School Details

Rowlett High School

4700 Kirby Road, Rowlett, TX 75088
(972) 463-8690

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2675 students 16 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Garland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Garland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rowlett High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of Rowlett High School is MICHELLE BOUNDS and can be contacted at 2,675 students attend Rowlett High School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Rowlett High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 2,675 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 32% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rowlett High School is 16:1. Genesis Christian Educational is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 8%
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 40% 21%
Hispanic 35% 51%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 61%
Limited English proficiency 3% 23%
Economically disadvantaged 20% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I was a rowlett student and hated the pot head atmosphere. I moved to wylie and attended school there and loved itm i really got the highschool experience

  • (10 months ago)

    Rowlett High School is a big disappointment. My daughter is an outstanding student but is not able to get the classes she wants the lunch food is horrible and the administrators only care about the numbers. The counselors are no help with anything. If she wasn't a senior I would pull her out and let her test scores help a more worthy school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great! I love coming to school 99.9 % of the teachers and staff are amazing and there ams many friendly students. On a rating from 1-10 the school its self would be a 7. The way this school could have a better ratting is if the bathrooms were better matemanceed I walked in to two bathrooms where there was no toliet paper and there was trash on the floor. A way the school can get more attention is give the school a paint god and make it stick out as of right now the school looks really boring. An other way is to get teachers in the hall way to tell kids to get to class during passing periods OMG how I hate trying to get to class with the hallways so crowded that nobody can get threw

  • (1 year ago)

    A great group of teachers and administrators run this school. The teachers communicate well with the parents and keep them informed about their student's conduct and grades. Some teachers even call just to say 'Hey your kid is doing great and keep it up.' They work with the student on any subject that they need with free after school tutoring and some classes even have online tutoring. School is dismissed at 2 30pm which is great for students with after school activities. The kids get done with their after school activities early enough that they have time to complete their homework at a decent hour and spend time with their families. Before my son attended RHS he wasn't able to get home on school nights until after it was dark. At times he didn't get all his homework done until after 10pm. The district really thought about these kids when they set-up the schools' schedules. This school has the student's best interests in mind and they truly care about the kids and want them to succeed.

  • (2 years ago)

    Rowlett High School. This school has no business being called a great school...a great prison maybe. The Rowlett police department runs this place and students are too often treated as inmates who have no rights. I wish I had known what bullies RUN this place.

  • (5 years ago)

    Rowlett HS implements a trimester schedule instead of semester schedule which I like. RHS also uses exam exemptions based on grades as well as absences which helps to keep the kids motivated to attend classes. There is frequent communication from Faculty and Staff at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    They really seem to have it together there efforts are always from the heart and I have to say Carol Little is outstanding and the Principle stays on top of everything which truly makes things run so smoothly they really do care about there students and there school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children who have graduated from RHS. They both had a great high school experience. Rowlett has a fabulous band program.

  • (6 years ago)

    Rowlett High School is a great school for any parent looking to put there child in that is well-controlled clean and has a great education opportunity as well as a great group of well disciplined kids. We enjoy the sports activities as all of the town ralleys behind the kids!

  • (6 years ago)

    Rowlett High is a great public school. Yes sports are focused on a lot but the choir & band are never left out & are always recognized. The principal is strict but for all the right reasons. The school IS crowded but with free choice on school there's not much anyone can do about it. The dress code isn't as strict as it sounds. I got through Rowlett High with no problems at all.

  • (7 years ago)

    I enjoy the enviroment around the school both my kids 9th &10th are learning well and getting all of the extra help from their teachers to me that is great Being hispanic in my high school Health proffessions Magnet was great but difficult I see that my children do not get discriminated at all in about 3 years I will have my last one there I am sure it will have the same or better reviews about this school. Thank you! for being there for us....

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school to attend. My sister went for her 4 years and now I'm in 9th grade and already I'm havin' a great time. There are some conflicts with club activity schedules but who really has time to join everything? The school lets students pick from several different elective and extras giving them a high school experience they'll never forget. As for academics Rowlett has a decent program (nothing extremely special) but the teachers are easy to work with because they really do care for the students and they realize that some people need time to work things out in terms of time restraints especially with extracurricular schedules.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a large school very competitive in sports however the band is not forgetton. While some may say the Prinicpal is strict I think she just wants the best for the students while at RHS and also wants to prepare them for when they graduate. The principal and assistants are very supportive of the students. One of our sons had problems at begining of a semester with a class teacher worked with him first then when little improvement was made advised us. We all worked together to improve his grades. With the great band director and assistants and the very supportive band booster organization the students are motivated to do their best. We had one son graduate an another presently attending and both love the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very competitive when it comes to sports and extracurricular activities. However the academics offered here are average. Some of the teachers will work with students some are very hard for the students to talk to. The Principle is very much in charge I am very impressed with her. I think it will be a much better school if the academics were just as competitive as the extracurriculars and sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school! Principal is great but is strict. Tearches will work with you for extra help. Many activities. Over all a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My childs grades are low his self esteem is low and I'm not impressed with this school at all. There is not accountability or motivation for the students. The parents only hear of a problem after it's too late to be resolved!

  • (9 years ago)

    It is very big school good teachers succesful achedimic program

  • (9 years ago)

    This school thinks more about Drill Team and sports than academics. It is a large school and very competitive when it comes to class rank. There are no special classes. Other Garland schools offer dual credit classes(college credit) I have a son at North Garland and have one at Rowlett. The counceling is much better at all the other Garland Schools. Communication from this school is lacking. The principal is extremely strong and definitely in charge!

  • (9 years ago)

    rowlett high school is an excellent school. they have a large variety of academic programs. they also have a cornocopia of sports ranging from football to billiards. parent involvment is a must a rolwett high in order to keep up the school spirit. rowlett gives students many opppurtunities for students to be the best they can and strives to gives students a better future.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school with outstanding leadership.

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