Round Top-Carmine ISD is a Class 1A school consisting of 133 square miles located in northeastern Fayette County approximately 65 miles east of Austin, 91 miles west of Houston and 51 miles southwest of College Station. There are two campuses located in two rural communities. The elementary school is located in Round Top (population 90), and the high school is located in Carmine (population 250). The student enrollment is approximately 280 in grades Pre-K through 12, consisting of 74% Caucasian, 16% Hispanic, 5% African American, and 5%multi-racial, which includes Asian/American Indian/Pacific Islander. RT-C has 43 faculty and staff members. The school district has been identified by Texas Education Agency as Exemplary for the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2009. In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, we were rated as Recognized. RT-C is also known for its perennial play-off teams in athletics, state championship volleyball teams, and major livestock show winners. The two communities are known for agriculturally based economy, bed and breakfast accommodations, antique weekends, The Festival-Institute at Round Top, and the Winedale Shakespeare Festival.