Selected from nominees across the state, Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D., has been named the 2020 Texas Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Flores was selected for the honor as a result of his displayed commitment to the students and schools of Round Rock ISD and dedication to building a strong relationship with the PTA.
Six Round Rock ISD campuses were named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Campuses that received this recognition include Joe Lee Johnson and Fern Bluff elementary schools and Stony Point, Westwood, Round Rock and McNeil high schools. This year, only 21 elementary schools and 14 high schools received this distinction in the state of Texas. Round Rock ISD had the only campuses in Central Texas to earn this distinction.
Cedar Ridge High School has achieved a Level 1 certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ (HRS) program for creating a safe, supportive and collaborative culture.
Student-athletes from Round Rock, McNeil, and Westwood high schools took home some of the top awards during the state University Interscholastic League (UIL) Swim Meet in February.
After celebrating many successful seasons, the Westwood High School Tennis Team has something new to celebrate, their coach Travis Dalrymple was recently selected as 2018-2019 Texas Boys Tennis Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Association (NFSHSA).
Seven Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top five schools in Central Texas by the CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings.
To be named the honor orchestra is to be named the state champion in Texas. This year one of the honors goes to Canyon Vista string orchestra. The orchestra will travel to San Antonio on Valentine's Day to perform at the annual convention.
15 students collectively from McNeil High School, Round Rock High School and Westwood High School achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT this summer and fall.
In recognition of her efforts to advance Fine Arts in Round Rock ISD and leadership, Lisa Roebuck, Director of Fine Arts, was named the 2019 Outstanding Music Administrator by Texas Music Administrators Conference.
Forest Creek Elementary School has achieved a Level 1 certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ program for creating a safe and collaborative culture.The High Reliability School (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success.
After advancing through two phases of intense online competition, the Westwood High School Air Force JROTC Academic Team earned fourth place at the National Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C.
Following the latest bond rating upgrade in October, Round Rock ISD continues to be the only school district in the state of Texas to earn a AAA rating from both Moody’s and Fitch credit rating agencies.
Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores named Central Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce
Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. will be named the Central Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce during its annual State of Education Event on Nov.14. The recognition honors Dr. Flores’ work to create a culture of District excellence where programs, resources and facilities are designed to facilitate the success of all students.
Round Rock ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores is one of 11 superintendents from across the nation invited to participate and help chart a definitive course of action to eliminate vaping in America’s schools.
A total of 62 Round Rock ISD students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Westwood High School, with 44 semifinalists, led the District in total semifinalists.
Hopewell Middle School student Morgan Alexa Go and Westwood High School student Yunoo Kim won the Texas PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award and the National PTA Reflections Award of Excellence, respectively.
Round Rock ISD posts higher overall performance on 2018-2019 state school report card yet earns a “B” due to changes in how Texas calculates grades
Round Rock Independent School District continued its high rate of student performance for the 2018-2019 school year, outperforming the score that earned the District an “A” rating from the Texas Education Agency last year. However, due to changes in the way the state...
Out of thousands of students from across the nation vying for a chance to compete at the National Speech and Debate tournament, Stony Point student Arnav Hiray not only qualified to compete but also placed in the top ten in the competition.
Round Rock ISD has been named by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) as an inaugural District of Distinction for its Visual Arts Program. The award honors school districts that are leading the way in the visual arts and have displayed outstanding leadership in promoting the arts in their district and community.
Working with the equation for success, Sommer, Elsa England and Cactus Ranch elementary schools took home first, second and third place, respectively, in the 2019 National Mathematics Pentathlon Academic Tournaments.
Westwood High School has achieved a level one certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) program for creating a safe and collaborative culture.
U.S. News & World Report: Westwood and Round Rock High rank among the best high schools in the country
Both Westwood and Round Rock high schools rank in the top 100 high schools in Texas and the top 1,000 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools ranking.
Students from Pearson Ranch Middle School and Sommer Elementary School placed among the top in the world during the Global Finals of Destination Imagination held May 22-25 in Kansas City, MO.
Recognized for District-wide efforts to establish responsible practices for energy management, Round Rock ISD was awarded Energy Program of the Year by the Texas Energy Managers Association during their annual conference this year.
Educational Results Partnership, a nonprofit organization that identifies high performing schools that are improving student outcomes, has named 16 schools from Round Rock ISD to its 2018-2019 Texas Honor Roll.
Seven Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top schools in Central Texas by the 2019 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings. Canyon Creek, Cactus Ranch, Laurel Mountain, Spicewood, and Sommer elementary schools were named five out of the top five elementary schools in the Central Texas area. In the middle school category, Canyon Vista and Walsh were named two of the top five.
Five Round Rock ISD Campuses Selected for Second Cohort of Holdsworth Center Campus Leadership Program
For the second consecutive year, five campuses from Round Rock ISD have been selected to participate in a two-year campus leadership program designed for principals and campus leadership to focus on and further establish practices for teacher development, individual growth plans, and campus transformation plans.
Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy and Round Rock and McNeil high schools were named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for the 2018 – 2019 school year. This year, only 14 elementary schools were recognized, and nine high schools received this distinction in the state of Texas.
Nine Round Rock ISD schools received the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year from the Flippen Group.
Showing off their imagination and problem- solving skills, teams from Sommer Elementary School and Pearson Ranch Middle School were named some of the top performers at the 2019 Destination Imagination Texas Affiliate Tournament on in March.
Round Rock ISD is the only school district in the state of Texas to earn a AAA rating from both Moody’s and Fitch credit rating agencies, following the latest bond rating upgrade.
Making all of the right moves, students from Westwood High School, Laurel Mountain Elementary School and Canyon Vista and Pearson Ranch middle schools earned top marks and championship titles at the 2019 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships.
Student-athletes from Round Rock, Westwood and McNeil high schools took home some of the top awards during the state UIL Swim Meet on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.
Reaching the highest level a high school musician can achieve, 41 Round Rock ISD student musicians and vocalists earned placements in the All-State band, orchestra, and choir.
The success of the Westwood High School Speech and Debate team continues this school year as the team recently received first place and was awarded champion at the University of Texas at Austin tournament.
Honoring the District’s commitment and efforts in utilizing best practices in the acquisition of goods and services, the Round Rock ISD Purchasing Department has been recognized by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) as the recipient of the Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations.
For the second consecutive year, Round Rock ISD has been honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to earn this honor, which recognizes efforts and growth to the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
Recognized for her efforts to enhance the Talented and Gifted curriculum in Round Rock ISD, Raine Maggio, gifted services coordinator, was named the 2018 Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) Administrator of the Gifted Award winner.
The Round Rock High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of the top orchestra and band students, was selected to perform at the 2018 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on December 19, 2018.
The Austin Chamber honored Round Rock ISD for achieving the “Highest College Readiness Rate for a School District” at the Chamber’s 2018 State of Education Event held November 9, 2018. Westwood High School was also recognized for achieving the highest Apply Texas submission rate and the highest senior survey participation rate among large high schools in Central Texas.
Competing against the best high school marching bands in Texas, the Cedar Ridge High School marching band bested 30 school bands to earn 11th place in the 6A division during the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Band Contest held from Nov. 5-7 at the Alamodome.
The Westwood High School Tennis team made campus history by taking home the gold during the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 6A State Championship competition on Thursday.
Twelve students collectively from Round Rock High School and Westwood High School achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT during the June, July and September administration of the assessment.
In its first year of being evaluated in the state’s A-F Accountability System, Round Rock ISD earned an A, or “Exemplary Performance.” Overall, the District’s highest ratings were in the Student Achievement domain (A), which indicates high levels of achievement on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), high rates of college and career readiness, and high graduation rates.
Round Rock ISD was recently awarded an Excellence Award from the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Risk Management Fund, along with $1,000 to be used toward District risk management efforts. Round Rock ISD was one of 10 Texas public school districts to...
In honor of their campus implementation of the Leader in Me Program, Blackland Prairie and Double File Trail elementary schools have been designated Lighthouse Schools by the Franklin Covey Institute. Blackland Prairie and Double File Trail are two of six schools in...
Round Rock ISD has recently been named the world leader in Google Certified Educators. According to Google, Round Rock ISD has the most Google Certified Educators in the world, connecting the digital world we live in to compelling, relevant approaches in the...