Colonel Richardson High School

25320 Richardson Rd,

Federalsburg, MD, 21632-2403

Tel: (410)754-5575
Grades: 9-12

528 students

Colonel Richardson High School serves 528 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Colonel Richardson High School operates within the Caroline County Public s School District.
The school district's 74% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 528 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 528 students
Colonel Richardson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Colonel Richardson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Colonel Richardson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Colonel Richardson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Colonel Richardson High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
2%
11%
Colonel Richardson High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
27%
37%
Colonel Richardson High School Black (1989-2012)
White
65%
43%
Colonel Richardson High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Colonel Richardson High School Sch Ethnicity Colonel Richardson High School 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.
0.51 0.68
Colonel Richardson High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
44%
35%
Colonel Richardson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
12%
7%
Colonel Richardson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,545 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 84% over five years.
School District Name Caroline County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
29
Number of Students Managed 5,545 17,449
Caroline County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 74% 85%
Caroline County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $72 MM $244 MM
Caroline County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $93 MM $238 MM
Caroline County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,041 $14,580
Caroline County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,793 $14,228
Caroline County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Caroline Career & Technology Center (10.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Colonel Richardson Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Federalsburg Elementary School (4.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Federalsburg Colonel Richardson Middle School
    25390 Richardson Rd
    Federalsburg , MD , 21632
    (410)754-5263
    0  mi  |  372  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Federalsburg Federalsburg Elementary School
    302 South University Ave
    Federalsburg , MD , 21632
    (410)754-5344
    4.9  mi  |  486  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Preston Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Preston Elementary School
    225 Main St
    Preston , MD , 21655
    (410)673-2552
    5.4  mi  |  435  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Denton Denton Elementary School
    303 Sharp Rd
    Denton , MD , 21629
    (410)479-1660
    8.1  mi  |  640  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hurlock Hurlock Elementary School
    301 Charles St
    Hurlock , MD , 21643
    (410)943-3303
    9  mi  |  435  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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