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About This School

Richlands High is a public high school in Richlands. The principal of Richlands High is Mr Darin Cloninger, whose e-mail is darin.cloninger@onslow.k12.nc.us. 1,087 students attend Richlands High and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 32% of the 1,087 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Richlands High is 17:1. Southwest High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 60%
Multiracial 5% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Asian 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 45%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This school is alright but they need to make alot of changes to make themselves beter

  • (6 months ago)

    At first I thought the school was amazing. But then I saw its true colors. The teachers witness bullying and yet do nothing and when students come to them it makes it worse not better. Most of the teachers do not help to prepare you for the exams. I find myself having to self teach myself a chapter we were supposed to learn months ago five days before exams. The school revolves around sports. I was at first excited to come here hoping I would not face what I would have also faced at another high school but find myself deeply disappointed.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is a joke. Limited opportunities boring teachers rude people. I've never experienced so much racism and discrimination before in my life. If you're new here I'd consider homeschooling instead. Stay away from this school!

  • (10 months ago)

    Unless you plan on being every teacher's favorite don't go here. This school caters to only a select few individuals and the rest get ignored. Most of the teachers seem to be burdened with the chore of teaching and interacting with students and some will openly talk rudely about a student behind their back with other students - incredibly unprofessional! There are only a select few teachers that really care and want to help the students learn. The only redeeming quality this schools has is probably its art program but even that leaves a lot to be desired. The guidance counselors have got to be the worst I've ever seen or heard of. One cost be a $1000 scholarship because he couldn't be bothered to print out my transcripts within a week of when I asked him and then he lied about having them ready before and even calling me over the intercom to go and get them. I've only ever seen the other standing around and chatting to other people in the office. In summarty DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.

  • (1 year ago)

    Look I am a senior at this school and I think an honest review should be given. Other than the great principle and a select number of teachers the administration largely does not care about the student body. The guidance department is the biggest joke on campus. Despite having two guidance counselors the guidance department seems completely unable to carry out the simple task of aiding seniors and underclassmen in the tasks they need completed. For example there is little to no college prep scholarship opportunities or even help with class selection. The limited class selection is sure to put off any transfer students although the online class system provided by NCVPS helps to alleviate some of the limited class choices. Do not come in to this school expecting much. If you are the parent of a child who is intelligent please consider a different school. The work ethic at this school does not wholly promote college or even national high school standards. If your child is not the brightest or has a lower work ethic please think about a different school. Your child will have no room for improvement I assure you. Please accept this honest review. I am looking out for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you're non-white you will see a lot of discrimination at this school. My son experienced it on a daily basis by students and sadly by teachers as well. There was no positive reinforcement by his teachers specifically one who would make indirect comments to my son. There is a lot of favoritism as well. If you're different be prepared to face these challenges.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. My child comes back every day with good news from how much he loves the school and how the teachers treat him. This is a great school I enjoy my child going to this school. This school offers so many oppurtunities to the students; giving them great chances to follow their dreams and ambitions. The campus itself is pretty small in size but they use the space offered as best as they can.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are transferring to this school...think twice! We transferred from out of state and have had nothing but problems with transfer of credits. We trusted the counselor would schedule my children correctly as requirements are very different here. My child was scheduled wrong by the counselor which led him to not graduate on time. The principal is just as useless as he has no clue either! The school is old outdated and way too small. My advice...stay far away from this school if you want your children to have a great educational experience!

  • (2 years ago)

    We love the opportunities the school has to offer. They offer Honors class AP(Advance Placement) classes and have an Engineering Academy as well as a Health Sciences Academy. So they can meet the needs of all academic levels of their students. Many opportunities to even be dual enrolled at high school and college during the school day for seniors can't beat that. My son doesn't want to go anywhere else. Their are so many sports teams baseball basketball football soccer tennis golf swimming cross country track...Fine arts abound as well. We love the friendly staff who keep you posted on the classroom via email as well as keep their websites up dated with assignments & more. It is a small town school with big time opportunites.

  • (4 years ago)

    Recently moved here from another state and I do feel that the educational standards are lagging here in this state. My daughter is getting straight A's which is wonderful but says that her classes are easy. As a parent I would have liked her to be challenged a bit more. Overall Richlands High School seems to be a great school. Everyone I have spoke with from the ladies at the front office to the counselors and teachers have been extremely nice and helpful. The school is well kept and clean and is trying extremely hard to keep up with the expanding Richlands community and the flow of students that has begun.

  • (4 years ago)

    Just moving from an area where I attended a DODDS school I was extremely ahead in my knowledge of all subjects. This was a disadvantage because there was hardly a challenge in school; it was not hard for me to keep a straight A streak.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has really enoyed going to this school. The teachers email me my childs test results and grades. The teachers seem to try to get to know the students as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is dirty and th teachers and pricpials are rude and show alot of favoritism if you arent from richaldns dont try out for sports they will only choose richalnds groupies!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have pleaased with the High school as a whole. I have plesant and productive interactions with both the teachers and the principle.

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