Round Rock Independent School District, a Texas Education Agency Recognized College District, is in southern Williamson County and northwest Travis County and includes all the City of Round Rock as well as sections of the City of Austin as well as the City of Cedar Park. The area covers 110 square miles (280 km2) incorporating high-tech production and also urban retail facilities, country areas, and ranch as well as cattle ranch land. “Approximately 45,001 students participate in the district’s 5 secondary schools, 10 intermediate schools, 32 grade schools, and two different discovering facilities. During the previous five years, the variety of students has enhanced by nearly 15%, and also enrolment remains to expand by greater than 1,200 students each year.”
In August 2010, the district opened its fifth senior high school (Cedar Ridge High School), a 9th grade center returned to a middle school as well as the district’s 31st grade school opened up in the Stone Oak class. “The ordinary student-teacher proportion for RRISD is 16. The yearly failure price for students in grades 7– 12 is 1.1% and more than 77% of the district’s graduating elders take the SAT as well as ACT university entryway tests, racking up well above state as well as nationwide averages.” The real estate tax rates are considerably greater than the nationwide standard, as well as the institutions’ performance shows the tax bucks invested.
Round Rock likewise has a variety of college chances. In 1990, the city, under the leadership of then-City Manager Bob Bennett, preparing director Joe Vining, and also local person Mike Swayze visualized and looked after development of the Texas State College Round Rock Campus (a/k/a Round Rock College Center – “RRHEC”). The concept was visualized as a means to draw colleges and universities to collectively offer education, training as well as degree possibilities on a part-time as well as permanent bases. The RRC utilized various vacant facilities around community as well as much of the initial training programs were targeted to help inform pupils for work at neighborhood companies, such as Dell, which had specialized needs. In 2008, an academic campus and the initial RRC building– the Avery Building– was opened through the combined efforts of Texas State University, Austin Neighborhood University, and also Temple College in order to give a wider series of educational possibilities, specialized training, as well as differing level programs consisting of message academic degree. The campus remains in the heart of the emerging Avery Facility development which houses Seton Williamson, the A&M Health Science Facility as well as various other medical universities. By the end of 2009 1,700 students were enrolled in the programs. Texas State College has taken on the lead role in this initiative as well as 100 acres (40 ha) of land for the center as well as extra buildings was donated by the Avery family of Round Rock, whose family were early inhabitants on the land surrounding the RRHEC. Building and construction on the second Texas State campus building is underway and also construction is nearly complete on this extra class structure.
The city is additionally home to the Texas A&M Health And Wellness Scientific Research Center Round Rock which opened its doors December 2010. The university is created to at some point fit as several as 17 extra structures gradually as cash are appropriated each biennium by the Texas Legislature. In August 2010, Austin Area College’s biggest campus to date opened adjacent to the Texas State University facility. ACC is constructing five additional buildings with a total amount of 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) to fit approximately 5,000 trainees in its very first phase. All 3 universities adjoin each various other within the growing Avery Farms development. The latest part of higher education is the School of Nursing at Texas State College, housed within the College’s University of Wellness Professions. Other programs used by the college are health and wellness details administration, health and wellness services research study, and physical treatment.