Announcements

2022 STAAR scores available via Parent Portal (en español)

Students took the STAAR tests earlier this spring as one of many ways to measure student learning. The STAAR tests will help schools and teachers better understand where students may have gaps from the disruptions to learning caused by the pandemic. Teachers…

Middle schoolers get a peek of early college

Most kids don’t make their college decisions until their senior years. Austin ISD eighth graders, though, are getting to choose colleges when they pick their high schools in what’s called the Early College High School program.  

Elliot Ma

Bear Creek Student Finalist in National Creators Competition

Elliot Ma loves to code, and he wants to spread that love to his fellow students. “I started coding when I was in Kindergarten,” he said. “I just did it and kind of fell in love with it.” Ma, a fourth grade Bear Creek Elementary student, started a YouTube…

Mendez Middle School

Preliminary data shows sixth grade transition plan working (En Español)

More families are staying in Austin ISD under the proposed plan to transition sixth grade from Martin and Mendez middle schools, and we’ve got the numbers to prove it.  Why it matters: We announced in February that we’d be transitioning sixth grade to 10…

Campus Report Cards now Available

Two report cards about your campus are now available for you to review.  They’re called the State of Texas 2020–21 School Report Card and the Federal Report Card.   Why it matters: These report cards provide information about student performance on the…

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Superintendent Asks Community for Support on Improving Academics, Balancing Budget (En español)

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde asked the community for support as she has to make tough decisions to improve academics and balance the budget. 

Elementary Planning Period Proposal FAQ (En español)

Read our announcement about the planning period changes.  1. Why is the elementary master schedule changing?  The district student achievement data indicates a need for accelerated instruction. Prior to the pandemic, from 2017– 2019, only 51%–53% of…

Teachers planning

To boost academic outcomes, elementary teachers getting additional planning period for first time (En español)

For the first time in Austin ISD, we are giving elementary teachers more collaborative planning and prep time, in what’s called grade level professional learning communities.

Board of Trustees Approves Two Additional Paid Days Off for Campus Staff (En Español)

Our Board of Trustees approved adding two extra paid days off for teachers and other campus-based staff this spring.

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Bowie Yearbook Gains National Recognition

The new year will be one for the books for Bowie High School. The “Lone Star Yearbook” was named as a finalist for two national awards: a Pacemaker from the National Scholastic Press Association and a Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Maplewood Elementary teacher receives national award for physical education

It’s shaping up to be a good year for one Austin ISD teacher, Maplewood's Rebecca Lambdin-Abraham has been named one of the top physical education instructors in the nation.

Textbooks

Health and Physical Education textbooks open to family review

Austin ISD families can review health and physical education textbooks and provide feedback via a survey.  Why it matters:  This is the first time in 14 years that the textbooks have been revised. It’s also the first time in 24 years that the state has…