Our School

Our School

Our mission as a Richmond school community is to provide opportunities for children to grow socially, academically, emotionally, and physically. We do this through our commitment to quality instruction while encouraging student, parent, and community involvement. Together we develop lifelong learners who are productive and responsible citizens of an ever-changing global society.


“Working together to develop lifelong learners”

Message from the Principal
Welcome to Richmond Elementary School! Our school, which educates kindergarten through sixth grade students, is located on the Southeast side of Appleton, just east of Lawrence University and the College Avenue Bridge that spans the Fox River. We are a small, family-oriented school with a current enrollment of about 280 students. We offer a well-rounded, dynamic curriculum for students in grades Kindergarten through six. Our school has a long and sound tradition of strong student achievement. Our  school improvement efforts in the areas of reading and writing have continued to help our students grow in these areas. Combining a strong academic focus with an emphasis on character education, Richmond continues to nurture individuals ready to take on greater challenges and become caring citizens for our communities. Our community partnership program, Math Achievement Partnership, provides tutor support for selected 2nd grade students. We continue to support United for Reading Success, and expanded intramural activities.

We are very proud of our staff members in the Richmond School community. All are very well qualified in their particular disciplines and do everything they can to ensure that their students' year is productive, safe and enjoyable. Our teaching staff consists of eleven K-6 classroom teachers, staff that specializes in art, music and physical education. We have three special education teachers working with identified students and a full time reading specialist working with students, parents and staff. Our school has a half-time guidance counselor working with all students to strengthen their social/emotional skills to promote optimal achievement. Our part time psychologist, social worker, and school nurse  work with students as needs are identified. Beyond this we have great support from paraprofessionals, parent and community volunteers and our school secretary and building engineer. Additionally, Richmond provides opportunities for university students majoring in education to fulfill classroom experience/human relations requirements.

Richmond School's active and enthusiastic Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) encourages parents to be involved in their school and their child(ren)'s education. Their involvement and support of enrichment activities, programs and other important activities in our school is highly beneficial to our students, parents and staff.

Finally, please visit our school or call to become one of our many volunteers helping students and staff in their exciting work. Please feel free to call me at 852-5520, or email me at [email protected] with questions. You will find Richmond School to be a very welcoming and active place for students to learn and grow.

Mr. Jack Knaack
Principal of Richmond Elementary

School Mascot
The Richmond Rocket
Richmond Song
Richmond is the Best
Approximately 270
Richmond Alumni Attend
Madison Middle School
Appleton East High School