The Royal Independent School District is a 4A school district, located in southern Waller County serving the communities of Brookshire, Pattison, Sunnyside and 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 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 the Royal Independent School District.
Currently, the district has 5 campuses which are centrally located between FM 359 /Durkin Rd. and FM 362/Royal Rd. Royal Early Childhood Center (PK-1) serves students in pre-kindergarten (4-yr. olds) through 1st grade. Royal Elementary School serves grades 2-5. Royal Junior High School consists of grades 6-8 and is located at 2520 Durkin Rd. Royal High School is located at 34499 Royal Road and accommodates students in grades 9-12. The Royal STEM Academy/ECHS is located at 2300 Durkin Rd, STEM accommodates students in grades 2-8 and ECHS (Early College High School) accommodates students in grades 9-12. The brick school building in Pattison was transformed into administration offices that currently house the business office, human resources, district directors and the superintendent. Minor modifications to the original Pattison school building allows for the accommodation of the district’s DAEP students. Other district facilities include the athletic field house/weight room, a state of the arts horticulture/greenhouse, a maintenance/ transportation center and a career and technology center.
Enrollment on all campuses is stable, for now, at approximately 2400 students. With the addition of the Rooms-to-Go warehouse/showroom, Houston Executive Airport, and numerous other businesses and hotels, the district is primed for growth.
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 local colleges and universities. The district’s student population is culturally and ethnically diverse; thereby contributing to the ambiance of Royal ISD, making it a great place to go to school or work.