K-12 Education

 
Two highly recognized public school districts serve the City of Richardson:

Richardson Independent School District (RISD)
and Plano Independent School District (PISD) consistently rank near the top of all Texas school districts due to their strong academic programs.
  • Both RISD and PISD are rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency, and many individual school campuses receive the coveted "Exemplary" rating.
  • The RISD achieved the highest number of "Honor Roll" campuses (21) in the state of Texas as designated by the Texas Business & Education Coalition. Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained academic excellence.
  • J.J. Pearce and Richardson High School were both named to the U.S. News & World Report's "Best U.S. High Schools". All RISD and PISD high schools rank among the top 3% in U.S.

To view what areas of Richardson these
two school districts cover,
please click on the map.

 
Richardson Independent School District 2012-2013
 
RISD is the largest, most diverse district in Texas to receive the "Recognized" rating. RISD includes most of the city of Richardson and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland. 60% of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland.
Profile
Enrollment

38,043

Student/Teacher Ratio

15.3/1

RISD Teachers with Advanced Degrees

37.6%

College-bound Graduates

90%

SAT Reading

497

SAT Math

535

SAT Writing

480

ACT Avg. 22.4
Facilities
Elementary

41

Jr High

8

High Schools

4

College-Bound Graduates

90%

9th grade center

1

Learning Center

1

City % of students
Dallas

60%

Richardson

35%

Garland

5%


Plano Independent School District 2012-2013
Profile  
Enrollment

 55,302

Student/Teacher Ratio

 19.1/1

PISD Teachers with Advanced Degrees

 34%

College-Bound Graduates

 90%

SAT Reading

 547

SAT Math

586

SAT Writing

532

ACT Avg. 24.7
Facilities*
Elementary

44

Middle Schools

13

High Schools

6

Senior High Schools

3

Academy Schools

3

Early Childhood Centers

3

Plano Middle Schools - grades 6-8
* High Schools - grades 9-10
* Senior High Schools - grades 11-12
Private Schools
Richardson has some highly rated private schools with staff and facilities to accommodate pre-school through high school:
  • Montessori schools
  • Canyon Creek Christian Academy
  • Dallas Chinese School
  • St. Paul the Apostle School
  • St. Joseph Catholic School
  • and others
  
 

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