Richton Elementary School

701 Elm Avenue, P.o. Box 568
Richton, MS 39476
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 279 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Richton Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 279 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • : Top 50% in MS
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Richton Elementary School's student population of 279 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
279 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Richton Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Richton Elementary School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
#317 out of 805 schools
(Top 50%)
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40-44%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Richton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
30-34%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Richton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
14:1
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American Indian
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1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
24%
47%
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White
70%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.45
This chart display the diversity score of Richton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
7%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Richton Elementary School's ranking?
Richton Elementary School is ranked #317 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are Richton Elementary School often compared to?
Richton Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sand Hill Elementary School, South Perry Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
How many students attend Richton Elementary School?
279 students attend Richton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Richton Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hispanic.
What grades does Richton Elementary School offer ?
Richton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Richton Elementary School part of?
Richton Elementary School is part of Richton School Dist School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 279 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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