Announcements

Farewell 2013: AISD's Mid-year Highlights

As 2013 comes to a close, AISD looks back on the first half of the school year.

Best Wishes for the New Year

Dear Colleagues,  As educators, every day you open doors to opportunity for our students and their families. Thank you for all that you do, and for making Austin ISD such a great place to work and learn. As the winter break draws near, I hope you will take…

New Radio Show Reaches Out to African-American Families

Recently, a new education-focused radio show hit the KAZI airwaves, and its message could be transformative for many of AISD’s African-American families. Breaking Down the Barriers with Ms. Terry Russell is AISD’s latest effort to share district news and…

AISD Earns High Marks on Nation’s Report Card

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the nation’s report card, reported AISD students ranked second in fourth grade math and third in eighth grade math in the percentage of students scoring at the proficient or advanced levels. In…

AISD Approves Distinguished Level of Achievement as the Prescribed Graduation Plan

Austin ISD's Board of Trustees has established the Distinguished Level of Achievement as the district's prescribed graduation plan beginning with the Class of 2018. The trustees also approved the requirement of one credit of physical education and one half…

Board Approves AISD’s Strategic Priorities for 2014-15 School Year

On Monday, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the district’s strategic priorities for the 2014-15 school year.  The priorities approved by the board are to: 

Superintendent's Statement on Board Evaluation

AUSTIN, Texas--The Austin Independent School District released the following statement from Superintendent Meria Carstarphen after the Board of Trustees President Vincent Torres provided an overview of the superintendent's evaluation for the 2012-13 school…

AISD Announces Schools Frozen to Transfers for 2014-15

Tonight, the Austin Independent School District announced 29 schools will be frozen to transfers during the 2014-15 school year, while another 24 schools will be re-evaluated after priority transfers are approved.Each year, the district determines which…

Trustees Decide Locations for New Single-gender Middle Schools

Garcia to serve male students, Pearce to serve female studentsAUSTIN, Texas—Tonight, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees approved Gus Garcia Middle School as the site for the Young Men’s Leadership Academy and James E. Pearce Middle School as the site for the…

Trustees Recognize Schools Earning TEA's Distinction Designation

Austin ISD's Board of Trustees congratulated the 55 AISD schools that earned a total of 89 distinction designations under the Texas Education Agency's state accountability system.

2013 Superintendent Evaluation

School Board President Vincent M. Torres read the following statement at the Dec. 16, 2013 regular board meeting:The Trustees of the Austin Independent School District have completed the annual performance evaluation of our Superintendent, Dr. Meria…

Austin NAACP Honors Carstarphen with DeWitty/Overton Freedom Award

Community leaders recognize education leader for efforts to address disparities within districtThis weekend, the Austin chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded the 2013 DeWitty/Overton Freedom Award to Austin ISD…