Richards Middle School

3555 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Richards Middle School serves 2,160 students in grades 6-8.
Richards Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Richards Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Richards Middle School's student population of 2,160 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students2,160 students
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Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
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School Comparison

Richards Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Richards Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#988 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
47%
15%
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Black
35%
37%
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White
7%
40%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGwinnett County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Richards Middle School is Oakland Meadow School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Moore Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cedar Hill Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lawrenceville Cedar Hill Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,071 student
    0.1 miles
    3615 Sugarloaf Pkwy
    Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    (770) 962-5015
    0.1 PK-5 1,071
  • Lawrenceville Moore Middle School Math: 38% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 941 students
    0.9 miles
    1221 Lawrenceville Hwy
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    (678) 226-7100
    0.9 6-8 941
  • Lawrenceville Oakland Meadow School Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-12 | 51 students
    1.1 miles
    590 Old Snellville Hwy
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    (770) 513-6800
    1.1 PK-12 51
  • Lawrenceville Winn Holt Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,172 student
    1.1 miles
    588 Old Snellville Hwy
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    (678) 376-8600
    1.1 PK-5 1,172
  • Lawrenceville Crews Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,376 student
    1.3 miles
    1000 Old Snellville Hwy
    Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    (770) 982-6940
    1.3 6-8 1,376

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