20 21 Stoney Ground
Christiansted, VI 00820
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Arthur A. Richards Junior High School serves 262 students in grades 7-8.
Arthur A. Richards Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virgin Islands for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the Virgin Islands state average of 89%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virgin Islands state average of 75%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Virgin Islands state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virgin Islands state average of 98% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Arthur A. Richards Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virgin Islands for:

School Overview

Arthur A. Richards Junior High School's student population of 262 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Arthur A. Richards Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 25 schools in Virgin Islands (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Arthur A. Richards Junior High School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VI)
Overall Testing Rank
#5 out of 25 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
89%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
26%
20%
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Black
72%
77%
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White
1%
2%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
n/a
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Diversity Score
0.42
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
99%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in VI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Top 50%)

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