Richmond High School (Richmond, California)
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|Richmond High School|
|Richmond, California, USA|
|School district||West Contra Costa Unified School District|
Vice Principal = Rocio ReyesVice Principal = Esaul Orozco
|Faculty||Elsa Torres, Luis Mazariegos, Veronica Vega, Zenaida Rivera-Camacho, Lola Verdin|
|Color(s)||Red and Blue|
|Athletics||Football, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming|
|Athletics conference||CIF North Coast Section - ACCAL|
|Website||Richmond High School|
Alumni and Post-High School Education
Many students choose to attend a community college with intentions of transferring to a four-year university. However, there are programs that are dedicated to helping Richmond High School students get accepted to four-year university. One such program is College Is Real, a program that provides academic counseling, tutoring, mentoring, motivation, accountability and resources to students. It has grown from its initial 16 members in 2005 to 130 or more members each year plus more than 100 college attendees.
According to Richmond High's School Accountability Report Card (SARC), which is required to be published annually, the school has a predominantly "Hispanic or Latino" student base, accounting for 76.43% of their total enrollment. The SARC report also cites that 75% of the student base is "Socioeconomically Disadvantaged", with 54% designated as "English Learners".
By multiple measures, Richmond High School's academic performance is extremely poor.
|California Standard Tests Scores, proficiency rate |
However, compared with other schools in the district, with similar demographics, Richmond High School students are higher achievers. This is in part the result of the implementation of a system of Smaller Learning Communities, also called academies. Presently there are five separate academies, Multimedia, Law, Health, Engineering, and Creative & Performing Arts. Three of these academies are certified by the California Partnership Academies arm of the California Department of Education. Students choose an academy based on their interests, and are provided with integrated curriculum project-based learning opportunities, career technical elective classes, teachers with a common preparation period, internships, and mentors. Academies handle all but the most serious discipline problems.
- Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson was based on real basketball coach Ken Carter and the 1999 Richmond High School basketball season.
- Jim Landis, center fielder for the Chicago White Sox team that played in the 1959 World Series, attended Richmond High.
- Louis A. Mackey, linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, attended Richmond High.
In 2009, a student was raped on the school property, over a period of hours, by multiple individuals. The incident received national publicity.
- "GNIS Detail - Richmond High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 14 June 2000. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- "Richmond High's School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for 2007-2008" (PDF).