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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Rockwall Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Rockwall, TX. It has 15,822 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Rockwall Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1180
908 responses
Average ACT
26
398 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,822
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$149,511,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,301/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$92,665
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,254
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,500
National
$184,700

Rockwall Independent School District Reviews

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The overall curriculum expectations are so high here, but that's simply because we have some of the best teachers in the state here! Our students win national and state level competitions all the time, and our overall atmosphere exudes confidence.
The only real thing I have problems with are that the school is so competitive that some students that would be valedictorians at any other school become top 20% students here. We also have many, many students per class so you really have to compete for the attention of the teachers in some classes. The classes aren't tough to pass, but to keep track of more than 2 AP classes in one year is just exhausting and makes the experience stressful. This stress is assuaged slightly by the school events such as Jacket Feast (a day where food trucks from downtown DFW are available during lunch time) and Dodgeball/Volleyball tournaments though. Regardless of these cushiony extras, the school is high quality but difficult.
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Rockwall is very driven and full of spirit, we all truly have each others backs here. The school administration is constantly trying to find ways to better the experience of their students! And, the teachers are very helpful when it comes to preparing you for college, as well as real life. I would however like to see more advancement in the art department, and more publishing about some of our great culinary, robotics, floral design, fashion design and architecture classes.
I currently attend Rockwall Heath High School and my experience with this school district has been overall a great experience. This school district does have a supportive and encouraging staff and administration and helps in preparing the students for college more than other schools. The recent addition of the Gene Burton Academy to the school district has helped really prepare students for their future careers and has provided resources and a facility to encourage hands-on learning as well as extracurriculars. Though the district has a high college drop-out rate, I believe that the district has acknowledged this and has taken the initiative to change that. One thing I do notice in our school district is the lack of student involvement in district decisions, but through the Gene Burton Academy I believe that the distict is also encouraging student leadership and involvement.