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The Richland School District of today dates from 1944, when the U.S. government built the plutonium-enriching facilities at the Hanford site and established the modern community of Richland for the site’s thousands of employees and their families.
Those families were just the latest in a series of communities to call the Mid-Columbia home. They were preceded by the pioneers, farmers and ranchers who had moved West decades before and the Native American tribes who lived in the region for thousands of years. All similarly sought to prepare their children to lead better lives than previous generations.
We remain committed to this universal vision.
This begins with an academic foundation of excellent instruction and rigorous curricula taught by high quality staff that empowers students to be agents of their own education. We provide services for students of all talents and abilities, from preschool to Grade 12, and strive to create learning environments of equity, safety and growth.
Our strong focus on co-curricular and extracurricular programs—from diverse visual and performing arts offerings and instructional technology to athletic and leadership opportunities—reinforce work in the classroom and inspire student creativity, innovation and citizenship.
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Our Mission & Commitments
The Richland School District’s educational excellence inspires and prepares students to become:
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