Founded in 1854 to educate the children of local farmers, small business owners, and others who had settled near the railroad just outside of Dallas, Richardson schools have been a focal point of our community for over 150 years. Although the world has changed dramatically since railroads were the newest form of transportation across our country, the importance of a strong educational system that provides children with skills to be productive citizens in our society is still a priority for our community.
The Richardson Independent School District has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, and our district is continually recognized at both the state and national levels.
RISD received a “Recognized” rating from the Texas Education Agency from 2006-2012, the largest, most diverse district in Texas to earn that rating over those consecutive years. In 2013, RISD received a Met Standard rating under the transitional STAAR-based accountability system.
Our success can be attributed to the leadership of our elected Board of Trustees, the professional educators who work diligently to give every child the best education possible, and the support of our parents and community who value and set high standards for the children in RISD.