Round Rock High School

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Round Rock High School
Location
300 Lake Creek Drive
Round Rock, Texas

USA
Coordinates 30°30′33″N 97°41′44″W / 30.509218°N 97.695553°W / 30.509218; -97.695553Coordinates: 30°30′33″N 97°41′44″W / 30.509218°N 97.695553°W / 30.509218; -97.695553
Information
Established 1867
School district Round Rock Independent School District
Principal Natalie Nichols
Grades 912
Enrollment 2915[1] (2013-2014)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Maroon & White
Mascot Dragon
Website

Round Rock High School is a 5A high school within the Round Rock Independent School District in Round Rock, Texas. During the late 1990s, it was the largest high school in Central Texas.[2]

Campus[edit]

Round Rock High School (RRHS) is located in the suburban community of Round Rock, which is north of Austin, Texas. The community is largely composed of business, technical, and professional employees who commute to jobs in and around Austin, Texas.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Round Rock High School (originally named Round Rock Institute) was a private school when it opened in 1867. In 1888, the school was made public. The area in which Round Rock High School is located (about 26 miles north of the state capitol) was a rural community, having only one non-agricultural industry. In 1934, there were 16 students in the graduating class. In 1964, 324 students were graduated. In 1974, the total enrollment at RRHS rose from 855 to 1000. 1984, 2508 students were enrolled at Round Rock High School. The community, along with students, grew rapidly over the years. Round Rock High School, the oldest school in Round Rock ISD, originated as a private school in 1867. It became a public school, Round Rock Institute, in 1888. In 1913, the Round Rock Independent School District was incorporated and Round Rock Institute became Round Rock High School. The school, located 26 miles north of the State Capitol, was, for many years, in a rural agricultural community with one non-agricultural industry, Austin White Lime Company, which quarried and processed hydrated lime.

There were few changes in the community or the school until the 1960s. New buildings were made few though. In 1964, the enrollment of RRHS was 324, but growth had begun. Hopewell Negro School closed in 1966 and students were integrated into one high school without incident. During 1974, enrollment at RRHS grew from 855 to 1,000. By 1984 there were two high schools in the district, with a total of 5,443 students, 2,508 of them at Round Rock High School.

In 1994, there were three high schools in the district with a total enrollment of 6,234, and of those, 2,641 were at Round Rock High School. During the 1998–1999 school year, before the district's fourth high school was built, RRHS reached an all-time high of 3,600 students and was the largest high school in Central Texas. In 2003–2004 school year, RRISD had four high schools with a high school enrollment of 15,000 students, 3,500 of them were enrolled at Round Rock High School.

Notable alumni[edit]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Round Rock received national[5][6] attention for its 1994-95 yearbook, believed to be the first ever released in CD-ROM format. The yearbook contained 2,000 photographs, 25 minutes of video and 20 minutes of audio material.[7]

The Computer Science team won the 5A State Championship in 1998.[8]

The Round Rock High School Drumline has won the statewide Lonestar Drumline Competition twice, first in 2007 and again in 2008, beating the next best competitor by at least 1.5 points out of 100 each time. They also won two State Championships in the TCGC State Indoor Drumline Competition Marching Open Class: once in March 2009, and again in March 2010.[9][10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rrhs.roundrockisd.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_9304/Image/RRHS/about/RRHS2013-2014profile.pdf
  2. ^ Diana Dworin. "Rapid growth tests high schools - Growth tests Round Rock High School". Austin American-Statesman. 1997-06-19.
  3. ^ Danny Davis. "Diamonds are for her brothers, but Danks also a gem"[dead link], Austin American-Statesman, October 30, 2007. "John Danks, who graduated in 2003, just finished his first complete season as a starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox."
  4. ^ [1], Rotoworld. Accessed May 23rd, 2013.
  5. ^ Matt Schwartz. "High School Annuals Move to Multimedia - CD-ROMs bring readers action of the year". Christian Science Monitor. 1996-01-04.
  6. ^ "High school yearbook goes high-tech". Associated Press. 1995-11-08.
  7. ^ Dwight Silverman. "Yearbook to CD-ROM". The Tampa Tribune. 1995-11-17.
  8. ^ UIL State Champion Archives
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
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  11. ^ [4][dead link]
  12. ^ [5][dead link]

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