The Royal Independent School District is a 4A school district, located in southern Waller County serving the communities of Brookshire, Pattison, Sunnyside, and the surrounding areas. The district boundaries are FM 529 to the north, the Harris County line to the east, the Fort Bend County line to the south, and the Brazos River to the west. This area contains a total of 161 square miles.
The nearby Rooms-to-Go warehouse/showroom, Amazon, Igloo, Goya, Houston Executive Airport, and numerous other businesses and hotels place RISD in a prime position for future growth.
The district was established by special election in January, 1959 when the citizens of the Brookshire and Pattison School Districts voted to consolidate. The newly combined district was known as the Pattison-Brookshire Consolidated Independent School District until February, 1960 when it was renamed Royal Independent School District (RISD). Royal is not Pattison or Brookshire, but is a unique combination of the two communities and surrounding areas.
The original Pattison school buildings now house the RISD administrative staff and the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) students.
Currently, the district has 5 campuses located between FM 359 /Durkin Road and FM 362/Royal Road.
Royal Early Childhood Center: Pre-kindergarten (4-year olds) through 1st grade
Royal Elementary School: Grades 2-5
Royal Junior High School: Grades 6-8
Royal High School: Grades 9-12
Royal STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Academy/Early College High School: STEM for grades 2-8 and ECHS for grades 9-12
Other district facilities include the athletic field house/weight room, a state of the art horticulture/greenhouse, an exhibit center, a maintenance/ transportation center, and a career and technology center.
Special programs are available to all students through compensatory education, special education, English as a second language (ESL), career and technology education (CTE), gifted and talented (G/T), honors, pre-advanced placement (PAP) and advanced placement (AP) programs, STEM, ECHS (early college high school), as well as dual credit programs with several colleges and universities. The district’s student population is culturally and ethnically diverse, making it a great place to learn and work.