Academy of Richmond County High School

176 reviews
  1. Richmond County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    D+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
910 Russell St
Augusta, GA 30904
Telephone
(706) 737-7152
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
990
83 responses
Average ACT
21
47 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
47%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
42%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • My favorite school events are the sports games
    25%
  • The drama productions
    25%
  • My favorite school events are football games
    22%
  • Parades
    16%
  • Pep Rally
    9%
  • Jrotc military events
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,277
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,221
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.6%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,047/ year
National
$11,890
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

Reviews

176 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    57
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    4
My experience with the Academy of Richmond County is great. I'm currently a senior and have been enjoying my years with the Academy of Richmond County. The Academy of Richmond is a great school and has a great environment. There are some things that the academy should work on. This consist of the organization of things. Some things aren't well organized. However, the Academy of Richmond County has been a good school thus far. They have great teachers and administration. The classes are difficult but are preparing me for college. The sports and clubs are great things to be a part of. Also, the IB Program is a great program to be a apart, which I am currently in.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
The teachers belonging to Richmond County are some of the most underappreciated, overworked people I have ever encountered.

I myself am a student, who on a daily basis, watches my fellow classmates disrespect the very people taking time out of their day to give us an education, and continue to let ignorance fill their lives instead of knowledge.

On a daily basis , grown men and women come to work to be taunted by students less than half their age.

The district is on a very low budget : our text books are far from up to date, the desks are stained, the walls have holes, there are roaches and rats crawling around our classrooms , and this make the student body reluctant to learn in thee conditions. We ,as a whole, lash out at those who are trying their best to take care of us.

Despite their own attempts, the district cannot fully take care of our teachers. There have been numbers of times when faculty members have been "let go" for paying their lockers late, there have been instances where there has been months with no pay... they do all that they can.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago
The teachers here are very helpful and engaging! Some teachers here break it down into full detail where learning a new subject can be fun and interesting. They spend a little time with each student, and get to know us very well.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago