Our Town ~ Richmond, Indiana

By Mr. Plaschke

the basics

Population: 36,345

Per capita income: $19, 849

Median family income: $32,863

28.7% of people below poverty level

83.9% white

8.6% black

4.1% hispanic or latino

4.0% two or more races

1.1% asian

Of the citizens over age 25...

79.5% graduated from high school

17.2% graduated from college

the school

Richmond High School, home of the Red Devils

a Title I school (= due to high levels of students living at or near poverty, the school is eligible for special government funds)

Out of 1,526 students,

1,143 are white (74.9%),

169 are two or more races (11%),

144 are black (9.4%),

43 are hispanic (2.8%),

21 are Asian/Pacific Islander (1.3%),

6 are American Indian/Alaskan (.3%)

Lunch eligibility?

51.4% free, 9.9% reduced

Student to teacher ratio: 15.90 to 1

In the '12-13 school year,

170 students suspended,

25 expelled,

93% attendance

the state measures

Average per pupil expenditure in the district: $11,283

Teacher salaries in Indiana: $24,000--$87,602
`` at Richmond High: $33,646--$66,772

High schoolers passing Math ECA in Indiana: 68.8%

`` at Richmond High: 64.8%

High schoolers passing Language Arts ECA in Indiana: 75%

`` at Richmond High: 72%

Richmond High grads pursuing college: 52.4%

...12th graders taking the SAT: 34.9%

the mission & vision

RHS Mission:

Educate for success by preparing all students to be college/career ready through positive relationships, respect, and responsibility with a relevant and rigorous curriculum

RHS Vision:

By 2020 Richmond High School will be the highest performing high school

in East Central Indiana