District Profile

  • The Red Oak Independent School District was founded in 1912. Currently, Red Oak ISD proudly serves about 5,800 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12. Red Oak ISD is prepared for growth and 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.

    Location

    Red Oak ISD is located 20 miles from Downtown Dallas, Texas and spans across 5 municipalities in Ellis County that include Red Oak, Ovilla, Oak Leaf, Glenn Heights and Pecan Hill. Red Oak ISD is conveniently located 5 miles south of I-20 and covers 42 square miles. View the Red Oak District Map or Attendance Zones

    Demographics of Red Oak ISD

    (APPROXIMATELY 5,800 STUDENTS)

    Caucasian 40.4%

    Hispanic 34.4%

    African American 21.3%

    American Indian/Alaskan 0.6%

    Asian 0.9%

    Hawaiian/Pacific Island 0.1%

    Two or More 2.3%

    *Percentages based on most recent TEA TAPR

    Schools

    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) 

    History of Red Oak ISD

    The Red Oak Independent School District was officially established in 1912. The first school was a white-frame building at the corner of Red Oak Road and Methodist Street (current location of the ROISD Education Service Center). All students attended that school. Earliest available records show an enrollment of 245 students.

    A storm in April of 1913 swept across Ellis County destroying the first school building by fire from a lightning strike. In 1913, a two and half story brick building was constructed at the same location with a gymnasium added in 1937. Ironically, both buildings were also destroyed by fire in 1963. Eventually the site housed the first elementary school in the district, Red Oak Elementary.

    To learn more about the history of all our campuses, view the "History of Red Oak ISD Campuses" presentation.

  • Dr. Goddard with elementary students showing the hawk claw

    Beauty and the Beast Musical performers in costumes

    Wooden students participating in a digital field trip

    FFA students at state fair holding blue ribbon

    Seniors attending luncheon in their honor

    Science Health students receive practical experience in Virtual Hospital