Richland County High School

1200 E Laurel St
Olney, IL 62450
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 710 students in grades 9-12, Richland County High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 710 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : 80-84% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Richland County High School's student population of 710 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
710 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Richland County High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Richland County High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#1900 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Richland County High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
15-19%
28%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Richland County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20-24%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Richland County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Richland County High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Richland County High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
17%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Richland County High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
89%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Richland County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Richland County High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Richland County High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.21
This chart displays the diversity score of Richland County High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80-84%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of Richland County High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
43%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Richland County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Richland County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Richland County High School's ranking?
Richland County High School is ranked #1900 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Richland County High School?
The graduation rate of Richland County High School is 80-84%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Richland County High School?
710 students attend Richland County High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Richland County High School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Richland County High School?
Richland County High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Richland County High School offer ?
Richland County High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Richland County High School part of?
Richland County High School is part of Richland County CUSD 1 School District.

School Reviews

3   8/3/2020
The school has relatively nice teachers, and the staff are unproblematic. The students are very clique-oriented and not very welcoming. If it isn't a sport, then it feels as if no one really cares. Not a great place but also not the worst. You just have to find the good parts.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Anon
1   2/10/2020
The high school doesn't care about the students at all. Cares more about getting students in trouble than the school having heat in the middle of winter. Definitely don't recommend this school and they should really improve their ways of interacting with their students. Overall, their performance is very disappointing.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - .
2   4/4/2011
They get rid of good coaches/teachers. Admin lies to board. very political
- Posted by Parent - jjjj4

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 710 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • : 80-84% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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