At Richmond Community Schools, we provide a quality education that empowers students to be successful in a global community.

Guaranteed Learning for All Students

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Welcome to Richmond Community Schools
Richmond Community Schools provides a high quality education that empowers students to be successful in a global community.  In other words, Richmond Community Schools is committed to students graduating as fully functioning adults, ready to participate in a global economy and ready to take on the challenges that will confront them.

Our comprehensive course offerings are designed to meet the needs of every student.  From advanced placement courses to targeted intervention classes, Richmond Community Schools has what every student needs.

At Richmond Community Schools the focus is on Guaranteed Learning for All StudentsThe continuous school improvement process is organized around the concepts and principles of a Professional Learning Community (PLC), where student achievement is our #1 focus.  We look forward to our partnership to help your child reach his or her full potential! 

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Teacher of the Year

The Macomb County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are presented annually to honor and reward teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, who have achieved, through their effort and example, the highest standards of excellence in their profession. 

The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), in partnership with the 21 school districts across the county, has created these awards out of a conviction that a quality public education system is essential to the health and vitality of our community. Richmond Community Schools believes that encouraging excellence in education is the shared responsibility of all who reap its benefits.

Richmond Community Schools is seeking nominations for this year's Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from students, staff members, parents and community members.  Individuals may nominate more than one teacher by completing an online form (CLICK HERE: for each nominee.  Nominations will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 based on the following criteria:

1. Mission Driven and Passionate.  Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching; commitment for teaching; and willingly accepts responsibilities outside of their teaching assignment.

Positive and Real
.  Demonstrates with parents; students; and colleagues respect; caring; empathy and fairness.

3. Teacher Leader
.  Is an expert in their classroom; assumes a leadership role in the school; and engages the community within the classroom and school.

Motivational Expertise
.  Demonstrates efficacy; has high behavioral and academic expectations for students.

Community Focused
.  Understands the need of the community; participates in community outreach; and builds parent-school relationships.

In addition to the criteria above, the Outstanding Teacher of the Year selection committee will also consider the following criteria when determining this year’s elementary, middle and high school Teacher of the Year winners:

  • High-level of Consciousness.  Effectively manages and organizes the classroom; monitors and adjust instruction as necessary; can adapt to the changing needs of the classroom and school; and uses resources to support the academic; social and emotional needs of students.


  • Teaching Style.  Demonstrates creativity; uses technology to engage and promote learning; and uses unique practices that get results.


  • Instructional Effectiveness.  Uses research-based instructional practices; is clear and concise when delivering instruction; uses a variety of well-executed teaching models and/or approaches; uses data to analyze the effectiveness of instruction; ensures a high rate of student success; constructs well planned and meaningful lessons; engages students in the learning process; and understands the needs of at-risk learners.


  • Life-long Learner.  Seeks outside learning opportunities related to their content; facilitates professional development within or outside of their building and keeps abreast of current research and educational issues.


  • Reflective Practitioner.  Examines teaching behaviors for the purpose of self-growth; changes practice based on reflection and feedback; and is flexible to the changing needs and demands of the profession.

The winners of Richmond Community Schools’ elementary, middle and high school Outstanding Teacher of the Year winners will move on to compete at the county-level for Macomb County Teacher of the Year.  Thank you for taking the time to nominate a Richmond Community Schools' teacher or teachers for this year's Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.


Tours on Tuesday at Ten
Are you a new family to the Richmond community?  Are you considering sending your child to Richmond Community Schools?  Would you like a tour of the facility to look at the programs Richmond Community Schools has to offer your child?  Then you are invited to join Superintendent Walmsley and the building administrators for a tour of our building(s) every Tuesday at 10 o'clock.

You will receive a personal tour of our facilities, information about programming options for your child and witness first-hand the quality educational programs Richmond Community Schools has to offer you and your child.  And when the tour is over, you even have the option to enjoy a FREE lunch in the lunch room and taste the nutritious meals our students enjoy.  In addition, we will offer your child an opportunity to “shadow” the rest of the day with one of our students to see the school from their perspective.

Richmond Community Schools is the small-town, family-oriented school district for which you are looking.  Our focus is guaranteeing learning for all students!  If you would like to participate in Richmond Community Schools’ Tours on Tuesday at Ten
, please call the District's Community Liaison & Public Relations Secretary, at (586) 727-3565, ext. 6011.

Board of Education Meeting Notice
The Richmond Community Schools Board of Education will hold its Regular Board of Education Meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Richmond High School Media Center located at 35320 Division, Richmond, MI 48062.  Telephone Number of Principal Office of Board of Education: (586) 727-3565  Board Minutes are located in the Principal Office of the Board of Education (35276 Division, Richmond, Michigan 48062).

Ryan Edberg, Secretary, Board of Education

Click Here for List of Scheduled Monthly Meetings for 2018

Click Here for Meeting Notice for Regular Board Meeting

Click Here for Regular Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Technology News

2016 Superintendent's Letter, regarding laptops.

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Website Block/Unblock Request Form
If you feel a website that is currently available to students should be blocked or would like to request the opening of a blocked website please fill out the form.  Thank you for your continued partnership in our new 1:1 initiative.

Backpack Blessings from the CommunityBackpack Blessings from the Community originally started as a community partnership between Richmond Community Schools and the Methodist Church in Richmond.  Since its inception, many other organizations have assisted in this partnership through monetary and food donations as well as offering volunteers

Each week, volunteers stuff the backpacks full of food to feed families on the weekend.  The backpacks are filled according to the number of people and ages in the household and include enough food for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends.

School social worker, Nancy Laratonda, gathers the names of families in need and works with the volunteers to provide the families with a backpack of food for the weekend.  Backpacks are delivered to the main office of school the child attends for them to pick up or they are delivered by volunteers to the students’ home.   The list of families in need is kept strictly confidentially by Ms. Laratonda.

In the summer when school was is not in session, the families may pick up their back packs full of food from the Board of Education Office.  If they were unable to pick them up, volunteers from the church delivered them to the homes.

While non-perishable food for the Backpack Blessings from the Community program are kept at Richmond High School where volunteers fill backpacks, donation bins are available in the lobbies or main office at each school for the community to make donations.

If you would like more information, please call the District's Community Liaison & Public Relations Secretary at (586) 727-3565, ext. 6011.
Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Richmond Community School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion ,military status, national origin or ancestry, sex, disability, age (except as authorized by law,) height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or employment. Inquiries related to any nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Superintendent, 35276 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062, (586) 727-3565.
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