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…

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…

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…

Austin ISD Police Unit

Austin ISD Police awarded grant to elevate mental health crisis responses

The Austin ISD Police Department was awarded a $248,245 grant from the ​​U.S. Department of Justice to hire its own Licensed Mental Health Professionals.


Austin ISD seeing results from work on cultural proficiency, social-emotional learning

While Austin ISD is being recognized across the nation for its work in social-emotional learning and cultural proficiency, the real effect is in the classroom.  “What we’ve noticed in the classrooms is that kids have a better sense of identity, but more than…

Crockett ECHS Principal Receives Prestigious “Champions for School Climate” Award

When you visit Crockett Early College High School, you walk into an atmosphere that is committed to equity, supportive relationships, quality teaching and learning, and a sense of belonging. These qualities were stewarded by Principal Kori Crawford which led…

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde

Superintendent to principals: academics is the key focus

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde had a message for principals at Austin ISD Tuesday: this year’s primary focus is on academics. “The main thing has to stay the main thing,” she said. “Our kids must be academically prepared.” Elizalde spoke to principals at…

Austin ISD Fights COVID-19 Transmission with Picnic Tables

Students at many campuses will soon enjoy the benefits of outdoor spaces with new picnic tables built by the Austin ISD Service Center. The district is building 375 picnic tables to support outdoor classrooms and lunch areas for students.

Estudiantes tendrán acceso a los consejeros, servicios de SEL el primer día de clases

El primer día de clases, los consejeros amigables les darán la bienvenida nuevamente a los estudiantes en sus escuelas. La meta del Austin ISD es tener consejeros a la vista de modo que los estudiantes sepan con quién hablar mientras hacen la transición de…

Counselor and student

Students to have access to counselors, SEL services on first day of school

On the first day of school, students will be welcomed back with friendly counselors at their school. Austin ISD’s goal is to have counselors visible so students know who to talk to as they transition back to on-campus learning.

Barriers, Strategies, and Resources to Thriving School Gardens

School gardens engage our communities beyond the school through care and maintenance of the space, flourishing the landscape and relationships. The Reilly Mustang community embraced this concept through their Social and Emotional Garden, which opened its…