Richardson Independent School District, founded in 1854, serves the city of Richardson, Texas. It also serves parts of Dallas and Garland as well. Recently the district has been rated “Recognized” for several consecutive years by the Texas Education Agency, making it the largest district in the state of Texas to receive such recognition. In 2011, twenty-two campuses were added to the Texas Business and Education Coalition’s Honor Roll. Because there were only 252 schools out of 8,000 given this honor, the 22 Richardson ISD schools are placed in the top 4% of all Texas public schools.
With more than 36,000 students, Richardson Independent School District is made up of 55 campuses. Several of these have made “Exemplary” ratings by the TEA. A total of twenty schools in the district have received Blue Ribbon status at least once. Many offer AP classes and magnet programs in anything from culinary arts to robotics to science – just to name a few.
Richardson Independent School District has a total of 41 elementary schools, including: