Richwood High School

Tel: (304)846-2591
  • Richwood High School serves 383 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 46%) for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Richwood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10%.
  • Richwood High School operates within the Nicholas County s School District.
  • Nicholas County s School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the West Virginia state average of 89%.

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School Overview

  • Richwood High School's student population of 383 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students383 students
Richwood High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Richwood High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Richwood High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeRichwood High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Richwood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 646 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richwood High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.12. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
33%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)35-39%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Richwood High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Black
n/a
4%
Richwood High School Black Students (2006-2013)
White
98%
90%
Richwood High School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Richwood High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsRichwood High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownWV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.040.12
Richwood High School Diversity Score (2000-2016)
Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
Richwood High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
22%
Richwood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
3%
Richwood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Richwood High School is Nicholas County s School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 57 school districts in West Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Nicholas County s School District's student population of 3,870 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 75% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,608 in this district is less than the state average of $11,801. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,957 is less than the state average of $12,722. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameNicholas County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    15
    10
    Number of Students Managed3,8703,627
    Nicholas County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    31%
    33%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
    47%
    46%
    District Graduation Rate
    92%
    89%
    District Total Revenue$43 MM$43 MM
    District Spending$44 MM$46 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,608$11,801
    District Spending / Student$10,957$12,722
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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