Richfield – District 280

School
District

280
– Richfield

School
Website

http://www.richfield.k12.mn.us

School
Contact

Superintendent
Barbara Devlin

 

612-798-6011

 

 

 

Riichfield is a comfortable neighborhood community with a tradition of excellence in education.The Richfield Public Schools provide a full range of educational offerings and student support services Pre-K through Grade 12 as well as an extensive community education program for adults and preschoolers. The school district serves about 4,100 students K-12 in Richfield and part of Edina.

The mission of the Richfield Public Schools is to prepare all learner for success in a changing world by developing their knowledge and abilities within a climate of mutual trust and respect.

Like the pioneer families who built the first log cabin school on the shores of Wood Lake in 1854, the Richfield school community continues to invest in its youth: volunteering in schools and classrooms, serving on the school board, committees and task forces, and providing the financial resources necessary to keep our schools up-to-date and support student learning. Recent examples include passage od a 10-year capital projects levy in 2003 to upgrade and expand technology use and a 2005 operating levy referendum to maintain current educational programs, reduce class sizes and expand to all day kindergarten, reading and literacy support and expanded gifted education opportunities.

We are proud of our students and our staff. They continue to work hard, win awards and do well on various measures of progress. As examples, tow students received National Merit Scholarships in 2005, and two additional students achieved Commended status in 2006. Among students taking Advanced Placement exams in MAy 2006, three RHS students were recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars, earning a score of 3 or greater on 3 or more exams. Two students qualified as AP Scholars with Honor, earning ab average exam score of 3.25 with grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

In addition,Richfield Public Schools was one of 34 Minnesota School Districts recognized by Standard and Poor’s for narrowing the achievement gap, based on an analysis of statewide assessments results in 2003-2004 and 2005-2005. Richfield’s middle and high schools narrowed the achievement gap between black and white students and between economically disadvantaged students and all students. “It is difficult to narrow achievement gaps,” explained Tom Sheridan, vice president of Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services. “However, this analysis shows that there are a number of schools that have made outstanding progress.”

For more information

To learn even ore about our schools, please visit them or go to www.Richfield.k12.mn.us. You may also contact the district office or a particular school with questions at any time.

Again, thank you for your interest in the Richfield Public Schools. We hope to welcome your family to our community.

Yours truly,

 

Barbara S, Devlin, Ph.D.

Superintendent

 

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Barbara S. Devlin

612-798-6011

Special Education and ESL

Ms. Lynda Gault

612-798-6041

Fine Arts Coordinator

Ms. Teresa Rosen

612-798-6111

Athletic Director

Mr. Todd Olson

612-798-6131

General Information

Mrs. Bonnie Inforzato

612-798-6012

Gifted/ Talented Director

Gary Schuette

612-798-6681

Computer Education Director

Mr. Dean Breuer

612-798-6023

Curriculum, Instruction and Tecnology

Ms. Kate Trewick

612-798-6021

Instructional Technology Coordination

Dean Breuer

612-798-6024

High School Principal/general Information

Dr. Jill Johnson

612-798-6101

HS Guidance Coordination

Ms. Theresa Rosen

612-798-61111

HS Special Education

Ms. Jean Cady

612-798-6257

HS Fine Arts

Ms. Teresa Rosen

612-798-6111

HS Computer Education

Ms. Teresa Rosen

612-798-6111

Middle School Principal

Mr. Stephen West

612-798-6401

Intermediate School Principal

Mr. Eric Paulson

612-798-6601

Centennial Elem.Principal

Mrs. Lee Ann Wise

612-798-6801

Sheridan Hills Elem Principal

Mr. Joey Page

612-798-6901

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities:

Elementary
Schools (K – 5)

No.Buildings:3

No. Students:1,652

Middle
Schools

(6-8)

No.Buildings:1

No. Students:864

High Schools (9-12)

No.Buildings:1

No. Students:1,463

Open Enrollment

Yes 

 

 

*Student
Staff Ratio:

 

Elementary
Schools

22:1

Middle
Schools

27:1

High Schools

28:1

 

 

**Expenditures
Per Pupil:

 

Elementary
Schools

$9,556

Middle
Schools

$9,556

High Schools

$9,556

 

*Student to Teacher ratio based on 2005-06 enrollment and staffing data.

** Per pupil expendature is calculated by multiplying the cost per pupi; unit (including General education,capital and debt service expenditures) x the per pupil weighting at each level (Half Day Kindergarten = .557, Full Day Kindergarten – Grades 3 = 1.115, Grades 4-6 = 1.06, and Grdaes 7-12 = 1.3), The per pupil expenditure at the elementary level reflects the fact that most Kindergarten students are enrolled in full day Kindergarten.

Transportation:

 

Bus Available:

Yes

 

 

Hot
Lunch:

 

Hot Lunch
Available:

Yes

 

 

Grading
Policies

 

Elementary
Schools

Decsription of performance in relation to specific standards

Middle
Schools

Letter grades

High Schools

Letter grades

 

 

Percentage
of Schools Accredited

 

Elementary
Schools

100%

Middle
Schools

100%

High Schools

100%

 

 

 

Percentage
Staff Degrees:

 

Bachelors:

100%

Masters:

59%

PhD’s:

N/A

 

 

Certified
Staff

 

Elementary

 

Elem Art:

Yes

Elem Phys.
Ed:

Yes

Elem Music:

Yes

Elem Media:

Yes

 

 

Number
of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities: 
20

 

 

Classes
Offered:

 

Middle
School:

 

Band:

Yes

 

 

Choir:

Yes

 

Orchestra:

No 

French:

No

Spanish:

Yes

German:

No

Adv. Computers:

Yes

 

 

High
School:

 

Band:

Yes 

Choir: 

Yes

Orchestra:

No 

French:

Yes

Spanish:

Yes

German:

Yes

Adv. Computers

Yes

Adv. Calculus:

Yes

 

 

 

Ratio
Students to Computers:

 

Elementary
Schools

5:1

Middle
Schools

5:1

High Schools

5:1

Learning
Alternatives

Full or half-day Kindergarten

Extended day/extended year elementary and secondary academic and enrichment programs

Independent Study Options (RHS)

Success with All Students (SWAS – Credit Recovery Program at RHS)

Alternative and online learning through Intermediate District 287

Post secondary Educational Options (RHS Grades 11 and 12)

West Metro Education Program magnet schools: Inter District Downtown School (IDDS, K-12), Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School (FAIR, Grades 4-8)

Metrpolitan Learning Alliance Mall of AMerica School (Grades 10-12)

Center for Training and Career (Option for recent immigrants, ages 16-21)

 

 

Percentage
of Seniors who went to:

 

Community
College

2 Year

20%

College
or University

4 Year

49%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACT
Statistics:

 

Average
ACT Scores

21.2%

Percentage
of Students taking ACT

57%

 

 

SAT
Statistics:

 

Average
Math Score

542

Average
Verbal Score

577

Percentage
of Students taking SAT

2%

 

 

National
Merit Scholars:

 

Commended

2

Finalist

 

 

 

Programs
for Gifted and Talented:

Yes

Special Education Programs:

Yes

English as a Second Language Program:

Yes

 

 

Athletics:

Baseball

Basketball

B/G

Football

B

Ice Hockey

B/G

Downhill Skiing

B/Gl

CC Skiing

B/G

Tennis

B/G

Golf

B/G

Softball

G

Sync Swimming

B/G

Dance (performance & competitive)

G

Swimming

B/G

Wrestling

Volleyball

G

Track and Field

B/G

CC Running

B/G

Gymnastics

G

Soccer

B/G

 

 

Broomball

N/A

 

 

Dance Team

N/A

 

 

Badminton

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intramural
Programs:

 

 

Baseball

B

Vollyball

Coed

Basketball

B/G

Softball

N/A

Downhill Skiing

B/G

Touch Football  

B/G

 

Other:

Broomball:
Co-ed

 

 

 

 

Special
Programs of Note:

 

 

Full day Kindergarten

Elementary literacy initiatives – participation in National Literacy Collaborative, Reading Recovery, balanced literacy.

Strong environmental learning component to science curriculum, incorporating field trips to Woodlake Nature Center in Richfield (K-5) and an off campus environmental learning center experience at Grade 6.

Richfield’s gifted and talented program strategically blends 6 elements: cluster classrooms,classroom differentiation,small group enrichment/extension classes,clubs and competitions, and honors and college credit classes.

Honors, Advanced Placement and College in the Schools options at RHS include AP History,Biology, Physics and English: College in the Schools German, Spanish and Social Studies; and Honors English, Math (3 years), Pre Calculus, Calculus, and Science.