The Richardson Independent School District in Richardson, TX (some residents in Dallas, TX) have achieved the "Recognized" status for its second straight year. This is very hard to do. Richardson is the largest urban district in the state of Texas to achieve this accomplishment!!
Each year, the different campuses, Elementary, Junior, and High Schools, are all ranked based on the TAKS Test (Texas Assessment of KNowledge and Skills). There are 24 rated categories throughout the tests and each category must be passed by each student group in order for the school to pass in order for the district to pass.
In addition to this great achievment, Richardson ISD, on a whole, improved drastically over last year. The "Exemplary" Rating was increased by 50%!! That's amazing! Overall, 81% of campuses were rated either Recognized or Exemplary compared with only 79% last year.
Here's a link to a list of all the schools and their ratings.
This puts a big smile on my face because I grew up in the Richardson School system, and it warms my heart to know the system is still doing well after all these years. I'm currently a Richardson resident, however, my house sits within the Plano SChool District, but I have a few years to worry about what school BabyHarris will attend since she's not even arriving for another couple of months.
Remember, I work all of North Dallas County and Collin County including Richardson, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Garland, Rowlett, McKinney, etc... my car will take us anywhere you need to go!!
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