Richland High School

5201 Holiday Lane East, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(817) 547-7000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2174 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Birdville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Birdville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richland High School is a public high school in Haltom City. The principal of Richland High School is CARLA RIX and can be contacted at 2,174 children attend Richland High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Richland High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 2,174 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 36% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Richland High School is 16:1. Winfree Academy North Richland Hil is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 45%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Hispanic 25% 39%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 56%
Limited English proficiency 4% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great high school in a good location that I attended my sophomore through senior year of high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school so much. I miss being around all of the positive people that attend Richland High School.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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!

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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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