Richfield Senior High School in Richfield, MN - Niche

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Richfield Senior High School is a public school in Richfield, Minnesota. It has 1,144 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 41% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 104 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

7001 Harriet Ave South
Richfield, MN 55423
(612) 798-6100

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3.6 from 104 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: The only things I like about Richfield are the diversity and the availability of CIS classes, everything else is horrible. A large percentage of people who've gone here in the past few years leave just after their freshman year because of how bad it is, which causes a lack in funding so the facilities and technology are trash. For several weeks, they implemented a policy where you couldn't leave the classroom for ANYTHING unless you were escorted by a security guard (there are only two) because of recent fights during lunch and drug deals in the bathroom. Students come to school high off weed and xanax daily. Unless you want your child to get into drugs, I would not recommend sending them here, this school is a joke, both the student and teachers here know it.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Teachers: I love how diverse the school is and that CIS classes are available, but there is very little funding and the principles all leave after only a few years. In the past 5 years, there have been 3 different principles all with different policies. A big percentage of people who've gone here leave after freshman year and the pregnancy rate is the highest in the state.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: They do it for the checks.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers here are friendly, good role models for students, they above and beyond to make sure everyone has the right tools for success .
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: the school is pretty good about keeping students and teachers safe

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Washburn Senior High School 3 mi. 1,320
2.66 Kennedy Senior High School 3 mi. 1,476
4.00 Southwest Senior High School 4 mi. 1,658
3.33 Jefferson Senior High School 5 mi. 1,654
2.33 Roosevelt Senior High School 5 mi. 783

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Richfield Senior High School United States Jefferson Senior High School Kennedy Senior High School Roosevelt Senior High School Southwest Senior High School Washburn Senior High School
White 34.0% 51.0% 75.0% 43.0% 17.0% 56.0% 47.0%
Hispanic 32.0% 25.0% 4.0% 19.0% 38.0% 9.0% 20.0%
African American 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 22.0% 34.0% 26.0% 25.0%
Asian 8.0% 4.8% 8.0% 10.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.9%
Grade 10 23.1%
Grade 11 22.2%
Grade 12 23.9%

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 15 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 31% Nice teachers
  • 17% Teachers and student
  • 17% Students
  • 14% Sports
  • 10% Events
  • 10% Community support

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% The way everyone got along despite the diversity
  • 31% Poor and very diverse
  • 8% Everyone has everyone's back, for the most part

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 31% Fun
  • 23% Not Edina
  • 15% Respectable
  • 15% Accepting
  • 8% Weird
  • 8% Average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 90% Teachers are willing to help so ask for it
  • 10% Do your homework

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.