Top 10 Best Richmond City Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 59 public schools serving 24,222 students in Richmond City, VA. Richmond City has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Richmond City, VA are Open High School, Mary Munford Elementary School and William Fox Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Richmond City, VA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Virginia public school average of 72%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 80% statewide average). Schools in Richmond City have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Richmond City Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Open High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    600 S Pine St
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-4661

    Grades: 9-12 | 181 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Mary Munford Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    211 Westmoreland Street
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804) 780-6267

    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
  • Rank: #33.
    William Fox Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2300 Hanover Ave
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-6259

    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Richmond Community High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    201 E Brookland Park Boulevard
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804) 285-1015

    Grades: 9-12 | 236 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Broad Rock Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4615 Ferguson Ln
    Richmond, VA 23234
    (804) 780-5048

    Grades: PK-5 | 910 students
  • Rank: #66.
    John B. Cary Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3021 Maplewood Ave
    Richmond, VA 23221
    (804) 780-6252

    Grades: PK-5 | 264 students
  • Rank: #77.
    J.e.b. Stuart Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3101 Fendall Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804) 780-4879

    Grades: PK-5 | 324 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Thomas Jefferson High School Math: 59% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4100 W Grace St
    Richmond, VA 23230
    (804) 780-6028

    Grades: 9-12 | 734 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Patrick Henry School Of Science And Arts Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3411 Semmes Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23218
    (804) 888-7061

    Grades: K-5 | 327 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Huguenot High School Math: 70% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7945 Forest Hill Ave
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 320-7967

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,349 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Franklin Military Academy Math: 60% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    701 North 37th Street
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 780-4968

    Grades: 6-12 | 367 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    J.b. Fisher Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3701 Garden Rd
    Richmond, VA 23235
    (804) 327-5612

    Grades: PK-5 | 315 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    George W. Carver Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1110 W Leigh St
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-6247

    Grades: PK-5 | 484 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Linwood Holton Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1600 W. Laburnum Ave
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 228-5310

    Grades: PK-5 | 649 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Ginter Park Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3817 Chamberlayne Ave
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 780-8193

    Grades: PK-5 | 314 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Fairfield Court Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2510 Phaup St
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 780-4639

    Grades: PK-5 | 472 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    George Wythe High School Math: 40% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4314 Crutchfield St
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 780-5037

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,180 student
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    John Marshall High School Math: 48% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4225 Old Brook Rd
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 780-6052

    Grades: 9-12 | 667 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Richmond Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    119 West Leigh Street
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-4388

    Grades: 6-12 | 983 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Albert Hill Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3400 Patterson Ave
    Richmond, VA 23221
    (804) 780-6107

    Grades: 6-8 | 484 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Southampton Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3333 Cheverly Rd
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 320-2434

    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5601 Jahnke Rd
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 780-5061

    Grades: PK-5 | 422 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Yvonne B. Miller High School Alternative School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 E. Main Street, Floor 20
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 371-0700

    Grades: 6-12 | 137 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Bellevue Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2301 E Grace St
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 780-4417

    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    G.h. Reid Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 Whitehead Rd
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 745-3550

    Grades: PK-5 | 700 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    J.l. Francis Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5146 Snead Rd
    Richmond, VA 23224
    (804) 745-3702

    Grades: PK-5 | 563 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Miles Jones Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    200 Beaufont Hill Drive
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 319-3185

    Grades: PK-5 | 634 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Overby-sheppard Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2300 1st Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804) 329-2515

    Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    George Mason Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    813 N 28th St
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 780-4401

    Grades: PK-5 | 923 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Binford Middle School Math: 32% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1701 Floyd Ave
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-6231

    Grades: 6-8 | 417 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Lucille M. Brown Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6300 Jahnke Rd
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 319-3013

    Grades: 6-8 | 755 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    E.s.h. Greene Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1745 Catalina Dr
    Richmond, VA 23224
    (804) 780-5082

    Grades: PK-5 | 641 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Chimborazo Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3000 E Marshall St
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804) 780-8392

    Grades: PK-5 | 419 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Richmond Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 N. 17th St.
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 646-3470

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Oak Grove/bellemeade Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2200 Ingram St
    Richmond, VA 23224
    (804) 780-5008

    Grades: PK-5 | 719 students
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