Richmond-Burton Community High School

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Richmond-Burton Community High School
Richmond, Illinois
United States
Coordinates 42°26′47″N 88°18′39″W / 42.4465°N 88.3107°W / 42.4465; -88.3107Coordinates: 42°26′47″N 88°18′39″W / 42.4465°N 88.3107°W / 42.4465; -88.3107
Type Public
Motto First Class
Locale District #157
Superintendent Dan Oest
Principal Thomas Lind
Grades 9-12
Number of students 809
School color(s) Maroon & Gold
Athletics Click to see
Mascot Rocket
Campus Sub-Urban

Richmond-Burton Community High School is a four-year public high school located in Richmond, Illinois. One middle school (Nippersink Middle School) feeds into the high school.


Richmond is located on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Richmond is about 44 miles south-southwest of Milwaukee 64 miles northwest of Chicago.


Illinois uses the ISAT and the PSAE tests to assess elementary through high school students achievement in relation to the performance standards expectations. In 2009 students at Richmond Burton outperformed the state average in all categories.

  • Math 65% proficient (State Average 52%)
  • Reading 65% proficient (State Average 57%)
  • Science 67% proficient (State Average 51%)[1]


Richmond-Burton's athletic teams are known as the "Rockets" or for female teams the "Lady Rockets", and compete in the Kishwaukee River Conference.

  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Concert Band
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Color Guard
  • Cross Country
  • Dance Team
  • Drama
  • Golf
  • ICTM
  • Softball
  • Academic Team
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • WYSE


Richmond-Burton's football team won the IHSA State Football playoffs in 1992 season in class 2A. The 2005 team lost in the quarter-finals and the 2008 and 2009 team lost in the semi-finals of the 4A bracket, while their 2010 team lost in the quarterfinals of the 4A playoffs. In 2011 the football team lost in the 4A state championship. The WYSE team won the State Championship in 2003 in the 700+ division, and also won back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008 in the division 1500+. They were also home of one of the winningest wrestlers in IHSA history, Jordan Blanton, who went 152-1 capturing 3 state titles along the way.


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