Richards Elementary School

21 School St.
Newport, NH 03773
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Richards Elementary School serves 351 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Richards Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Hampshire for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New Hampshire state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 17% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 351 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NH
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Richards Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Hampshire for:

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School Overview

Richards Elementary School's student population of 351 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
351 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Richards Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 456 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Richards Elementary School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#445 out of 456 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
95%
83%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
18%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Richards Elementary School's ranking?
Richards Elementary School is ranked #445 out of 456 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Hampshire.
What schools are Richards Elementary School often compared to?
Richards Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Canaan Elementary School, Hollis Primary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% NH state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NH state average).
How many students attend Richards Elementary School?
351 students attend Richards Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Richards Elementary School students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Richards Elementary School?
Richards Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New Hampshire state average of 11:1.
What grades does Richards Elementary School offer ?
Richards Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Richards Elementary School part of?
Richards Elementary School is part of Newport School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 351 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NH Dept. of Education

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