Back to School

Back to School Resources

RISD welcomes students back to school for the 2024-25 school year on August 13. Parents can find back to school information and resources on this page.

General Information

RISD Admin building

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.

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.