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77%
  • Middle College High
  • 2600 Mission Bell Dr., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 267
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
52%
  • Olinda Elementary
  • 5855 Olinda Rd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 329
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
50%
  • Richmond Charter Elementary-benito Juarez
  • 777 Sonoma St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 158
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
47%
  • Valley View Elementary
  • 3416 Maywood Dr., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 320
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
46%
  • Richmond Charter Academy
  • 3200 Barrett Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 215
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
37%
  • Highland Elementary
  • 2829 Moyers Rd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 477
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
36%
  • Richmond College Preparatory
  • Po Box 2814, Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 444
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
35%
  • Leadership Public Schools: Richmond
  • 1404 Franklin St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 480
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
35%
  • Making Waves Academy
  • 4123 Lakeside Dr., Richmond
  • Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 760
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
35%
  • Caliber: Beta Academy
  • 4301 Berk Ave., Richmond
  • Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 294
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
31%
  • Sheldon Elementary
  • 2601 May Rd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 401
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
31%
  • Murphy Elementary
  • 4350 Valley View Rd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 489
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
28%
  • Washington Elementary
  • 565 Wine St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 467
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
24%
  • De Anza High
  • 5000 Valley View Rd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
24%
  • Peres Elementary
  • 719 Fifth St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 534
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
21%
  • Ford Elementary
  • 2711 Maricopa Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 474
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
20%
  • Wilson Elementary
  • 629 42nd St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 506
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
20%
  • Coronado Elementary
  • 2100 Maine Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 430
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
19%
  • Richmond High
  • 1250 23rd St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,486
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
17%
  • Manzanita Middle School
  • 2925 Tech Ct., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 154
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
16%
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
  • 960 17th St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 615
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
15%
  • John F. Kennedy High
  • 4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 865
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
9%
  • Grant Elementary
  • 2400 Downer Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 563
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
9%
  • Lovonya Dejean Middle School
  • 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 625
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
9%
  • Stege Elementary
  • 4949 Cypress Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 335
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
8%
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
  • 4022 Florida Ave, Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
6%
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • 29 Sixth St., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 465
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
6%
  • Nystrom Elementary
  • 230 Harbour Way S., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 505
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
n/a
  • Vista High (alternative)
  • 2625 Barnard Rd., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 290
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
n/a
  • Greenwood Academy
  • 831 Chanslor Ave., Richmond
  • West Contra Costa Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 261
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 39:1
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Richmond school information

IndexRichmondCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores27%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools268,30879,221
Total private schools163,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
The Richmond, CA educational system consists of 26 public schools, 16 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Richmond public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 29% lower than than the California average and 45% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Richmond public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.0% have completed high school, 26.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Richmond

IndexRichmondCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade77.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school75.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college56.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%

Richmond, CA School Districts

West Contra Costa Unified School District

There are a total of 26 public schools, 16 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Richmond. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Richmond, CA schools is 27%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Richmond, CA, an average of 77.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 75.0% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Richmond schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Richmond, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Tiburon, CA9,17083%69%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%
Richmond, CA108,30327%45%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Richardson, TX108,35079%60%
The Woodlands, TX108,37392%87%
Pueblo, CO108,38526%48%
Murrieta, CA108,58350%1%
Antioch, CA108,67525%50%
Richmond, CA108,30327%45%
Source: The Richmond, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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