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One will quickly discover unsurpassed excellence in education at all levels is easily accessible in Red Oak for all ages! Served by the Red Oak Independent School District, home to multiple institutions of higher learning, and in the central region of a metropolitan area with numerous other educational assets, Red Oak has the educational resources to equip its vibrant workforce.
Red Oak ISD (ROISD) is a small, suburban district covering 42 square miles in north Ellis County. They proudly serve about 6,300 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12 across seven campuses and are committed to preparing students for their next steps after graduation through partnerships with Texas State Technical College North Texas (TSTC), University of Texas at Arlington, and Navarro College. These unique partnerships allow selected high school students to earn an Associate’s degree via dual credit through Navarro College that the University of Texas at Arlington will accept intact.
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, they received a B rating (84) with 10 distinctions. They are highly ranked for diversity and safety and 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.
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.
Life School - Red Oak, a new type of public school known as a charter school, seeks to develop leaders with the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century. Through character training, strong academics, and parent involvement Life School will successfully fulfill its mission.
Red Oak residents enjoy convenient access to 4-year universities, 2-year colleges, and technical colleges, each offering a wide range of college degrees starting at the associate's level and ranging through the doctorate level.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Red Oak offers technical and vocational higher education programs in areas of electrical power and controls, logistics technology, diesel equipment technology, computer-aided manufacturing, and basic machining, computer-aided drafting and design, computer networking, cyber security, combination welding, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, and industrial maintenance.
- Red Oak IDC provides scholarship opportunity to TSTC - A new scholarship is available for students living in Red Oak planning to attend Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus.
- Bombardier Teams with Texas State Technical College on Apprenticeship Program to Develop Local Talent, Manufacture Global 7500 Wing - The two-year Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program (BAAP) will offer students a chance to enter the high-tech aerospace sector with no formal qualifications. It challenges them to present a winning attitude and develop mechanical dexterity and sound logic skills to be able to pass an entry-level aptitude test.
- TSTC, Bombardier Celebrate Federal Apprenticeship Program Registration - Representatives of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and Bombardier celebrate the registration of the company's apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor.