Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool

491 Barren Spot
Christiansted, VI 00820
1/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 380 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 89%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 75%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Virgin Islands state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virgin Islands state average of 99% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in VI
  • : 67% (Btm 50%)
  • : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool's student population of 380 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
380 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool ranks within the bottom 50% of all 25 schools in Virgin Islands (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool is 0.38, 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.
This School
State Level (VI)
#25 out of 25 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(18-19)
67%
89%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
54%
75%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
22%
21%
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Black
76%
77%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
White
2%
1%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
n/a
All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
This chart displays the diversity score of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool and the public school average diversity score of Virgin Islands by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
99%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool's ranking?
Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool is ranked #25 out of 25 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virgin Islands.
What schools are Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool often compared to?
Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School, Alfredo Andrews Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 89% VI state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 75% VI state average).
How many students attend Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool?
380 students attend Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool students are Black, 22% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool?
Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Virgin Islands state average of 12:1.
What grades does Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool offer ?
Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool part of?
Ricardo Richards Elementary Scchool is part of Saint Croix School District.

School Reviews

4   5/14/2020
The bathrooms are dirty, but the kids make the mess, and my class cleans my classroom.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Lauren
1   5/1/2020
This school is dirty doesn't clean. My child always says the teachers curse, and I heard a teacher cursing this behavior is unacceptable.
- Posted by Parent - Jessica
5   9/24/2016
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
- Posted by Teacher - mmglo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 380 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 67% (Btm 50%)
  • : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VI Dept. of Education

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