About Us

The first formal education in Ray County began in 1819 as a subscription school.  As population increased, other subscription schools were established.  Churches felt a need, and formal schools were established:  Richmond College (est. 1856) by the Presbyterian Church and an Academy (est. 1850s)by the Christian Church.  During the Civil War, Richmond College (located on the current City Hall property) was an Army Hospital and Armory for both Northern and Southern troops as the flow of the war progressed.  After the war, the property became the property of the City of Richmond and parcels were sold along Camden and Thornton streets to pay for debts and establishment of a school. In 1859, public school was started in the Richmond College building, with a high school course in the college.  Established in 1883, Richmond High School has been an important part of the Richmond and Ray County History.  
     The "Echo" yearbook was first published in 1910, and the second was in 1920. Afterwards, it has been published yearly.  "Spartans" was was the name selected in 1931 to represent all interscholastic events.  Previous to 1915, RHS did not have a formal athletic program.  Our mascot, "Leonidas" (Leo), the wearable Spartan mascot was named in 2008-09.  We are active participants in the Missouri River Valley Conference, Girls and Boys State, Missouri Association of Student Councils, National Honor Society, and we are an A+ School for the State of Missouri.  Students enter in the 9th grade (Freshmen) and continue to excel in academics, exemplified by many graduates going on to two and four-year colleges / universities.  Well known in the region for our academic success, fine arts (Music, Theatre / Forensics and Art), as well as our practical arts (FBLA and FFA), we also excel in athletics.  In the classroom and in our activities after school, the Richmond Spartan traditions are well established.  We emphasize the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each student and strive to instill high standards for academic integrity, and leadership in our students. Through our programs, students are given the technology, skills and knowledge to be effective members of our school, community, and our global society.

Our campus boasts a new (2016) Science Laboratory, state-of-the-art student-friendly technology centers, an impressive student activities program, and a great faculty of ambitious teachers ready to give senior high school students the best school experience.

Please check our "Good News" newsletter and our FaceBook Page for up-to-date information about our school and activities.

Richmond High School:  "Home of the Spartans!"

RHS Student Body 8-26-17


The Richmond R-XVI High School Campus
451 E. South St.
Richmond, MO  64085

Principal:  John Parker
Asst. Principal:  Ron Dunham
Counselor:  Courtney Swafford
Counselor:  Jayneen Stigall
Principal's Sec:  Shannan Maxwell
Attendance Sec: Leslie Bailey
Registrar: Billie Dugan
A+ Coordinator:  Jill Pence
Phone: 1-816-776-2226
Fax: 1-816-776-8748

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Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award

2016 - 17 (announced May 2017)
Congratulations to Our Awardees:
Kim Wilton - RHS - Mathematics
Peggy Wollard - Dear - 1st Grade
Joshua Howk - RMS - Careers /
Current Events / Economics

Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award Information
Spartan Excellence Award Form

Character Words
2017- 18
August - Bullying
September - Citizenship 
October - Respect
November - Trustworthiness
December - Service Learning
January - Responsibility
February - Caring
March - Fairness
April - Careers



Oct 16 - District Choir Auditions
Oct 19 - Great American ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
Oct 19 - Picture Retakes 8am
Oct 19 - Early Release - Parent Conferences 1pm - 8pm 
Oct 20 - No School - Fall Mini Break
Oct 23 - No School - Fall Mini Break
Oct 24 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct 25 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct 26 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct 27 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct 27 - Stuco to District Convention
Oct 26 - 28 - National FFA Convention
Oct 28 - ACT Testing Day
Oct 28 - District Choir @ Platte County HS
Oct 28 - Band @ MO Western Parade
Oct 31 - FFA Trunk or Treat @ RHS Parking Lot
Oct 31 - Trick or Treat Street @ Richmond City Gym 5pm
Nov 2 - Band Recital 6:30 @ RHS
Nov 4 - All-District Band Tryouts
Nov 9 - Veteran's Luncheon @ 11:30am
Nov 10 - Band to Courthouse Veterans Program
Nov 10 - Fall Play @ 7:30pm
Nov 11 - Fall Play @ 7:30pm
Nov 12 - Fall Play @ 2:00pm
Nov 18 - All-District Jazz Band @ Mo Western
Nov 22 - NO SCHOOL
Nov 23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - NO SCHOOL

RHS "Good News" Newsletter

RHS Counseling Dept
Scholarship Listings
Senior Spotlight and
Counseling Info

ATHLETIC EVENTS are on the Spartan Athletics Page