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Richmond Secondary School

Richmond Secondary School

7171 Minoru Blvd., Richmond (BC), V6Y 1Z3, Canada

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(604) 668-6400

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Description Richmond Secondary School, is a public, co-educational secondary school located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, that educates approximately 1200 students from grades 8 to 12. Richmond Secondary is the only school in Richmond that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is a magnet school in the region.HistoryRichmond Secondary School has the distinction of being the City of Richmond’s first high school. Originally established in 1927 on Cambie and Sexsmith street as Richmond High School, it would undergo numerous location, name and organizational structure changes throughout its history.The first major change occurred in 1937 with the addition of grades 8 and 9 to the school. The school was renamed “Richmond Junior-Senior High School” to reflect this change.In 1952, Richmond Junior-Senior High School was relocated to its current location at the intersection of Minoru Blvd and Granville Avenue. In addition, it was converted to strictly a senior high school, offering programs for grades 11 and 12 students only. Its name was changed accordingly to “Richmond Senior High School”In 1996, all schools in Richmond, including RHS, were converted to full spectrum grade 8–12 schools. Prior to this, all Richmond schools were either strictly senior or junior high schools. Richmond High was renamed “Richmond Secondary School”.In the early 2000s, construction of a $16.6 million replacement school building began on what used to be the school's grass field. The new building opened to students in on January 5, 2004. In the same year, the previous building, which had been in use for 50 years, was torn down and replaced with an artificial turf.

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