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.
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Richardson Independent School District Reviews
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!
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.