District Information

Vision Statement for Rains ISD

In the pursuit of excellence: We value community partnerships.  We encourage communication. We embrace challenges. We celebrate growth and success.


Shared Mission Statement for Rains ISD

Rains ISD provides a safe and innovative learning environment that nurtures a growth mindset, offers resources and opportunities that maximize each student’s potential, and inspires life-long learners in an ever-changing world.


A-F Accountability Information

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A-F Resolution

District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC)

District of Innovation Plan

Map of Rains Independent School District

History of Rains County

In the early 1800's, the area which is now known as Rains County was called Springville, due to the many natural springs in the area. In 1869, Senator Emory Rains helped survey and establish Rains county. In honor of his contributions to the area, the county seat, Emory, and the county itself were named for him. Senator Emory Rains was also known for his important legislation for the Homestead Law in 1839.
The city of Emory became the Senator’s home, and he and his wife raised 12 children here. Rains died at his home in Rains County on March 4, 1878, and was buried in the city cemetery. Rains County is also known as the birthplace of the Farmers Co-Operative and Educational Union of America, founded in 1904. The towns and communities that are a part of Rains County can be found by clicking this link. 

More information about the history of Rains County can be found at 
The Handbook of Texas Online and the TxGenWeb Project.

District Facts


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.

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.

Accountability Rating:
All Campuses and District Met Standard.


Rains ISD includes the following programs/services to meet the needs of the students in the District.
    Accelerated Reader
    Adult Education (Community Education Classes)
    Advanced Placement Courses (H.S.)
    Pre-Advanced Placement Courses (H.S.)
    At-Risk (Dropout Reduction)
    Band (grades 6-12)
    Career & Technology Education
    Character Education
    Compensatory Education
    Computer-Assisted Instruction
    Distance Learning Classroom
    Drivers Education
    Dual Credit Courses (H.S.)
    Early Childhood Education
    English as a Second Language
    Foreign Language (Spanish)
    Gifted & Talented Education (grades K-12)
    Guidance Services
    Health Services
    Industrial Technology (AutoCAD)
    Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)
    Kindergarten (full day)
    Pre-kindergarten (1/2 day & Full Day)
    Special Ed
    Technology Application Classes
    Theatre Arts
    PROS Program
    Schoolwide Title I
    UIL District – Athletics/Academic Competition

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.

Interesting Facts:
The Rains ISD

  • 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 59.1% economically disadvantaged and 4.1% limited English proficient