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 117 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.5 from 117 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Its an okay school but for the first three years they could have better teachers there is no reason why majority of tje 2016 class failed chemistry when they could have done something about it this year they have really great teachers
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My sophomore year at the Academy of Richmond County was also my first year in a public highs school. Like all schools, ARC had rumors, many of which I believed. After the completion of my 10th and 11th grades years here at ARC, I've learned that it is not that bad. Like other schools, it has it;s problems, but the will and hunger for success over powers it all.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Richmond is fine, its just certain students attending.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: So far my experience at this school has not been as I expected. It not the best school, but it is okay. It is one of the oldest high schools in America. You could definitely tell when you walk into certain classrooms. The pep rallies are okay, the food is terrible, and most of the teachers are not that bad.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My years have been good only because of my friends. We all strive to get good grades and keep our GPAs up. We study together and help each other in different subjects. I don't really have school spirit because I don't really wan to represent this school. Everything is all over the place when it comes to academics and its frustrating. Teachers quitting left and right and the ones that can't teach are still here when they should be removed. Higher school officials don't listen to the voice of the students but instead choose to dictate everyone. Classes should be secretly monitored and ALL tests should be revalued. Its frustrating when the teacher does not help students and the class fails together. The lunch is sickening and the desks need to be removed (the ones attacked to the floor and the ones that are attached to the chair) because the desks are hard to work on and have vulgar words written from years ago. I would have moved to North Carolina if it were not for my friends and the IB program.

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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 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 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 19 responses

  • 42% Yes
  • 37% Not sure.
  • 21% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 26% The best thing about this school are the people.
  • 21% The traditional feeling of the school
  • 21% The teachers are awesome
  • 15% If you need help w/ anything the faculty can help
  • 12% The IB Program
  • 6% Mr. Knox, Ms. Hamilton and Mr. Lewis

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 17 responses

  • 53% It is the 5th oldest school in the united states o
  • 41% It's big on tradition
  • 6% It has many recently added privileges

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Motivational
  • 33% An experience
  • 17% Caotic
  • 17% It can be fun if you stay with the right people.

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 13 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 31% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 8% I hate everything about this school.