Richmond County SchoolsWith an annual operating budget of approximately $249 million, the Richmond County Board of Education operates 60 schools for 33,030 students including eight high schools, nine middle schools, 35 elementary schools, three magnet schools, three special schools and two charter schools.
Graduation rates have improved to 69.5 percent and 70.2 percent of Richmond County Schools met Adequate Yearly Progress standards. The system offers supplemental academic support to students who are achieving below standard. The graduation rate is 66.3 percent.
The school board employs 2,735 certified teachers and 2,219 non-certified personnel and transports approximately 22,000 students each day. The system serves about 14,500 breakfasts, around 25,000 lunches and about 2,400 snacks each day.
The school system has formed a partnership in collaboration with local city and government officials and businesses who understand that our community is dependent upon good schools. It has also implemented the i-Parent program, a web based program for parents to receive electronic access to student grades and allow them to follow the student's progress.
The Superintendent, his administration and teachers of Richmond County, are committed to making sure each student in Richmond County gets the highest quality education.
The following schools in this system qualified for a Highest Percentage of Students Meeting and Exceeding Standards:
- Davidson Magnet School, Platinum Award Winner
- A.R. Johnson Magnet, Platinum Award Winner
- Walker Traditional Magnet School, Gold Award Winner
- Freedom Park Elementary, Gold Award Winner
- Garrett Elementary, Bronze Award Winner
For more information visit Richmond County Public Schools Website