Interesting Facts about Our School:
Rains ISD:
  • has an investment of $16 million in functional school buildings which are air-conditioned and well-equipped;
  • opened a new high school in January 2003; & a new elementary in January 2011;
  • serves over 140,000 lunches and over 21,000 breakfasts annually;
  • has buses traveling over 193,758 miles annually;
  • provides custodial care for over 362,300 square feet of building space and approximately 70 acres daily;
  • serves 55.1% economically disadvantaged and 4.4% limited English proficient; and
  • has a dropout rate of 0.0% and an attendance rate 96.1%
Transportation and Boundaries
Rains ISD boundaries extend more than 178 square miles, with RISD buses traveling over 1094 miles daily.

Residence within the boundaries of the district is a requirement for enrollment.  Applications for transfer are accepted.
How Your Tax Dollars are Spent
 Instructional & Student Related Services  74.45%
 Bond Indebtedness  7.34%
 Plant Maintenance  10.15%
 Administration  3.03%
 Tax Collection  1.74%
 Co-Curricular  3.29%
Rains ISD
Rains ISD is located in Rains  County in northeast Texas .  There are one hundred seventy-eight square miles in the district, and the population of the district is about 9,100.  The district consists of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade with four campuses.  These campuses are located on a 50-acre tract approximately two miles northwest of Emory on Hwy. 69.

   Enrollment
 2012-2013  1620
 2011-2012  1590
 2010-2011  1581
National and State Tests
ACT, SAT, National Merit Qualifying Test, ASVAB, Advanced Placement Test, Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).  73.3% of Rains HS students take the ACT/SAT with the class of 2010 averages of SAT-957 and ACT-19.8. TAKS results indicate that the Rains ISD achievement is above the state average in most areas.  Results denote the following district levels of mastery.
2012 State Assessment Results
Reading/ELA 87%
Mathematics 83%
Writing 86%
Science 86%
Social Studies 90%
Employee Information
 Professional Staff  60.4%
 Educational Aides  14.0%
 Auxiliary Staff  25.6%
Teacher by Degree
 Bachelors  71.4%
 Masters  26.7%
 No Degree  1.9%
Teacher Experience
 Beginning Teacher  2.7%
 1-5 years  18.8%
 6-10 years  17.3%
 11-20 years  31.4%
 over 20 years  29.8%
Teachers' salaries start at $30,045 for Bachelors, topping out at $49,895.A $1,000 Stipend is added for a Masters..  The district provides $225 toward health insurance premiums through TRS Active-Care to the employee.
Required Documents
A copy of the student's Social Security card, a copy of the student's birth certificate, the student's immunization record, and proof of residency is required at the first time of registration for Rains schools.
Age Requirements
 Kindergarten  5 years
 First grade  6 years

State law requires that students reach the stated age on or before September 1 of the current year to enroll.
Student Ethnic Distribution
 White  84.1%
 African American  2.7%
 Hispanic  11.5%
 Other  1.8%
Hours
The school day basically begins at 7:45 for all campuses.  Dismissal times are at 3:15 at the ementary, 3:30 at all the other campuses.
Meals
Hot breakfasts and lunches are prepared and served at all RISD campus cafeterias, with reduced-price or free meals available for those who qualify.  Regular priced meals are as follows:

 Breakfast (students K-12)  $ 2.00
 Lunch   (students K-12)  $ 2.75

Programs/Services
Rains ISD includes the following programs/services to meet the needs of the students in the District:
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Adult Education (Community Education Classes)
  • Pre-Advanced Placement Courses (H.S.)
  • Art
  • At-Risk (Dropout Reduction)
  • Band (grades 6-12)
  • Career & Technology Education Programs
  • Character Education Program
  • Compensatory Education
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
  • Distance Learning Classroom
  • Drama - Theatre Arts
  • Drivers Education
  • Dyslexia
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Language (Spanish)
2013-2014 Grading Periods
 1st 6 Weeks  August 26 - September 27, 2013
 2nd 6 Weeks  September 30 - November 1, 2013
 3rd 6 Weeks  November 4 - December 20, 20013
 4th 6 Weeks  January 7 - February 21, 2014
 5th 6 Weeks  February 24 - April 17, 2014
 6th 6 Weeks  April 21 - June, 6 2014
  • Gifted & Talented classes (grades K-12)
  • Guidance Services
  • Health Services
  • Homebound
  • Industrial Technology (AutoCAD)
  • Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)
  • Kindergarten (full day)
  • Pre-kindergarten Program (1/2 day & full day)
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
  • Saxon Math
  • Special Ed - Minimal to Major Handicapping Condition
  • STARS (Students Taking a Responsible Stand)
  • Technology Application classes
  • PROS Program
  • Schoolwide Title I
  • Tutorials
  • UIL District 14AAA - Athletics/Academic Competition