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School Highlights

  • In 2023, Richfield High School was awarded a place on the "Best Public High Schools 2023-24" list by U.S. News and World Report! This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students, teachers, staff and the entire Richfield community. We ranked 62 out of 927 Minnesota high schools, placing us well within the top 10% in the state. We are extremely proud of this recognition and we promise to continue our commitment to excellence, growth and serving our amazing students. 
  • Richfield High School was named to the 2023 AP School Honor Roll for our commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness. In 2023, 71% of RHS seniors took at least one AP exam during high school, 25% of seniors scored a three or higher on at least one AP exam, and 6% of seniors took five or more AP exams! Read more.
  • Our students have access to the Career & College Readiness Center, staffed by a full-time Career & College Readiness coordinator, whose sole job is to support and assist students in their postsecondary plans. Each year the CCR Center hosts events like job fairs, college fairs and representative visits, where students can explore the endless options available to them.
  • Richfield High School has been selected as a National School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. We are also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, as well as the Minnesota State Department of Education.

What's going on at RHS?

alexis mosqueda senior story

“Sadie is one of those students who could be celebrated for many reasons - a hardworking student, a kind friend, a talented performer, and an involved member of the school community to name a few,” says College & Career Coordinator Abby Whalen.

alexis mosqueda senior story

“l want to work hard and not give up - whatever comes my way, l know l can do it. Nothing will stop me because my dad told me nothing in life is easy and there will be obstacles in my path,” said Alexis. “He will always be my inspiration."

"Joseph" Production Earns Multiple Awards

Students who performed in our recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat received multiple awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight recognition program!

Band Students Earn Top Ratings

RHS Band students performed at the Region 3AA contest hosted by Simley High School on Saturday, April 13, and earned top ratings from MSHSL judges! 


Recently, senior Kenia Melgar-Romero presented to a group of sophomores and juniors about a summer program she participated in last year called the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS)

Success Story: The First Annual Powwow at RHS

Richfield High School was proud to host our first annual Powwow. The event, which was organized by students, was a tremendous success and a vibrant celebration of Native American/Indian culture.

fametta at classroom

This month Fametta Zubah, RHS Class of 2021, visited our current juniors and seniors to talk about how to be successful in college, postsecondary plans, securing scholarship funding and navigating the cost of college.

Da Minnesota

This is the second year of the Direct Admissions program at Richfield High School, and seniors are excited about the pre-acceptance offers they have received from a variety of colleges and universities.

Upcoming Community Events

Title I

View all of the RPS school improvement plans on the District's Title I page.

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