Rocketship Public Schools Texas

We prepare today’s dreamers to become tomorrow’s leaders.

New Pre-K to 3rd Grade School Coming to Fort Worth, August 2022!

Rocketship Dennis Dunkins Elementary is a new, tuition-free public charter school open to all students in grade PK-3 and growing to ultimately serve grades PK-5 in Tarrant County. We strive to partner with our community and lift parent voices. Founded by leaders born and raised in Southeast Fort Worth, Rocketship Public Schools Texas strives to create a community school where children not only receive an excellent education but families get the resources they need outside of the classroom so their child can show up fully in the classroom.

Our flagship school, Rocketship Dennis Dunkins Elementary, will be located at 3520 E. Berry St., Fort Worth and will offer free, bus transportation for families.

Watch a virtual tour of the school here!

What Makes Rocketship Different?

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to student learning.
We focus on academic growth through personalized, project-based, and rigorous learning that accelerates the highest achieving students as well as students with the greatest needs.

We’re hiring excellent local educators who offer both windows and mirrors.
We hire the best and most qualified teachers to serve our students. We also believe that students need educators who bring new perspectives (windows), as well as represent their background, community, and cultural perspectives (mirrors). That is why we strive to create a more diverse workforce with educators that bring a rich variety of experiences, ideas, and perspectives to our classrooms.

We offer a CareCorps program to support the whole family.
We provide social-emotional learning, have a mental health provider on campus, and have a CareCorps program that connects families with local resources to support them outside of the classroom.

We ensure parents’ voices are heard.
Parent power is a driver of our school identity. We partner with parents as co-educators to ensure parents’ voices are at the forefront of our school design and operations. Founding families help name the school, choose its fifth core value, as well as enrichment courses.

US News & World Report has named seven Rocketship California schools as among the Best Elementary Schools in the nation!
US News has been the authority in ranking universities and high schools for many years, and this year is the first they’ve started ranking elementary and middle schools. These rankings are based solely on test scores – meaning that our schools are among the top in the nation, regardless of zip codes. As the most populous state in the country, we are competing against an enormous number of schools – yet we come out ahead.

Join our Fort Worth Facebook Group to get updates, ask questions, and meet prospective parents and supporters.

Our Principal

Dr. Christina Hanson is a Southeast Fort Worth native who knows what it’s like to be a student, mother, teacher, and principal in our community. Dr. Hanson not only brings years of experience in Fort Worth ISD as a skilled school leader, curriculum coach, and teacher, but also carries a warmth and genuinity that makes school feel like the second home it’s meant to be. Dr. Hanson has enjoyed serving schools in the community where she grew up and is elated to continue impacting the educational experience for students, families, and the community.

Watch her groundbreaking speech here.

Apply now!

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Seats are limited, so don’t miss out!

Our Superintendent

Rocketship Texas is led by SaJade Miller, a proven education leader born and raised in Southeast Fort Worth’s Stop 6 neighborhood. Mr. Miller has dedicated his entire career working to eliminate the racial achievement gap in Texas. He began as a teacher for Fort Worth ISD and rose through the ranks to become the proud principal of Dunbar High School in the Stop 6 neighborhood. He was later named Assistant Superintendent of Innovation for Fort Worth ISD and supported a citywide effort to get 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders reading on grade level by 2025. Mr. Miller has a deep understanding of the strengths, opportunities, and challenges with public education in Tarrant County and he fervently believes in the power and promise of Rocketship Texas. He is passionate about creating a diverse coalition of educators, community leaders, and parents to work together to improve racial equity and excellence in public education across Tarrant County.

Powered By Tarrant County Leaders

The Rocketship Public Schools Texas Board of Directors is a diverse coalition of deeply respected Tarrant County community leaders seeking to expand on our existing efforts to support families with the greatest need. Our vision is to develop a network of community schools that eliminate barriers to student success by collaborating with community partners providing essential services to support student well-being and providing an excellent elementary education that meets the unique needs of every child. Bringing deep expertise in public education, community organizing, financial management, and parent engagement, the Rocketship Texas Board of Directors endeavors to establish an equitable and excellent educational environment that serves all children and raises the level of achievement across our public education system.

Have Questions? Get Answers Here.

Where will the school be located?
3520 East Berry Street, Fort Worth, Texas

Can anyone attend Rocketship?
Yes, Rocketship is proud to serve all students.

Are Rocketship schools free?
Yes, Rocketship schools are tuition-free public schools.

Do students have to apply to Rocketship?
Rocketship schools are open enrollment schools, which means that we accept any and all students who wish to attend. There are no tests or assessments required to enroll in Rocketship. All families must complete a basic application, which includes student and family identification information. Filling out an application only takes a few minutes and will ensure that your child is immediately eligible to participate in our random drawing, or lottery, to enroll in the Rocketship school of your choice. We run lotteries to ensure that all families have a fair chance of getting into our schools. Rocketship schools typically receive more applications than there are seats available, which is why we hold a random lottery in the spring to determine enrollment.

How can I enroll my child?
Visit our enrollment page to get apply through SchoolMint.

What questions are asked on the application?
Just the basic stuff: name, date of birth, grade, parent/guardian name, and contact information.

What grades does Rocketship Public Schools Texas serve?
As a new school, we currently offer Pre-K to 3rd grade. We will soon grow to 5th grade.

When will I know if my child is accepted?
All families whether you receive a seat or not will hear back by Feb 17th. If you don’t, you’ll get a waitlist number.

When will the school year begin?
August, 2022

What if i have additional questions?
Contact our families team at TexasEnroll@rsed.org or fill out this form here.

Now Hiring Elementary Educators!

Our elementary educators are state of Texas certified teachers who are subject experts who specialize in either Humanities or STEM. They also serve second language learners and are certified bilingual teachers. Every school is supported by school leaders who provide professional development and real-time coaching for teachers in their classroom. At Rocketship, you are joining a network and a community committed to excellence. If you are looking for a chance to drive transformative change in underserved communities and contribute to a national movement to eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime, look no further than Rocketship! If you are interested in becoming a founding team member at Rocketship Public Schools Texas or want to learn more about how to get involved click here to connect with a recruiter.

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Your Support Meets the Moment

Thank you for your generous support of our educators, communities, and future Rocketeers. During this past year, your partnership, support, and encouragement of our work have been truly remarkable. On behalf of the growing and VERY excited Texas team this year, thank you for all you do to support our students and families. We can’t wait to launch our 2022-23 school year with you!