School Details

Richmond-Burton High School

8311 Illinois 31, Richmond, IL 60071
(815) 678-4525

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 783 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Richmond-Burton Chsd 157 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richmond-Burton High School is a public high school in Richmond. The principal of Richmond-Burton High School is Mr. Tom Lind. 783 students attend Richmond-Burton High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Richmond-Burton High School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 783 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 14% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Richmond-Burton High School is 16:1. Johnsburg High School 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
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 14%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    As a student at RBCHS I really do not like this school. If you don't play a sport or if you aren't super smart or your parents don't donate half their pay checks every month you are nothing. Things get stolen from locker rooms even when the lockers are locked and people smoke in the bathrooms. The student body is very good with ranking high on tests but as people they are the biggest jerks ever. Freshman year bad rumors were started and nothing was done about it. It's just kinda like a "wait it out and things will hopefully get better" attitude. There's people that either love RB or they hate it. There is no in between.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had three children go through the school. All 3 have been very successful in college. Excellent dedicated staff and administration. Great small town school with wonderful educational results.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended this school for all four years of high school and after talking to students from other schools and comparing how I've done in university compared to others in the state I have to say that I lucked out into going to this high school. While it's not perfect (it needs some work in the fine-arts department) most of the teachers are really good and they do a great job of preparing us students for the future. My biggest complaint would be how overly strict it got over the years I was there. ID's were required to be worn around the neck and it was enforced to an almost ridiculous degree despite being in an environment where almost all the teachers know who you are in the first year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Everyone is friendly. Teachers are awesome. Loved high school. My high school experience was one of my favorite parts of my life thus far. I wish i could go back. Great teaches. Great Sports.

  • (5 years ago)

    Old boys way of running a school poor leadership average teachers average academic programs lack of sports or clubs

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers and administration safe welcoming enviornment.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has consistently finished in the top 5 in the state of Illinois Math & Science competitions and has won the top spot. My children have gone on to the University of Illinois Champaign and Carthage College and excelled. I feel this school has prepared my children well both educationally and from a character stand point. The administration has always been fair and the teachers go out of their way to help students who ask for assistance. This school is located in a growing small town and has the support of generations of alumni. We could expand our music and fine arts program.

  • (9 years ago)

    Not much here to see at this school. Sports teams are usually in last place the past few years; kids don't seem to want to play. Administration needs to step up and take charge. Pretty good science department. School curriculum is unorganized segmented and incomplete. Some teachers enforce school rules others let things go. Very tough place to work if you thrive in an organized environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    This gives insight to the overall atmosphere and quality of education at this school. It's a mediocre school with mediocre teachers that don't embrace excellence. Philosophy of individuality isn't encouraged at a time when teens develop stronger individual interests. I stayed four years using my strength of character & perserverance. Ending I considered the ultimate sacrifice teaching one last lesson;

  • (9 years ago)

    Coming from a good school district in the NW suburbs this school is way below my expectations. The administration seems friendly on the surface the school has a newer exterior apperance but the insides are in the stone ages. It is physically safe mentally straining. The administration is unjust inconsistent and shows favoritism. Extracurriculars in sports are there but there is little student ivolvement in the sports only enough players for varsity teams for most sports. Kids are more involved in jobs outside school. Some parents are involoved but to a lesser degree. Many teachers are young inexperienced and lackluster. The experienced ones seem to be just waiting for retirement. There are a few teachers that are bright and shining stars at this school but not enough. Little variety. Some technology. Very 'old-school.'

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