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Congratulations Samantha! Our Masonic Lodge Outstanding 8th Grade Award Winner.

Congratulations to our Masonic Lodge Outstanding 8th Grader Award WinnerSamantha


     Richland Junior High School is focused on excellence. This year promises to be the best year we have ever had at Richland Junior High. Our school was established in 1931, serving students in grades 7-8 in the Richland School District. In addition to the regular academic program provided for students in English/Language Arts, Math, History, Science, and Physical Education, our students are offered a variety of elective courses including Instrumental and Vocal Music, Exploring Technology, Wood Shop, Visual Arts, Leadership, English Language Development, and Journalism. Extra-curricular activities include student government, intervention and enrichment opportunities, Science Club, Oral Language Club, Club Live, Builder's Club, Club Grounded, and after school athletics.

     While achieving academic success is critical to a student s future, it is also important that a student receives a well-rounded education.Thus, we utilize the Character Counts! Program to emphasize character education. This program is based on the six pillars of character and teaches students to be: Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Fair, Caring, and a good Citizen. We also work to instill a sense of pride and respect in our students as they carry on a long-standing tradition of Trojan Pride. It is important for our students to understand the history behind our school and its significance to our community.

     Richland Junior High School Trojans have a tremendous history of accomplishments in a wide variety of areas. Last year our school gained 28 points on the state measured Academic Performance Index. In the area of instrumental music, the Trojan Band has received high levels of recognition across Kern County for their performance. Our clubs have a long history of providing community service and participating in community events. Our Canned Food Drive traditionally collects over 1,500 items for families in need, and our clubs donate items to the animal shelter, the convalescent home, and other local organizations.

     We are fortunate to have a very active Parent club, which also plays an important role in providing funding and other resources to improve the quality of life and instruction at Richland Junior High School. Their fundraising activities assist various organizations such as band, choir, and student council. We appreciate our Parent Club s efforts and involvement tremendously.

     Administrators and teachers at Richland Junior High School are committed to academic and personal success for each individual student.Teachers and administration work collaboratively; regularly meeting to assess student performance and discuss best practices utilizing the Cycle of Inquiry process. Our teachers are committed to providing excellent first teaching using Explicit Direct Instruction and actively engaging all students in the learning process. We have the absolute best students who have ever walked the halls of Richland Junior High School this year, and we look forward to their success this year, as well as in high school and college.




Jason Hutchison

Principal, Richland Junior High 

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Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment

Chevron Donates $25,000 to support Engineering Elective at RJH!

Chevron Donates $25,000 to support Engineering Elective at RJH!
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