Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool

Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool serves 376 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 91%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virgin Islands for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the Virgin Islands state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Virgin Islands state average of 98% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool places among the top 20% of public schools in Virgin Islands for:

School Overview

Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool's student population of 376 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students376 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 27 schools in Virgin Islands (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool is 0.43, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VI)
Overall Testing Rank
#27 out of 27 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
67%
91%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
47%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:111:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
1%
Hispanic
24%
20%
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Black
72%
77%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool and the percentage of Black public school students in Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
2%
2%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
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Diversity Score
0.430.37
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
99%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSaint Croix School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool is Saint Croix Central High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John H. Woodson Junior High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alfredo Andrews Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
The bathrooms are dirty, but the kids make the mess, and my class cleans my classroom.
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This school is dirty doesn't clean. My child always says the teachers curse, and I heard a teacher cursing this behavior is unacceptable.
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5  
My name is Marjorie a transferred special ed. Paraeducator. I was trying to communicate via phone with Mrs. Gonzales or Mrs.. Miller to inform them that I am attending a workshop at Central High school gym. Blessings
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