District News and Announcements.

Welcome Back 2017 In-Service Activities and Events Schedule

posted Jul 28, 2017, 12:19 PM by Webmaster RISD   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 12:22 PM ]

Explanation of new STAAR EOC report cards

posted Jun 23, 2017, 6:20 AM by Webmaster RISD

Please click here for the link to the explanation of the new STAAR EOC report cards.

Rice ISD is proud to welcome, Corey Hickerson, as the new principal at Rice High School!

posted Jun 19, 2017, 7:05 AM by Webmaster RISD   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 9:57 AM ]

Rice ISD is proud to welcome, Corey Hickerson, as the new principal at Rice High School. 

Mr. Hickerson possesses all the qualities and characteristics that meet the Rice ISD WOW!! factor. First and foremost, he deeply believes in building successful and trusting relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents and all other stakeholders within Rice ISD. Additionally, Mr. Hickerson's bright mind, positive attitude, and great work ethic hold top positions on the list of characteristics that define his talent as an educational leader.

Notably, Mr. Hickerson comes to Rice High School highly qualified, certified and recommended. Furthermore, he has demonstrated great success as a campus principal, assistant principal, high school history teacher and coach. Mr. Hickerson most recently served as the principal at Blooming Grove Elementary and prior to Blooming Grove, he served as the assistant principal at Waxahachie Life on the high school campus. Before entering campus administration, Mr. Hickerson taught World History and was the Offensive Coordinator for football and assistant track coach at Corsicana High School. Additionally, Mr. Hickerson developed and honed his leadership skills as a teacher and coach in Arlington ISD, Garland ISD, and Bullard ISD. 

Mr. Hickerson credits his exceptionally talented wife, Morgan, and their beautiful 4-year old daughter, Brighton, as being the best part of his life having helped define him, not only as a husband and parent, but as an educator with views on how building relationships and setting high expectations help create a meaningful life-long impact on the success of individual students, teachers and staff.  

Once again, Rice ISD is proud to welcome the Hickerson Family as the newest members of the Rice Bulldog Family!

Passage of the Bond and TRE Proposal Letter

posted May 17, 2017, 5:48 AM by Webmaster RISD   [ updated May 17, 2017, 5:52 AM ]

Bond Election

posted Mar 31, 2017, 11:30 AM by Webmaster RISD   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

District of Innovation Plan 2017-2021

posted Mar 31, 2017, 7:23 AM by Webmaster RISD   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 8:36 AM ]

Kindergarten Registration Information

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:12 AM by Webmaster RISD

February Parental Involvement CONNECTION Newsletter

posted Jan 31, 2017, 1:11 PM by Webmaster RISD   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 1:12 PM ]

The February newsletter, The Parental Involvement CONNECTION, is available in English and Spanish.   This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Avoiding Spring FeverFAFSA Facts, NCLB vs ESSA, and Nutrition and Exercise.

Letter to Parents-Update on Keene ISD Mumps

posted Jan 6, 2017, 1:16 PM by Webmaster RISD

Statement of Commissioner Morath regarding public release of A-F work-in-progress report

posted Jan 6, 2017, 12:49 PM by Webmaster RISD

Statement of Commissioner Morath 
regarding public release of A-F work-in-progress report

AUSTIN – The 84th Legislature passed House Bill 2804, changing the Texas school accountability system so that every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A-F. The ratings will be issued for the first time in August 2018.

The law requires the Texas Education Agency to present a preliminary work-in-progress report noting potential grades by domain to be issued to the legislature by Jan. 1, 2017. That report, which was sent to legislative members last week, is now publicly available. Commissioner of Education Mike Morath issued the following statement regarding this report:

“It is important to note that the Met Standard/Improvement Required ratings issued in August 2016 and updated in November 2016 are the official academic accountability ratings for the 2015–16 school year. A similar process will be used for the 2016–17 school year. 

The ratings in this report are for informational purposes to meet a legislative requirement and represent work-in-progress models that are likely to change before A–F ratings become effective in August 2018. No inferences about official district or campus performance in the 2015–16 school year should be drawn from these ratings, and these ratings should not be considered predictors of future district or campus performance ratings.”

To learn more about the transition to a new accountability system and its implementation, visit the Texas Education Agency A-F Resources Page on the TEA website at

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