Chamber Awards District with Multiple Honors

AISD was recognized today for districtwide excellence at the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s 6th annual State of Education Luncheon.  

Crockett High School earned the Highest College Application Rate (96%), LBJ High School earned the highest FAFSA Submission Rate (85%), Bowie High School and Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) earned Student Future Project Participation (both 99%). The district’s Associate Superintendent for High Schools, Edmund Oropez was recognized for his target-setting with principals in key college enrollment activities. Additionally, Superintendent, Meria Carstarphen received the Superintendent of the Year award for her achievements as an outstanding superintendent in the region for 2011.

The Austin Chamber has a strategic partnership with 11 regional chambers of commerce and 11 school districts to produce Community Education Reports. The chamber annually reports the progress of the school districts in high school graduation, college readiness and college enrollment. The honors recognized at the State of the Education event were partially based on those reports.

When receiving her honor, Dr. Carstarphen expressed her excitement with the leadership and initiative taken by students and staff at Crockett, Bowie, LBJ and LASA. “A superintendent can only be as good as the organization itself, and AISD is a terrific organization” said Carstarphen.

Congratulations to Dr. Carstarphen, Edmund Oropez, Crockett High School, LBJ High School, Bowie High School and LASA all of which were acknowledged at Austin Chamber of Commerce’s State of Education Luncheon.

For more on the Superintendent’s response to the district’s awards and State of Education event, visit her blog. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce or the State of Education please visit: