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About This School

Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century is a public elementary school in Perth Amboy. The principal of Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century is Ms Helen Horan. 728 students attend Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 728 students here have subsidized lunches.The average class size at Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century is 17, and the ratio of students to teachers is 8:1. Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Asian 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.04%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 74%
Limited English proficiency 19% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My 2 daughters go to this school I have nothing negative to say about it. My oldest started going from kindergarden now she is in 3rd grade she loves her teacher and my youngest just started kindergarden she also loves her teacher she doesn't give a hard time waking up in the morning to go to school 'cause she enjoy going.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to this school way back when it was #10 School! Mr. Richardson was the principal at that time. What an awesome man! It's so great that the rebuilt school is named for him. My family moved away from Perth Amboy when I was 7... halfway through my second grade year. It was devastating to me. I loved this school and even at such a young age I knew Mr. Richardson was an outstanding individual. I can just imagine what this new school is like. The children of Perth Amboy are so lucky for such a beautiful school... and if Mr. Richardson's way of running a school are still implemented they're well on their way to becoming wonderful people!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school always took excellent care of my step daughter. Always on top of everything!

  • (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school...Very clean...great staff..

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is absolutely beautiful! The principal and teachers are helpful attentive and warm. I highly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to excel both academically and socially.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is by far the best school in Middlesex County. The facilities are top knotch and the staff is caring and knowledgeable.

  • (10 years ago)

    my two sons go to this school and my oldest use to go in 1996 . It is a great school with great teachers who care about the students and the principal is a great leadership. The most i like about the school is that their is a lot of family activites involved and you can see how 95% of the parents are involved in helping out whenever there is such activity going on . From a rate of 1-5 i give this school a 5.

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