James S. Rickards High School

An Academically High Performance District

Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    This year is moving along quickly, and Spring is here! I am deeply thankful for the collective talent and energy of our faculty, staff, and students.  I am also thankful for the enduring and essential contributions of our parents and community. With Spring, comes testing season. Our 9th and  10thgraders have completed the FSA ELA Writing  and Writing Retakes.   Rickards High School is unique in its breadth of interests and range of talents, and for its mirroring of the complex blend of culture, background, and experiences that are increasingly the hallmarks of both our local and global communities. As educators, we strive daily to continue to make Rickards High a tremendous place to work and learn.

    Earning the right to call ourselves a great school will require continuous determination and commitment from our teachers, staff, parents, and community, to see that all students, regardless of who they are and how they come to us, leave us better prepared to meet the next set of life’s challenges. Parents and Guardians,  our commitment must also include the development of the curiosity, character, and conscientiousness that will prepare them not only for personal success, but for productive and compassionate citizenship as well. This is a  charge we share as a school and a community.

    Wishing everyone a happy, fun, and safe spring break. School will re-open on March 19th for faculty and staff. Students will return on Tuesday,  March 20, 2018.  

    Douglas Cook,




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School Updates


    Any Senior that have not been measured for Cap and Gown or have not completed the form for their diploma see Mrs. Alexander in room 811.  Any senior that have not paid their senior fees of $170.00 those fees are due immediately. Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Alexander.


    Congratulations to Nydia Donaldson and Jose Salazar for being awarded the LCS Wendy's High School Heisman Award.  Nydia was also awarded the ESPN November Student Athlete of the Month, and is qualified to win a $2,500 scholarship.


    Glenn Howell Distinguished Educator of The Year –  Mrs. Terraca Jones

    School Related Employee of the Year –  Miss Jamilah Snell

    Teacher of the Year -  Mrs. Walden


    Please help us congratulate our MLK Dreamers and Doers recipients for the 2017-2018 school year are Phylicia Wright and Trenton McCray.


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