School Details

Robert Richardson Elementary School

6901 N Camino de la Tierra, Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 690-2371
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 402 students 16 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

63%
62%
69%
77%
72%
75%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Flowing Wells Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
67%
65%
85%
77%
77%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Flowing Wells Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
58%
63%
92%
81%
79%
77%
63%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Flowing Wells Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
56%
63%
91%
79%
79%
64%
44%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Flowing Wells Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert Richardson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tucson. The principal of Robert Richardson Elementary School is Lyle Dunbar. 402 students attend Robert Richardson Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Robert Richardson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 402 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robert Richardson Elementary School is 16:1. J Robert Hendricks Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 42%
Hispanic 45% 52%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 63%
Limited English proficiency 2% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I love Richardson Elm my oldest went there and my two younger ones are still there. Two of my boy's have ADHD and all of the teachers resource teachers OT SLP reading lab teachers and Mr. Dunbar the principal have been very supportive and work as a team so we can find the best possible plan that will help my child succeed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school - Mr Dunbar is an amazing leader and his staff is excellent. They administration staff is top-notch and we loved Mrs. Stretton for kinder. Great school with decent class sizes.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a horrible school. The first grade and second grade teachers are worthless however great teachers for kindergarten. My child has been there since Kinder now in 1st grade and we are puling him out in the middle of the school year. There is a lot of bullying too maybe since it goes to 6th grade. Mrs. Shaar (1st grade teacher) has no control over her class. Parking is terrible. People speed on camino de la tierra so much police have to sit there everyday by crosswalks. The class size is to much for teachers to handle. Kinder had 32 kids this year per class. Not a lot of hands on learning either. Teachers keep kids inside from their recess almost everyday because they didn't listen than say they were rowdy. Overall I hate the school and so does my son

  • (3 years ago)

    Lyle Dunbar is an amazing principal! He is a man of character! He loves each child who attends his school! He is not afraid to have FUN at school! This is a very very warm school with teachers who care about their students! Lyle you are just a delight!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have four children and 3 attend or have attended Richardson. (My youngest will start kindergarten next year.) There is a wonderful faculty and attitude at this school and because of the small size every student is given individual attention and care.

  • (7 years ago)

    Richardson is an excellent school because of its great leadership. Mr. Dunbar is a hands on principal who supports his faculty and staff. They in turn support student success.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great northwest side school. It has small class sizes so your children receive more attention.

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Overall score

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