Richmond Public Schools serves nearly 24,000 students and is comprised of 25 elementary schools, including one charter school, seven middle schools, five comprehensive high schools and three specialty schools. Representing the region’s diverse socioeconomic mix, 75% of RPS students are African American, 13% are hispanic, and about 9% are white. 75% of RPS students qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch.
In 2018, under the leadership of our new Superintendent, RPS held over 170 community meetings to answer a crucial question: What do we want for our children, and for the future of our city? Guided by our resulting Strategic Plan, Dreams4RPS, we believe that without a world-class education, true freedom and liberty - the kind that allows you to pursue your dreams whatever they may be - will remain out of reach for far too many of our children. We cannot allow that to happen. Our very destiny as a city rests upon us ensuring that our schools become engines of opportunity for ALL of our children, regardless of background.
Following our three core values of equity, engagement, and excellence - combined with a commitment to transparent and inclusive leadership - we will collectively write a historic chapter in the RPS story. Thank you for choosing to support RPS - together, as one “beloved community,” there is no limit to what we can achieve.
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