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Round Rock High School

Public | 9-12 | 2871 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

If you have a choice don't send your child to Round Rock High School the teachers and staff are trivial and less mature than the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I think Round Rock HS is getting better in recent years. Lots of talent students go to this high school, also RRISD has been expanding campus too. Also this school doesn't make students too stressful.


Posted July 10, 2010

It is wonderful to see that Round Rock has improved in the little time we have been attending. When we moved to Round Rock I was concerned that there wasn't a principle and that the score on this school was at a 6. Round Rock now has a wonderful Principle who connects with the students. He took time to shake hands with them during his first month. He seems to make everyone accountable from teacher to parents. Without the trio of Parent, Teacher, student working together, you can't expect a school to be successful. My son enjoyed ever teacher he has had. He says they joke around and have fun along with the lesson. He only complained about one teacher in Spanish who never attended class until testing time. Overall the teachers are wonderful. There is a lot of construction but it only shows signs of growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

there is always construction going on around the school. it interrupts alot of my classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2010

I feel like all of the teachers are blah and really old in their nature. My kids express that there is a lack of energy in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

RRHS is fun and there are alot of extracurricular activities. The school is old but still ok.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

It has great students and is an interesting place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

The staff is hard working but the patients are in charge of the asylum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

RRHS is an average school at best. While attending there a year ago, I found myself being placed in classes where they had to have another teacher in the class at all times to help the students who slack off get their diploma. The teachers do not really have the drive/passion to teach, they are just there because that is where they make money. Since graduating, I now attend UT Austin, and from a personal standpoint, RRHS did absolutely nothing to help prepare me for what UT has to offer. The classes are tough, and it just turns in to more studying for me. If you are looking to move to the area, I would recommend Westwood HS, or Mcneil HS. Both far exceed what Round Rock has to offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2008

I am a 2008 Round Rock graduate. I personally found RRHS to be a great school. I have lived all over the U.S. but really felt at home in RR. It is a large school with an open campus which was nice. I thought a lot of most of the staff and administration. I especially enjoyed the lack of 'click issues' (that many other schools in the area have) and the school spirit. It was a typical Texas high school in the sense that a large number of students followed the football and other athletic teams closely. I really could go on and on about why I love Round Rock HS so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

I am a sophomore at RRHS and I believe that this school is average. There are many students that participate in inappropriate activities and I wish there was more discipline. I have personally been having a hard time to get used to this because I am so different from other students. Other schools are much better compared to Round Rock. I prefer McNeil because I have heard many good comments about this school, from students and parents. On the otherhand, I barely hear anything good about Round Rock.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

The school is old & not as clean as it should be. The teachers are OK. Most of the students are cliquish, and it's hard if you're new and don't know people. There are better schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

The drumline at Round Rock is exceptional. They placed 2nd in the state contest, meaning out of schools all over the state. My child loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

Good academic programs for all different levels of learning. Supportive teachers and administrators for students in the 504 program. Plenty of extracurricular activities for kids of all interests. Parents are very involved and the school wants them to be. Great PTA and volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

This school is great. The staff was very welcoming and the teachers really care. The community is very involved. My child made friends easily and did great on the TAKS test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

this school, and this school district has a great reputation but I find the instructors to be unmotivated and not very communicative w/ parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

Excellent academic programs. Band one of the top of the area. Moderate parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

Good teachers and students. Great academic opportunities. Social environment satisfactory. Wish they were more strict concerning the use of bad language among the kids. Campus looks old and worn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

This school has a great web site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

My daughter is in love with her school! The parent involvement is outstanding. Kelly is a freshman this year and with our move we made sure that she would be able to stay here! The teachers are amazing. They really go out of their way for their students! The way the school pulls their kids together is great. Kelly actually enjoys goning to school and raves about her teachers. Parents can find out about anything going on with the school through their postings!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

691 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

677 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

586 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

571 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

567 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

570 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American87%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

776 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

650 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
56%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

793 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

827 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

670 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

658 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

782 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American69%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education52%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education64%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black or African American93%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African American75%
Asian94%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education31%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
Black or African American61%
Asian94%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native60%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education3%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students71%
Female80%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asian88%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education25%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education72%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American79%
Asian97%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education61%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American76%
Asian97%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented99%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 29%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 2%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • NATALIE NICHOLS
Fax number
  • (512) 464-6190

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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300 South Lake Creek Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
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Phone: (512) 464-6011

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