School Details

Richards Elementary School

5812 N Santa Monica Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
(414) 963-3951
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 723 students 17 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

70%
68%
49%
64%
63%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Whitefish Bay School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
87%
75%
70%
70%
51%
54%
55%
36%
89%
89%
75%
94%
96%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Whitefish Bay School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
72%
50%
61%
61%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Whitefish Bay School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richards Elementary School is a public elementary school in Whitefish Bay. The principal of Richards Elementary School is Mark Tenorio. 723 students attend Richards Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 0.8% of the Richards Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 2% of the 723 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Richards Elementary School is 17:1. St. Monica School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 80% %
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Moved here from TX. My daughter found 4th grade VERY challenging...a very good thing. The school has a very good range of activities especially in music. I've been impressed with the staff. Zero issues with other kids in school I'm very confident that problem kids are promptly dealt with. Most of all there is no school lunch...no communistic rules about which snacks the school deems healthy. A common sense good school which I feel sets the standard! WOW!

  • (3 years ago)

    Whitefish Bay has the ultimate schools. IRichards is a prep for the High School which dominated the State with a all time high score with a 26.5 ACT. It was number one in the state by over a point and with a score like that possibly tops in the Nation.

  • (3 years ago)

    The care and 100% concern compassion dedication is unmatch anywhere. I could not create a better school if I started from scratch then Richards. Richards familys are from the instide out the ultimate. Our 2 girls love it here and I wouln't trade Richards for any school on the planet!

  • (5 years ago)

    RIchards Elementary School has a fine staff of competent teachers and administrators! Our PTO provides such great opportunities for all of our children!

  • (5 years ago)

    My granddaughter goes to Richards. She looks forward to going to school and does her homework enthusiastically. My grandson went there as well and is a very good student at the middle school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our family's second year at Richard's. I cannot say enough in praise of this school. It is a very warm and welcoming-- as well as organized and well run. Our kids are thriving there. The parents are very involved running school wide activities throughout the year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Discipline is something that the principal is to soft handling it and the school district doesn't cooperate.

  • (8 years ago)

    My family is new to the Milwaukee area. After touring Richards Elementary meeting its staff counselor and our daughters second grade teacher and my sons fourth grade teacher I am convinced we are in the right place one that fosters compassion community and excellence. -Susan Buerger Parent

  • (8 years ago)

    Richards elementary school.Is a very good school.My seven year old daughter has attended school there since k-5 she enjoys the school and is getting a quality education.The principal and teachers are great and have very caring attitudes.If your looking for a great school look no further richards elementary is the school for your child. .Mrs.Maddox

  • (8 years ago)

    Richards School is a well-run neighborhood school north of Milwaukee. Specials such as art PE library and music are available K4-5th--with orchestra in 4th and band available in 5th. Parents are very involved with an active PTO and community life. Teachers are well trained and prepared to teach a high quality reading curriculum including phonics and vocabulary instruction; the math program is Everyday Math and test scores are showing gains in problem solving--parents will need to supplement computation skills development.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school where academics are not only encouraged but facilitated. The school community is involved and active. Children are treated with respect. If you are a new family to the community be your own advocate through becoming involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    Richards is a wonderful school. Because of my husband's work we have lived in different places and Richards is by far the best school that my daughter has attended. It is very good academically but it also has a teamwork and caring environment. The teachers are excellent and the principal and counselor are exceptional.

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