H L Richards High Sch(campus)

H L Richards High Sch(campus) serves 1,576 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
H L Richards High Sch(campus) operates within the Chsd 218 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1576 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 129 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,576 students
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 129 teachers
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade H L Richards High Sch(campus) Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 13:1
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
4%
4%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
14%
24%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
27%
19%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Black (1988-2013)
White
55%
50%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) White (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups H L Richards High Sch(campus) Sch Ethnicity H L Richards High Sch(campus) Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.30
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
51%
45%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,298 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name Chsd 218 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 5,298 932
Chsd 218 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate n/a% 88%
Chsd 218 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $97 MM $10 MM
District Spending $90 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $17,085 $10,546
Chsd 218 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,946 $10,416
Chsd 218 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Regl Institutional Scholastic Excellence (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Elden D Finley Junior High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ridge Lawn Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chicago RidgeRidge Lawn Elementary School
    5757 105th St
    Chicago RidgeIL 60415
    (708)636-2002
    0.2 mi | 527 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Chicago RidgeRidge Central Elementary School
    10800 Lyman Ave
    Chicago RidgeIL 60415
    (708)636-2001
    0.7 mi | 509 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Chicago RidgeHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Elden D Finley Junior High School
    10835 Lombard Ave
    Chicago RidgeIL 60415
    (708)636-2005
    0.8 mi | 386 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Oak LawnOak Lawn-hometown Middle School
    5345 West 99th St
    Oak LawnIL 60453
    (708)499-6400
    0.9 mi | 1031 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Oak LawnColumbus Manor Elementary School
    9700 Mayfield Ave
    Oak LawnIL 60453
    (708)424-3481
    1.2 mi | 369 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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