Academy of Richmond County High School in Augusta, GA - Niche

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Academy of Richmond County High School is a public school in Augusta, Georgia. It has 1,277 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 65% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 124 reviews written and they have been mixed.

910 Russell St
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 737-7152

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3.5 from 124 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I play on the golf team at Richmond Academy and also I play in the orchestra and band. We have a wonderful CTAE department and which was rated best in Richmond County. Our fine arts department is outstanding from the music plays to concerts to playing for charity.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Richmond Academy is the 5th oldest school in the America. But our school is different because at our school we have EDS kids, these kids come from the Eposical Day school. Besides going to a private high school they come to Richmond Academy for free and excel in everything they touch. But this is my competition in the real world.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: I am in the international baccalaureate program and my teachers are different than the other teachers. My teachers goes beyond the call of duty to make sure me and classmates understand the lesson. My teachers are the best in the whole wide world.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers at my school usually do what they are required to do, only because they know they will still get a paycheck. Although some do stay after school to assist us even if their motives are selfish.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Sadly I did not participate in any extracurricular activities throughout my high school years. There are clubs like anime, foreign language, jrotc, skillsUSA, deca, fccla, fbla, yearbook and others. Most of the clubs require a membership fee to join and take expensive trips to club meetings occasionally. skillsUSA, Deca, and yearbook are the most popular in my opinion. Administration does not encourage club participartion and most club costs are covered by the members. After-school activities are very popular. Support is shown for the majority of the sports and most of the coaches are nice

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Josey High School 1 mi. 706
2.66 Laney High School 1 mi. 672
4.33 Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School 2 mi. 791
1.66 Butler High School 4 mi. 795
2.66 Westside High School 4 mi. 861

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Academy of Richmond County High School United States Butler High School Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Josey High School Laney High School Westside High School
African American 76.0% 15.0% 86.0% 42.0% 91.0% 94.0% 54.0%
White 13.0% 51.0% 9.0% 44.0% 4.0% 0% 32.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 4.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 4.0% 0% 1.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.3%
Grade 10 27.6%
Grade 11 26.2%
Grade 12 18.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 21% The best thing about this school are the people.
  • 21% The traditional feeling of the school
  • 19% The teachers are awesome
  • 14% If you need help w/ anything the faculty can help
  • 12% The IB Program
  • 7% Mr. Knox, Ms. Hamilton and Mr. Lewis
  • 2% Mrs. Castro
  • 2% Dual Enrollment

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 42% There can be a lot of ignorant people sometimes
  • 26% People try to ruin the school.
  • 13% Not diverse
  • 6% Appearance
  • 6% Teachers who do not teach
  • 3% Racism
  • 3% Other students who try to act like a teacher

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 53% It is the 5th oldest school in the united states o
  • 42% It's big on tradition
  • 5% It has many recently added privileges

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% An experience
  • 30% Motivational
  • 20% It can be fun if you stay with the right people.
  • 15% Caotic

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 47% Stay focused on your work and move fast btwn class
  • 35% Do not fall for peer pressure stay focus
  • 18% Always keep your eyes and ears open

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.