Richards Middle School

2892 Edgewood Rd
Columbus, GA 31906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Richards Middle School serves 698 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 43% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is equal to the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

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 698 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students698 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 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 0.62, 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
#842 out of 2188 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
15%
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Black
54%
37%
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White
30%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.620.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMuscogee 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 Hardaway High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rainey Mccullers School Of The Arts (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clubview Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbus Clubview Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 501 students
    0.1 miles
    2836 Edgewood Rd
    Columbus, GA 31906
    (706) 565-3017
    0.1 K-5 501
  • Columbus Hardaway High School Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,273 student
    0.3 miles
    2901 College Dr
    Columbus, GA 31906
    (706) 748-2766
    0.3 9-12 1,273
  • Columbus Rainey Mccullers School Of The Arts Math: 38% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-10 | 310 students
    1.2 miles
    1700 Midtown Dr
    Columbus, GA 31906
    (706) 748-3360
    1.2 6-10 310
  • Columbus Rigdon Road Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 605 students
    1.3 miles
    1320 Rigdon Rd
    Columbus, GA 31906
    (706) 565-2989
    1.3 PK-5 605
  • Columbus Columbus High School Math: 91% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,286 student
    1.4 miles
    1700 Cherokee Ave
    Columbus, GA 31906
    (706) 748-2534
    1.4 9-12 1,286

School Reviews

5  
As a long-time teacher at Richards, since 1998, I've witnessed the aim to provide consistent quality instruction and valuable experiences for highly diverse groups of learners. Performing at top levels in academic, arts and sports activities is a standard.
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