Round Rock High School

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Round Rock High School
Location
201 Deep Wood Drive
Round Rock, Texas

United States
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
Type High School
Established 1867
School district Round Rock Independent School District
Principal Natalie Nichols
Grades 912
Enrollment 3066[1] (2015-2016)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)           Maroon & White
Mascot Dragon
Website

Round Rock High School is a 6A 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]

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Round Rock High School, the oldest school in Round Rock ISD, originated as a private school in 1867. RRHS was originally named Round Rock Institute when it opened. In 1888, the school was made public. In 1913, the Round Rock Independent School District was incorporated and Round Rock Institute became Round Rock High School. In 1934, there were 16 students in the graduating class. The school was, for many years, in a rural agricultural community with one non-agricultural industry, Austin White Lime Company, which quarried and processed hydrated lime.

1960s-1980s[edit]

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.

1990s-Present[edit]

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. As of April 2016, the total enrollment at RRHS stood at 3,066 students.[3]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Round Rock received national attention for its 1994-95 yearbook, believed to be the first ever released in CD-ROM format.[4][5] The yearbook contained 2,000 photographs, 25 minutes of video and 20 minutes of audio material.[6]

The Computer Science team won the 5A State Championship in 1998.[7]

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.[8][9][10][11]

The newspaper and yearbook are consistently ranked among the tops in the state and nation. The 2014 Dragon yearbook was named a Gold Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.roundrockisd.org/about-rrisd/enrollment-reports/
  2. ^ Diana Dworin. "Rapid growth tests high schools - Growth tests Round Rock High School". Austin American-Statesman. 1997-06-19.
  3. ^ "RRISD Enrollment Reports". RRISD Enrollment Reports. Round Rock ISD. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Matt Schwartz. "High School Annuals Move to Multimedia - CD-ROMs bring readers action of the year". Christian Science Monitor. 1996-01-04.
  5. ^ "High school yearbook goes high-tech". Associated Press. 1995-11-08.
  6. ^ Dwight Silverman. "Yearbook to CD-ROM". The Tampa Tribune. 1995-11-17.
  7. ^ UIL State Champion Archives Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20090219150357/http://marcusdrumline.org/documents/lonestar%202008/Lonestar%202008%20Standstill%20Div%20Ipdf.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081015165719/http://www.marcusdrumline.org/2007results.html. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ [2] Archived January 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  13. ^ Danny Davis. "Diamonds are for her brothers, but Danks also a gem" Archived November 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., 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."
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-05-16. , Rotoworld. Accessed May 23rd, 2013.

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