To the parents I strongly suggest that you put your kids in either the IB Programme or Advanced Placement classes because they will not receive the best education that your tax dollars can buy. It is so over crowded that some kids can not even get into their required classes. None of the teachers are underqualified to handle such a working environment yet a lot of them are sloppy with their grades and have overly demanding attitudes towards their students. A lot of this negative energy is stress induced from having non-educational matters to deal with. Such as the dress code and having to check identification and the constant updates on websites most students can not find let alone use. None of these things have created a positive or should I say significant influence when it comes to graduating these kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    A.R.C. is over crowded dilapidated and should be a cause for concern. Yes the housing market is great however there is a huge disparage in Georgia's educational standards.

  • (8 years ago)

    Richmond achademy is a great school i am a student who attends this school and the education is great i dont think we should have accepted so many problem children from other school because that is going to bring our school testing scores down this year i think they should have checked out there file before accepting the out of zone children richmond has great family and student support which is needed we have great teachers who try thier best but parents need to focus on thier children more.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is old and not well preserved. It is over-crowded as well. Because of the attitudes of the faculty and staff the kids don't care either. The students in the IB program are receiving an entirely different education from the rest of the school population.

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