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About This School

Richards Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Richards Middle School is Michael Johnson and can be contacted at 756 students attend Richards Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Richards Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 62% of the 756 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 64% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Richards Middle School is 14:1. Arnold Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 59%
Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 60%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 62% 61%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the worst school to go to . The teachers pick favorites and most likely if you didn't go to Clubview the kids won't accept you . I didn't receive any bad reports of my child until the very end of the year I learned she struggled in Spanish . The principal Dawn Grantham is shady and doesn't care at all . They should be ashamed of this school .

  • (1 year ago)

    i loved this school! however it may not be that great if you are a new student. most of the students have been together since kindergarten and i'm not sure if they're willing to let you in to their group.

  • (5 years ago)

    A grate school full of wonderful enriching teachers i hate to leave next year

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Richards for 6th grade. I thought it was okay. The teachers were sort of mean and alot of the students were too. The best part in the school day (other than going home) was connections. IF I got to choose I would not go there again

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student at Richards for 6th and 7th grade. You may be asking why not 8th. Richards is an 'OK' school but even as a gifted student in the I.B program I was not challenged. Most of the teachers were unfair and picked favorites for the year. I would not reccommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am inpressed with the school's safety and education!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best and as a former student I can say that they have the best teachers and their academic system is tremendous

  • (6 years ago)

    I am also very impressed with the I.B. program that Richard's offers. My daughter is challenged and I feel it is bringing her to a new academic level! It is exciting to be part of such a good program. I do believe however that there needs to be more disicpline in some areas.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very impressed with how my daughter who is gifted has been challenged in the international baccalaureate program. As a parent i don't want her to be bored and even though she is smart she is always learning something new and is being pushed to excel. This is the type of academic situation that gifted child needs to have and at richards she is getting just that from caring and teachers who are highly skilled in their field.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school could improve on discipline but the teachers are great.

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