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Richards Career Academy High School

Public School | Grades 9-12 | City of Chicago SD 299
5009 South Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-4945

About This School

Richards Career Academy High School is located in Chicago, IL and is one of 140 high schools in City Of Chicago School District 299. It is a public school that serves 562 students in grades 9-12. See Richards Career Academy High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Richards Career Academy High School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

562

Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

89.5%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$11,303
per student
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Richards Career Academy High School Reviews

By , a Parent on

I am a current student at this school and it's a very great school. The teachers are great and you can get individual help. The students rarely fight, I recommend you go here. (Edited for grammar by Education.com staff)

By a Current Student on

This school give you all the help you it great for students to  go to. You can individual get help the teachers are easy to talk the academics are great the teachers engage in you the students doesn't fight and it great learning environment

By a Current Student on

Idon't know, Richards can be a dull school at times by their a diamond in the rough, the key is to find a mentor (tescher, Administrator, or personel) to lach onto. It may not give you the advantages, but then again will the real world give you advantages? No, they expect you to take them. Heed my word on this one, this schools not cut out for everybody.

By a Current Student on

I am a current student at this school, I wouldn't recommend any child to come here it just doesn't have "high learning" the majority of the students act out and just don't care many are influenced by that you see students walking in the halls all day it's a sad school. You may have gone to this school many years ago and say it's a good school maybe the time you were there but things have changed so far my high school years have been "years that won't be remembered" I make pretty good grades getting A's and B's and hoping my college years will definitely be a happier experience. The neighborhood is bad not horrible but still bad, police and many community watchers are always outside when school  hours are done so you don't feel threatened walking home well that's if your not in a gang guess you'll be alright. A few weeks back it was No uniform day and the principal announced you couldn't wear anything red said "It was a gang color" which is absolutely ridiculous when nowadays every color is a gang color but she's the principal so. Most of the teachers are nice I can agree with that but I wouldn't say I'll remember their faces let alone their names they don't impact you much you wouldn't feel "Wow what this teacher said I'll always remember" but hey that's just my opinion. I have a younger sister soon to be a high school student and she will definitely not go to this school as long as I'm around. For those who have gotten this far thank you for reading my review but I highly recommend you think more than 5 times before you even consider going to Richards.

By , a Former Student on

it was fun

Reviewed on

What I love the most about Richards is that they believe that all children are capable of success, no matter what your learning capacities are.  Anyone who wants individual help gets it.  There is such a bonding between teachers/staff and students, that it makes everyone feel right at home. There is an eagerness to teach new ideas that it keeps all the classes interesting.  I highly recommend this school.

By , a Former Student on

I went to richards and graduated in 2009, the school is small but you get all the help you need from the teachers, you can get 1 on 1 time, and if you some early, you can extra credit done. i love the teachers and the wonderful staff. its like your walking into another home everyday. when you walk through richards doors, you feel like you're in a family members home. they treat you like family, and they push you to do betta.. like famliy would. i love richards. i was culinary arts and my teacher was like my mom. she always checked up on me. I LOVE RICHARDS CAREER ACADEMY

By on

I am a Richards Career Academy Alumni, My experience at Richards was great the teachers are there for you when you need help theyre doors are always open. I found that even students with problems recieved the help that they needed. i loved my school deeply the teachers the school itself the environment was comfortable and safe. Richards is a school that is of great standing something you hold dear memories to never leave but i guess thats all H.S. but im glad i went to richards and Proud to have been a Student

Go ANGELS!!!

By a Current Student on

WELL IM CURRENTLY A STUDENT AT RICHARDS CARRER ACEDEMY AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT EVEN THOUGH THAT SCHOOL GETS BORING AT TIMES IM HAPPY TO SAY I WOULD GRATUATE THIS YEAR  I LOVE THAT SCHOOL I LOVE THE STAFF AND I LOVE EVRYTHING ABOUT IT IT MAY NOT BE AN IMPORTANT SCHOOL LIKE THE REST BUT TEY WORK HARD ON GETTING YOU TO GET ON TRACK AND FIND A CARRER YOU WANT THEY HELP YOU I KNOW BECOUSE THEY HELPED ME THAT SCHOOL IS LITTLE  BUT THE MORE LITTLE IT IS THE MORE YOU WILL ACHIVE ALL IM SAYING IS THAT DONT GUDGE A SCHOOL BECOUSE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IT STAYS BY GUDGE FOR YOUR OWN EXPIRIENCE THER .

I LOVE RICHRDS ON THE DOWN LOW LOL

By a Current Student on

I would have to definitely concur with Christian. I graduated from Richards In 2005 and I made the decision to strive for a higher education- attending college was not the eases thing for me coming from Richards but, it was not the teacher’s fault in fact I will be the first to say I think we had great teachers it was just some of us, myself being one that picked and choose the things we thought were important. I really respect Richards a lot and I feel until you really understand the definition of growth you will have the negative attitude towards this institution as such.

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