Education


Richardson provides access to outstanding public and private educational opportunities from kindergarten through graduate level degrees.

  • Public education K-12
  • Dallas County Richardson residents attend Richardson Independent School District
  • Collin County Richardson residents attend Plano ISD
  • Various Private schools provide pre-school through high school educational options
Richardson ISD High Schools 2015-2016
School                      Number Enrolled Number Graduates (2013) Avg. SAT Critical Reading Avg. SAT Math Avg. SAT Writing
L.V. Berkner 2,467 548 530 570 510
Lake Highlands 1,791  467 540 560 520
J.J. Pearce 2,285 478 590 620 570
Richardson High 2,684 526 550 580 560
RISD Avg.   510 542 489
Texas Avg.   476 495 461
Source:  RISD Office of Data Analysis and Reporting
 
Richardson- Plano ISD High Schools 2014-2015 
School Number Enrolled Number Graduates
(2014)
Avg. SAT Critical Reading Avg. SAT Math Avg. SAT Writing
Plano Sr. High 2,619 1,289 564 605 549
Plano East 3,015 1,470 542 578 523 
PISD Avg.   556 594 541
Texas Avg.   476 495 461
*District Average 
Source: PISD Office of Assessment and Accountability 

Higher Education

 

 

 

The University of Texas at Dallas campus is in northwest Richardson. it was established in 1961 by founders of Texas Instruments as a science/ engineering graduate university. UTD became part of The University of Texas System in 1969. It is currently the most selective public university in Texas, with the highest incoming freshman SAT scores.

Richland College's (Dallas County Community College District) main campus lies on Richardson’s southern border with the city of Dallas.

 

Students Enrolled in UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science - Fall 2015
School Number Enrolled
Degrees Granted
Management
Undergraduate 3,709 392
Graduate 4,277 865
Total 7,986 1,257
Engineering & Computer Science
Undergraduate 3,761 210
Graduate  2,568 361
Total 6,329 571
Source: UT Dallas Office of Strategic Planning & Analysis 
 
Students Enrolled at Richland College and Collin College Campuses - Spring 2015
School Credit  Non-credit
Richland College 19,124 9,415
Collin College  40,426 12,169
Sources: Richland Office of Planning & Research and Collin College Office of Institutional Research
 
 


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