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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Richardson Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Richardson, TX. It has 39,268 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
400 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
Telephone
(469) 593-0000
Website

Richardson Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
1,369 responses
Average ACT
25
929 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
39,268
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$365,702,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,700/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$76,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$184,700

Richardson Independent School District Reviews

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RISD has some extremely dedicated teachers who love their students to death. The mix of kids is pretty balanced, too. The only thing is the overcrowding of the schools. The halls in the high schools get overwhelming, especially for freshman. The food could use a lot of work, like more healthy options and ways to reduce waste, etc. The classes are set at a good pace and do help a student to learn the course and interact with the material and other students often. Overall, RISD is an AWESOME district- one of the best!
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I've been in RISD since 5th grade, now at Richardson HS. It's a great time to be at RISD - the district utilized their 2016 bond to give every student at all 4 high schools Chromebooks, brand new indoor sports/bands facilities, new wings, and general renovations. RISD has had to play catch-up with some of the more prestigious Northern suburban districts, but considering the diverse array of students they serve it is quite impressive. Tons of student assistance teams are available, and district officials have open communication. The superintendent even is accessible by any student. RHS, established in 1890, is steeped in tradition - we have the best pep rallies and only homecoming parade around. Teachers actually care about students, a lot of them go the extra step. There may be flashier districts around especially in Collin County, but all around would not want to change my experience at RISD for anywhere.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my high school experience, in Richardson Independent School District. One thing I really like about Richardson Independent School District is that it is a very tight knit community. If there is someone in need, the community is ready to get together and help. Something I would change about Richardson Independent School District, especially at my school, Lake Highlands is the safety. There are two different buildings that make up the Lake Highlands campus. To get from one building to the other it requires you to leave the building and walk outside to the other one. Pretty much any person could just walk in because they are not very strict with identification and there are no metal detectors or any type of safety equipment really. So, I would change the safety precautions and I would want it to be more life airport security, especially with our world nowadays.