District Profile

  • The Red Oak Independent School District was founded in 1912. Currently, Red Oak ISD proudly serves about 6,300 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12 across seven campuses. Red Oak ISD is preparing for growth and is committed to continuing with the family atmosphere that makes us the right choice for many families. Red Oak High School (5A) is touted for the diverse opportunities that are offered to each student in both academics and extracurricular.

    Distinguishing Characteristics

    Red Oak ISD is a highly acclaimed district currently ranked top 3% in the nation and a top for teachers in Ellis County by Niche.com. At the state accountability level for 2021-2022, we received a B rating (84) with 10 distinctions. We are highly ranked for diversity and safety, we offer excellent academic and extracurricular programs toward our mission of Realizing Our Individual Students’ Dreams (ROISD). In 2019 and 2021, we were named a State Semi-Finalist District in the HEB Excellence in Education Awards.

    We are a small, suburban district covering 42 square miles just 20 miles south of Dallas, in north Ellis County. We serve approximately 6,000 students from Red Oak, Glenn Heights, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, and Oak Leaf with seven campuses and over 850 employees. View the Red Oak District Map or Attendance Zones

    All Red Oak ISD students and staff strive to uphold the 4 Talons of the Hawk – Academic Readiness, GRIT, Character, and Service. We strive to develop young men and women who are productive and compassionate members of the community.


    • Donald T. Shields Elementary (PreK-5th)
    • Eastridge Elementary (PreK-5th)
    • H.A. Wooden Elementary (PreK-5th)
    • Red Oak Elementary (PreK-5th)
    • Russell P. Schupmann Elementary (PreK-5th)
    • Red Oak Middle School (6-8th)
    • Red Oak High School, 5A (9-12th) 

    Safety and Security:

    Red Oak ISD was one of the first districts to have an officer on every campus. The ROISD Police Department currently has officers covering seven campuses plus all district events and activities. All campuses have one public entrance that is secured through the front office for campus access. In addition, we use Raptor and volunteer background checks, full-scale mock drills, annual safety weeks each semester, and regular training for staff. 

    M&O/I&S Tax Rates for 2022-2023

    The 2022 Red Oak ISD M&O tax rate is $0.9429 and the I&S tax rate is $0.3481 for a total tax rate of $1.2910 per $100 of certified property value. 

    Average Home Value in District:

    The median home value in Red Oak is $227,100. Red Oak home values have gone up 10.8% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.7% within the next year. 

    The Red Oak area is a wonderful community with easy access to downtown Dallas and the Metroplex. We offer a variety of educational opportunities and extra-curricular activities in an inclusive environment with caring, compassionate educators.

  • Superintendent Sanford reading Dr. Seuss book to students

    Band and Flag Corp performing at halftime

    elementary students working on computers

    Members of the FFA holding state fair ribbons

    Student serving lunch to senior citizen

    Science Health students receive practical experience in Virtual Hospital