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Welcome to Richland School District

The mission of the Richland School District:  
Empowering every student to pursue excellence every day.
This Richland School District believes:
- Learning is a lifelong process.
- Everyone has the potential to learn. 
- Effective learning is achieved through cooperation. 
- Experiencing and celebrating success promotes self-confidence. 
- Education must inspire mutual respect and compassion. 
- The community that invests in education will prosper. 
- Accountability in education is essential. 
- Innovation and creativity are necessary for individual development. 
- Processing information is critical to learning. 
- Everyone is important.

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Richland School District Ranked #1 in IU8 Region According to Featured Photo

Richland School District Ranked #1 in IU8 Region According to

According to, Richland School District ranked as the #1 Best School District in Cambria County for the sixth consecutive year, the #1 Best School District in Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08 consisting of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset Counties, and 91st best school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania out of 496 districts ranked.

As always, YOU ARE STILL THE 1.

The district was also ranked #1 as the best place to teach and #1 best teachers in Cambria County!
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23-24 School Year - Online Forms Reminder

Parents and guardians are asked to log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account at to complete the following forms if they have not completed them for the 23-24 school year. This request has been sent via email and text message.

Please contact Emma Krestar by email at [email protected] or by phone at (814) 266-6081 ext. 9500 if you are not receiving messages from the school district.
Breaking NEWS! Richland High School ranked #1 in Cambria County Featured Photo

Breaking NEWS! Richland High School ranked #1 in Cambria County

Breaking NEWS!

Richland High School earned high rankings in 2023-2024 Best High Schools, which U.S. News & World Report released this week. By earning a national ranking in the top 40% of over 17,000 high schools, Richland High School achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School. Our school has been ranked #1 In Cambria County for six consecutive years!

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Our School at a Glance

  • Excellent Academic Programs Richland School District has led the four (4) county Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08 in academic achievement for two consecutive years in the Pittsburgh Business Times rankings of all 500 public school districts in Pennsylvania.
  • Fiscally Responsible School Board The Richland School District spends less per student than 487 of the 500 Pennsylvania Public School Districts while maintaining strong programs in academics, arts, and athletics.
  • Great Athletics Programs The Richland Rams have historically performed at high levels in individual and team sports. Within the past year, individual and teams have won the conference, district, and state championships.
  • Multiple Fine Arts Opportunities The Richland Performing Arts Center is the proud home of Richland School District's concerts, musicals, special events, and guest performances.

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