Round Rock Independent School District

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Round Rock Independent School District
Type and location
Grades Pre-K-12
Established May 1913
Region Central Texas
Country USA
Location Round Rock, TX
District information
Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Budget $335,416,646 (2013-2014)
Students and staff
Students 46,500
Teachers 3,088
Staff 5,661
Athletic conference District 14 5A
Colors Teal and White
Other information
Website www.roundrockisd.org

Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) is a school district headquartered in the city of Round Rock, Texas, United States. As of Fall 2014, the school district served 46,560 students.[1]

The school district includes most of Round Rock, northwestern portions of the City of Austin, a small southeast portion of the City of Cedar Park, and unincorporated portions of Williamson and Travis counties. The area covers 110 square miles encompassing high tech manufacturing and urban retail centers, suburban neighborhoods, and farm and ranch land.

Roughly 46,500 students attend the district’s five high schools, ten middle schools, 33 elementary schools, and two alternative learning centers. During the past five years, the number of students has increased 15%, and enrollment continues to grow by nearly 1,000 students per year.


Statistics[edit]

2012-2013 Information[2]
RRISD Statewide
Average teachers' salaries $49,510 $48,821
Average teachers' number of years experience 10.9 11.5
Economically disadvantaged students 29.8% 60.4%
Students with limited English proficiency 8.3% 17.1%
Student / teacher ratio 14.9 14.9

Demographics

  • African American: 9%
  • Hispanic: 30.2%
  • White: 44%
  • American Indian: 0.4%
  • Asian: 11.9%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 4.2%

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2014-2015 District Goals[edit]

Student Achievement Goal 1: Increase student achievement as measured by growth, focusing on core instruction while providing opportunities for intervention and enrichment.

  • Increase the percent of students meeting or exceeding TEA’s Student Progress Measure by 3 percent
  • Increase the percentage of economically disadvantaged students achieving passing rates on the statewide standardized testing program by a minimum of 2 percent
  • Increase the percent of students in all student groups meeting college readiness standards

Culture and Climate Goal 2: Establish a positive school culture and climate that continues to enhance RRISD as a highly effective learning organization.

  • Decrease racial/ethnic disparities in discipline rates
  • Increase high levels of student, staff, and parent satisfaction, using key items from the Climate Surveys

Innovation and Engagement Goal 3: Develop innovative and engaging learning environments for students and staff

  • Successfully integrate the 4 C’s (content, collaboration, communication, and creativity), providing relevant instruction that emphasizes higher-order thinking skills
  • Successfully implement the Next Generation Digital Classroom, enriching the curriculum and expanding learning opportunities by providing enhanced technology
  • Increase high levels of engagement, using key metrics from the HB 5 Community and Student Engagement accountability framework

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Schools[edit]

Secondary Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • C.D. Fulkes Middle School
  • Canyon Vista Middle School
  • Cedar Valley Middle School
  • Chisholm Trail Middle School
  • Deerpark Middle School
  • Grisham Middle School
  • Hernandez Middle School
  • Hopewell Middle School
  • Ridgeview Middle School
  • Walsh Middle School

Alternative Schools[edit]

  • Round Rock Opportunity Center (RROC)
  • Success High School

Primary Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Anderson Mill Elementary School
  • Berkman Elementary School
  • Blackland Prairie Elementary School
  • Bluebonnet Elementary School
  • Brushy Creek Elementary School
  • Cactus Ranch Elementary School
  • Caldwell Heights Elementary School
  • Callison Elementary School
  • Canyon Creek Elementary School
  • Caraway Elementary School (formerly North Oaks Elementary. Name changed in 2005.)
  • Chandler Oaks Elementary School
  • Deep Wood Elementary School
  • Double File Trail Elementary School
  • England Elementary School
  • Fern Bluff Elementary School
  • Forest Creek Elementary School
  • Forest North Elementary School
  • Gattis Elementary School
  • Great Oaks Elementary School
  • Herrington Elementary School
  • Jollyville Elementary School
  • Laurel Mountain Elementary School
  • Live Oak Elementary School
  • Old Town Elementary School
  • Pond Springs Elementary School
  • Purple Sage Elementary School
  • Robertson Elementary School
  • Sommer Elementary School
  • Spicewood Elementary School
  • Teravista Elementary School
  • Union Hill Elementary School
  • Voigt Elementary School
  • Wells Branch Elementary School

Alternative Schools[edit]

  • Elementary DAEP

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Curriculum[edit]

Aligned Round Rock Curriculum[edit]

Round Rock ISD has developed the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC) with the assistance of teachers, instructional coaches, and curriculum specialists. The ARRC is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and state assessments. The ARRC documents outline the learning goals and objectives RRISD students are expected to achieve and provides resources for instruction. The ARRC provides teachers with planning documents that:

  • Ensure equal opportunities for all students to learn the curriculum
  • Reduce gaps and unproductive redundancies in the curriculum
  • Serve as a basis for district curriculum-based assessments
  • Focus teacher planning time on instruction

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Academies[edit]

Round Rock ISD academies are specialized programs within a high school that have a specific academic or theme-based focus and serve students based on their interests and talents.

  • The Academy of International Business and Economics (formerly the Business, Finance, and Marketing Academy)
  • The Academy of Professional Studies (formerly Human Services and Safety, Security and Law Academies)
  • The Academy of Health Science (formerly Health Science Academy)
  • The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (formerly Fine Arts Academy)

International Baccalaureate Programme[edit]

International Baccalaureate (IB) has three programme levels for students aged 3 to 19 that help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn, and work in a global world. The IB Diploma Programme, designed for college-bound and highly motivated students, is a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum based on international standards. Students who successfully complete the challenging two-year program (junior/senior level) may earn college and university credit as well as the IB Diploma. Some IB courses may be taught concurrently with Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

IB Primary Years Programme

  • Anderson Mill Elementary School
  • Caldwell Heights Elementary School
  • Chandler Oaks Elementary School
  • Spicewood Elementary School

IB Secondary Years Programme

  • Grisham Middle School
  • Hernandez Middle School

IB Diploma Programme

  • Stony Point High School
  • Westwood High School

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Governance[edit]

The Round Rock Independent School District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees that is responsible for adopting policy, employing and evaluating the superintendent, approving the budget and capital improvement plans, and setting the tax rate. As the district’s elected leaders, Trustees are charged with making decisions they believe to be in the best interests of all RRISD children.

2014-2015 Board of Trustees

  • Charles Chadwell, President
  • Pauline Law, Vice President
  • Paul J. Tisch, Secretary
  • Diane M. Cox
  • Suzi J. David
  • Nikki Gonzalez
  • Terri Romere

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History[edit]

Soon after Williamson County was founded in 1848, pioneer settler Jacob M. Harrell, a blacksmith, built a log schoolhouse for use by his neighbors. Believed to be the first school in the county, it was located at Moss’ Spring on Lake Creek (2 Mi. S.W.). Later, another log cabin school was opened north of Brushy Creek by Samuel. L. Makemson and Dr. D.F. Knight.

As the area developed, efforts were made to provide a complete community educational program, early college training was offered by the Greenwood Masonic Institute, which was established in 1867. The school was later operated by local Presbyterian churches and by the city as Round Rock Institute. The first publicly supported school for Round Rock students opened in 1878. A second college, Trinity Lutheran, was in operation from 1904 to 1929.

In 1913, residents of the area voted to incorporate Williamson County Common School District No. 19 as the Round Rock Independent School District. M.G. York, an area school administrator, was chosen as the first superintendent of the new school system.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/about-rrisd/district-profile/
  2. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/departments/assessment-and-audit/performance-indicators/
  3. ^ http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/tapr/2013/static/district/d246909.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/about-rrisd/district-goals/
  5. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/schools/all-schools/
  6. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/departments/curriculum-professional-development/aligned-round-rock-curriculum/
  7. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/departments/gifted-and-advanced-academic-services/advanced-academic-programs/international-baccalaureate/
  8. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/about-rrisd/board-of-trustees/the-trustees/

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