Round Rock Independent School District

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Round Rock Independent School District
Location
Round Rock, Texas
Central Texas
United States
District information
Motto The Destination District for Public Schools
Grades Pre-K-12
Established May 1913
Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Budget $413,773,093
Students and staff
Students 48,199
Teachers 3,286
Staff 2,822
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 2016, the school district served 48,131 students, prekindergarten through grade 12. [1]

District boundaries are approximately 110 square miles and include 54 schools that serve students in southern Williamson County, northwest Travis County, the City of Round Rock and portions of the City of Austin and City of Cedar Park. 

Student enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is 48,199. Round Rock ISD employs more than 6,100 educators, administrators, support and professional staff. 

The District's mission is to prepare students to contribute to society, continue to learn and confidently embrace the challenges of a competitive and ever changing world.  Round Rock ISD has said they believe that access to quality education is the foundation for us to reach our full potential as a society. 

Round Rock ISD Official District logo
Round Rock ISD school bus parked in front of school
Round Rock ISD boundary map

Round Rock ISD administrators have developed education offerings that support students as individual learners providing students a variety of teaching and learning techniques that develop a student's unique capabilities. Instructional methods and approaches include; providing students access to public schools of choice, arts integration academies, Project Lead the Way, an STEAM-based curriculum, Early College High School, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses, career focused theme-based high school academies, dual language and a variety of school day and after school enrichment programs.

The District actively engages the community at large to promote partnerships between local businesses, students, and schools.

Round Rock’s surround area continues to grow its residential and commercial population.  This growth has led the District to a projected student enrollment of 49,687 for the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

Schools[edit]

Public Schools of Choice[edit]

Round Rock ISD public schools of choice provides students access to innovative programming that engages and taps into their specific interests, aspirations and preferred learning styles.[2]

Secondary Schools[edit]

High Schools with career focused theme based Academy programs, Heath Sciences, Business and Industry, Public Service, Visual and Performing Arts and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEAM)[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • C.D. Fulkes Middle School
  • Canyon Vista Middle School
  • Cedar Valley Middle School
  • Chisholm Trail Middle School
  • Deerpark Middle School and Capital Area Regional Day School for the Deaf (6-8)
  • Grisham Middle School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring the IB Secondary Years Programme School
  • Hernandez Middle School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring the IB Secondary Years Programme School
  • Hopewell Middle School
  • Ridgeview Middle School
  • Pearson Ranch Middle School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring Project Lead the Way
  • Walsh Middle School

Specialized and Alternative Schools[edit]

  • Success High School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Early College High School (ECHS), a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Round Rock Opportunity Center (RROC)

Primary Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Anderson Mill Elementary School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring the IB Primary Years Programme
  • Berkman Elementary Arts Integration Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Blackland Prairie Elementary School and Leadership Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Bluebonnet Elementary School
  • Brushy Creek Elementary School
  • Cactus Ranch Elementary School
  • Caldwell Heights Elementary School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring the IB Primary Years Programme
  • Callison Elementary School
  • Canyon Creek Elementary School
  • Caraway Elementary School (formerly North Oaks Elementary. Name changed in 2005.)
  • Chandler Oaks Elementary School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring the IB Primary Years Programme
  • Deep Wood Elementary School
  • Double File Trail Elementary School and Leadership Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • England Elementary School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring Project Lead the Way
  • Fern Bluff Elementary School
  • Forest Creek Elementary School
  • Forest North Elementary School
  • Gattis Elementary School
  • Great Oaks Elementary School and Leadership Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Herrington Elementary School
  • Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Jollyville Elementary School
  • Laurel Mountain Elementary School
  • Live Oak Elementary School and Capital Area Regional Day School for the Deaf (K-5)
  • Old Town Elementary School
  • Pond Springs Elementary School
  • Purple Sage Elementary School
  • Robertson Elementary School
  • Sommer Elementary School
  • Spicewood Elementary School, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice featuring the IB Primary Years Programme
  • Teravista Elementary School and Leadership Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice
  • Union Hill Elementary School
  • Voigt Elementary School
  • Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy, a Round Rock ISD public school of choice

Alternative School[edit]

  • Elementary Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP)[3]

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[4]

Statistics[edit]

2016-2017 Information[5]
RRISD Statewide
Average teachers' salaries $49,510 $48,821
Average teachers' number of years experience 11.1 11.5
Economically disadvantaged students 24.3% 60.4%
Students with limited English proficiency 8.9% 17.1%
Student / teacher ratio 14.9 14.9

Demographics

  • African American: 8.6%
  • Hispanic: 30.5%
  • White: 40.6%
  • American Indian: 0.4%
  • Asian: 15.6%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 4.1%[6]

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.

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

  • Diane M. Cox, President
  • Nikki Gonzales, Vice President
  • Suzi J. David, Secretary
  • Charles "Chad" Chadwell, Place 2
  • Edward Hanna, Place 4
  • Open, Place 6
  • Mason Moses, Place 7[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Round Rock ISD". Round Rock ISD. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  2. ^ "2017-2018 Campus Transfer Information". Round Rock ISD. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  3. ^ "All RRISD Schools – Round Rock ISD". Roundrockisd.org. Retrieved 2017-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Teaching and Learning – Teaching & Learning". Roundrockisd.org. Retrieved 2017-07-11. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
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  7. ^ [3][dead link]

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