CTE Spotlight: Crockett Junior Andrew Garcia building a career in construction

When he started his freshman year at Crockett Early College High School, Andrew Garcia wanted to go into theater and build stage props. As he was signing up, he was told that if he wanted to do theater, he should sign up for construction. Now, he has found…

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CTE Spotlight- Max Campbell Odom is turning up the heat in the Austin High School Culinary Arts program

Austin High School senior Max "Camp" Campbell Odom accidentally stumbled upon his passion for cooking while browsing elective choices his sophomore year. As an only child, he had spent some time in the kitchen helping his mom and thought he could give…


Thank you / ¡Gracias!

Nov. 9, 2022 Dear Austin ISD Community, This is a new day for our district because last night Austin voters passed the largest school bond package ever approved in Central Texas. I want to personally thank all of you for helping us provide a brighter future…

Austin ISD fourth- and eighth-graders 'hold steady' on NAEP despite pandemic

Contrary to expectations, the latest scores on NAEP—the National Association of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card—show that Austin ISD students did not regress in reading and math from pre-pandemic levels. “I want to congratulate…


Student enthusiasm comes from linguistic, cultural inclusion (en español)

The hallways of Perez Elementary are filled with pythons. And they hablan español. The serpentine school mascot offering encouragement, instruction and even prompts for self-reflection to students on posters is everywhere, as are the reminders of the drive…

Common Application now open for Austin ISD specialty programs (en español)

Now in its second year, the Common Application for Schools of Choice means families and students can fill out just one application for all our specialty programs. Why it matters:  Before, if your student wanted to apply to LASA High School, Ann Richards…


Economically Disadvantaged Austin ISD African American and Hispanic Third Graders Showing Growth in Math, New Test Shows (en Español)

Austin ISD African American and Hispanic third grade students identified as economically disadvantaged are on track to meet student growth targets in math by 2026. Achieving a similar goal in reading remains a work in progress, though, according to data from…


Underscoring the A in AISD: District Nearly Doubles Total of Exemplary Schools (en Español)

The population of Austin ISD’s A-grade schools jumped to an all-time high of 40 campuses, including six elementary schools who made the leap during a pandemic from a C-grade to earn the state’s top mark from the state’s accountability system.


Perez educator makes finals for Texas Teacher of the Year (en Español)

Educadora de Perez llega a la final de Maestro del Año de Texas  Kari Johnston es una de seis finalistas para Maestro del Año. Ha trabajado como maestra de Lenguaje Dual en la Primaria Perez durante los últimos 4 años y medio.  


Austin ISD Dual Language Educator Johnston Wins Regional Teaching Honor (en Español)

Austin ISD fifth-grade teacher Kari Johnston is the Region XIII Elementary Teacher of the Year after being recognized for her work at Perez Elementary where she has worked as a dual language educator for the last 4.5 years. 


Austin ISD Earns Overall B in State Accountability as Majority of Campuses Improve Their Grades (en Español)

Austin ISD achieved an overall grade of a high B under the state’s accountability system for 2022, with 71 percent of AISD’s campuses increasing their ratings from 2019 including six schools that fought back from Ds or Fs to post grades of C or better.


AISD 2021 Graduation Rates Up (en español)

Gap for African-American Students Ties Historical Low. Austin ISD’s federal graduation rates for all students edged higher for the Class of 2021—to 93.0%—and also showed a narrowing of the achievement gap between the graduation levels of African-American and…