H L Richards High Sch(campus)

H L Richards High Sch(campus) serves 1,685 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% 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 1685 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,685 students
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade H L Richards High Sch(campus) Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
4%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
11%
23%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
28%
19%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Black (1988-2012)
White
54%
50%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.62 0.66
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
18%
23%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
32%
26%
H L Richards High Sch(campus) Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,550 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Chsd 218 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 5,550 797
Chsd 218 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Chsd 218 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $97 MM $10 MM
Chsd 218 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $90 MM $10 MM
Chsd 218 School District Spending (1990-2009)
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: 2012 (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 (0.3 miles away)
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