Richards Elementary School

21 School St.
Newport, NH 03773
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Richards Elementary School serves 447 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Hampshire state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New Hampshire state average of 14% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Richards Elementary School's student population of 447 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Richards Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 455 schools in New Hampshire (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Richards Elementary School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NH)
Overall Testing Rank
#448 out of 455 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
1%
6%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
97%
86%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.060.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NH Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Richards Elementary School is Newport Middle High School (high) (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Newport Middle School (0.8 miles away)
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