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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Richardson Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Richardson, TX. It has 38,738 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
400 S Greenville Ave
Richardson, TX 75081
Telephone
(469) 593-0000
Website

Richardson Independent School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1170
1,145 responses
Average ACT
25
763 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
38,738
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,331
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$365,702,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,069/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%

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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In the middle of the historic county of Dallas, the Richardson Independent District has made a name for its city, helping it build up the academic ladder of those around it. With its numerous elementary and secondary schools, RISD has taken a large initiative to incorporate today's advances in technology. Students in secondary schools are checked out a Chromebook, giving them the opportunity to work diligently without any financial worries. In addition, RISD is incredibly diverse in culture, race, and religion. With the numerous afterschool clubs that focus on expanding the knowledge of a certain ethnicity or religion, RISD gives students a chance to see how life is like in the real world. Furthermore, RISD works to better ready their students for the future by presenting them with an abundance of resources and real-life applications.
RISD is an outstanding school district. All the faculty members do their job promptly and are preparing us for the future that lies ahead of us. RISD has students from all over the world creating and diverse environment. We have many teachers who are willing help us with questions we have about college, telling us what to do, how to prepare for college, etc. RISD is a safe environment where students can be comfortable being in a classroom. They offer us many resources to get any information we need about college, service hours, core classes, anything school related we have the resources for it!