Announcements

Statement from Board President Geronimo Rodriguez, representing current and incoming trustees (en español)

Yesterday evening, the current AISD Board of Trustees met with the four newly elected members who will be joining the board Dec. 1. Our shared goal was to begin discussing the process of choosing a new interim superintendent to serve Austin ISD until a…

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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…

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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…

Su orgullo hispano le motiva a servir en la escuela (In English)

Benito Faz-Banda, director de la primaria Widén, impulsa el bilingüismo   Por Guillermo Zenizo(English version below)

Viene desde España a enseñar en la primaria Joslin (In English)

Austin ISD le da la bienvenida a la maestra Silvia Calatayud

Principals finish out year finding ways to re:

By Anne Drabicky At their final meeting of the school year, principals wearing flower leis celebrated student successes, heard from district leaders, discussed professional learning opportunities… and danced in a silent disco, competed in a scavenger hunt…

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…

A message from Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde / Un mensaje de Superintendente Stephanie S. Elizalde

Dear Austin ISD Community, As we grieve with the families in Uvalde, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to the safety of our own children here at home. I met with Austin ISD Police Department Acting Chief Beverly Freshour and her lieutenants this morning…

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…

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…