The 2011-2012 school year at Richland Springs begins August 22
The Texas Education Agency has released the accountability ratings and Richland Springs ISD is Academically Acceptable. All areas of TAKS scores have improved since academic assessments in the 2002-2003 school year. The 2011 data shows 89% of all students passed the reading portion of the TAKS assessment, 88% passed the writing, 91% passed the social studies, 88% passed the math, and 81% passed the science.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) (Public Law 107-110), which was signed by the President on January 8, 2002, reauthorizes and amends federal programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Under NCLB, accountability provisions that formerly applied only to districts and campuses receiving Title I, Part A funds now apply to all districts and campuses. All public school districts, campuses, and the state are evaluated annually for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Richland Springs ISD has also met the Annual Yearly Progress goals (AYP).
This communication is to transmit the school district’s School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating. Senate Bill (SB) 218 of the 77th Legislature (2001) authorized the implementation of a financial accountability rating system, which is officially referred to as School FIRST. The primary goal of School FIRST is to improve the management of school districts’ financial resources. Richland Springs ISD received a rating of Superior.
Qualified students in grades 11-12 can take dual credit courses which count for both high school and college credits. We have students that have graduated with 20-30 hours of college credits. Please ask about dual credit classes for your child.
Our athletic program is second to none. Our football team is defending state champion, winning the state six-man championship 4 of the past 7 years. The 2011 Coyotes are preseason favorites to repeat as state champs. Basketball and tennis have made great strides in the past two years.
The Coyotes will scrimmage Ogelsby and Throckmorton this Friday night at Coyote Field beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Coyote Booster Club is hosting ‘MEET THE COYOTES’ this Friday night. Come out and meet our student athletes.
Student success and safety are first and foremost at Richland Springs.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.
nd when students report for the first day of classes. Thanks to the teachers and staff, we had a great first week of in-service and preparations for classes. The staff was challenged to continue to improve student success, continuing the trend established over the past nine years. Each new school year brings new hope, and begins with the goal of helping our kids move closer to their goals.