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About the Richardson Independent School District (ISD)

Geographic Information

Richardson ISD covers 38.5 square miles and includes most of the city of Richardson, and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland (60 percent of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland). Richardson ISD is comprised of 55 campuses that serve more than 36,000 students. Including administration and support, Richardson ISD maintains 70 facilities covering more than 6 million square feet with 35 million square feet of grounds.

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General Information

Founded in 1854 to educate the children of local farmers, small business owners, and others who had settled near the railroad just outside of Dallas, Richardson schools have been a focal point of our community for over 150 years. Although the world has changed dramatically since railroads were the newest form of transportation across our country, the importance of a strong educational system that provides children with skills to be productive citizens in our society is still a priority for our community.

The Richardson Independent School District has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, and our district is continually recognized at both the state and national levels.

RISD has received a “Recognized” rating from the Texas Education Agency for six consecutive years. This is a significant accomplishment in that we are the largest, most diverse district in Texas to receive this rating.

For the third time in four years, RISD leads the state in schools named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll. Twenty-two RISD schools have been named to the 2010 TBEC Honor Roll, sharing the top honor with Houston ISD.

“The TBEC Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas,” said Ken Zornes, TBEC Executive Director. “It recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations. TBEC Honor Roll schools have the highest percentage of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard -commended- in every subject.”

Of the more than 8,000 public schools in Texas, only 252 were named to the TBEC Honor Roll, placing them in the top four percent of public schools in Texas.

Our success can be attributed to the leadership of our elected Board of Trustees, the professional educators who work diligently to give every child the best education possible, and the support of our parents and community who value and set high standards for the children in RISD.

Schools
Geographic Information
Richardson ISD covers 38.5 square miles and includes most of the city of Richardson, and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland (60 percent of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland). RISD is comprised of 55 campuses that serve more than 34,000 students. Including administration and support, RISD maintains 70 facilities covering more than 6 million square feet with 35 million square feet of grounds.
School Hours
Senior High Schools 9:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Junior High Schools 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Grades K-6 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. *

*Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Accountability Ratings for 2011 by Campus
High Schools
Berkner High School – Recognized
Lake Highlands High School – Acceptable
Pearce High School – Recognized
Richardson High School – RecognizedJunior High Schools
Apollo Junior High – Recognized
Forest Meadow Junior High – Acceptable
Lake Highlands Freshman Center – Acceptable
Lake Highland Junior High – Recognized
Liberty Junior High – Acceptable
Parkhill Junior High – Recognized
Richardson North Junior High -Recognized
Richardson West Junior High – Recognized
Westwood Junior High -RecognizedElementary Schools
Aikin Elementary -Recognized
Arapaho Classical Magnet -Recognized
Audelia Creek Elementary -Recognized
Big Springs Elementary – Exemplary
Bowie Elementary – Exemplary
Brentfield Elementary – Exemplary
Canyon Creek Elementary – Exemplary
Carolyn G. Bukhair Elementary -Recognized
Dartmouth Elementary – Exemplary
Dover Elementary – Exemplary
Forest Lane Academy – Acceptable
Forestridge Elementary -Recognized
Greenwood Hills Elementary – Exemplary
Hamilton Park Elementary -Recognized
Jess Harben Elementary -Recognized
Lake Highlands Elementary -Recognized
Mark Twain Elementary – Exemplary
Thurgood Marshall Elementary – Recognized
Merriman Park Elementary -Recognized
Mohawk Elementary – Exemplary
Moss Haven Elementary -Recognized
MST Magnet – Exemplary
Northlake Elementary -Recognized
Northrich Elementary -Recognized
Northwood Hills Elementary – Exemplary
O. Henry Elementary -Recognized
Prairie Creek Elementary – Exemplary
Prestonwood Elementary – Exemplary
Richardson Heights Elementary -Recognized
Richardson Terrace Elementary – Exemplary
Richland Elementary – Exemplary
RISD Academy -Recognized
Skyview Elementary – Exemplary
Spring Creek Elementary -Recognized
Spring Valley Elementary -Recognized
Springridge Elementary – Exemplary
Stults Road Elementary – Exemplary
Wallace Elementary – Recognized
White Rock Elementary – Exemplary
Yale Elementary – Exemplary

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