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

Guaranteed Learning for All Students

Richmond Cheerleaders Running onto FieldRichmond High School Computer LabElementary Student with LaptopRichmond Football Players at the LineRichmond Football Players JumpingRichmond Marching Band on Football FieldRichmond Physics Students working on a ProjectRichmond Soccer Player on Field
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! 

A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Richmond Community,

Yesterday was a sad day in America and the education community.  With another school shooting this year, we have again lost some of our most precious gifts, our children, as well as members of our educational profession.  A profession that educates and prepares all other professions.  Sadly, this is becoming the “norm.”

While these events are often difficult to understand and talk about, I am encouraging all parents to speak to their child/ren about what happened and help them process the event so that they may feel safe in our city and townships as well as in school.  While I am the Superintendent of this great District, I am also a father and parent of a Richmond student.  I want to make sure your child/ren and mine feel safe and are safe while at school.  Our staff is ready and willing to help any students process this tragic event. 

As professionals who know your child/ren best, I am encouraging our staff to talk with students about what happened, help them process this unthinkable act, and what we would do if an event like this were to happen in Richmond.  I trust their professional judgement and the relationships they have built with your child/ren to have this difficulty, but necessary conversation, obviously appropriate to the student’s age and cognitive ability. 

As a District, we are collectively reviewing our District’s Crisis Management Plan and protocols with all staff in order to respond appropriately should an incident like the one in Florida happen here.  While we may think it will never happen in Richmond, the reality of the world we live in is that it may happen anywhere, anytime.  Our vigilance in keeping our buildings secure and knowing what to do will ultimately save lives.

With heartfelt condolences for the families in Florida,
Brian J. Walmsley, Ed.S.

Richmond Facebook Page

Kindergarten Round-up​                                                                                             

Kindergarten round-up picture

Click here to pre-register

Preschool Round-up​                                                                                                     

Preschool Round-up Picture

Click here to pre-register


Teacher of the Year

Richmond Community Schools is proud to announce the 
2017-18 Outstanding Teachers of the Year:

Teacher of the Year Pictures
Online nominations were accepted by students, staff members, parents and community members through 11:59pm on Friday, January 26, 2018. All nominations were reviewed by the District’s Teacher of the Year Nomination Committee. Ms. Ranger, Ms. Clausen, and Mr. Roodbeen will now move on to represent Richmond Community Schools in the Macomb County 2018 Outstanding Teacher of the Year competition.  On April 19, 2018, Richmond’s three (3) Teacher of the Year recipients will be recognized for their achievement at an awards dinner hosted by the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD). 

Richmond Community Schools would like to congratulate the following teachers who also received nominations for Outstanding Teacher of the Year: Ms. Bercel, Ms. Campau, Mr. Clendennin, Ms. Crampton, Ms. Davidson, Mr. Day, Mr. Delore, Ms. Durst, Mr. Jarsma, Dr. Ladd, Ms. Lashbrook, Ms. Martin, Ms. Munro, Ms. Nolan, Ms. Schack, Ms. Shagena, Ms. VanHam, Ms. Volpe, Ms. Wirth, and Ms. (Melisa) Wolfe.


Ms. Ranger, Ms. Clausen, and Mr. Roodbeen represent all Richmond teachers who make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.



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, February 26, 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 M. 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.

Laptop Clip Art2017-2018 Laptop Insurance Enrollment Form

Website Content Filter
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.
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.