We are a community that deeply believes in service, hard work, the joy of learning and the importance of helping the next generation be ready for the future.

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 through our Strategic Goal: Together, We Educate Every Student For Success.

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Students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12

Looking To The Future

We are setting goals and priorities for our schools so our students lead fulfilling and successful lives.


Certificated and classified staff

A Tradition Of Community Support

Our community is dedicated to supporting our schools so students can be successful.

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