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…

Pre-K and Kinder registrations spike for the 2022-23 school year (En español)

In another sign that the pandemic is waning, registrations for Austin ISD pre-K and kindergarten have already doubled what they were last spring. Why it matters: The district saw the largest decrease in enrollment among pre-K and kindergarten through the…

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District looks at leadership changes for Mendez Middle

Mendez Middle School may soon be under new leadership as Austin ISD explores ending the partnership that manages the school. For the past four years, Mendez has been managed under an agreement with T-STEM Texas.  Why it matters: If Mendez doesn’t score a C…

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Austin ISD AP Test Scores remain consistent despite COVID disruption

The recent release of Advance Placement testing scores revealed that despite COVID-19 disruptions, Austin ISD students passed their AP exams at a similar rate to the last two years. The Advanced Placement program is offered in all Austin ISD high schools and…

Reading Academies begin as Austin ISD focuses on improving reading

Storytime isn’t a relaxing event in Priscilla Ayala-O’Neal’s bilingual kindergarten class at Odom Elementary School.  We caught up with Ms. Ayala-O’Neal when she was reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or in their case, Ricitos de Oro y Los Tres Osos.…

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Austin ISD looks to tackle racial disparities in disciplinary data (En español)

Despite a reduction in overall disciplinary actions during the 2019-20 school year, Black students in Austin ISD were still nearly five times more likely than white students to receive disciplinary action, according to a report compiled by the district.