Announcements

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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.

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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…

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Austin Third Graders Recover on Reading, Besting Pre-Pandemic Scores; Science & Math Achievement Gaps Remain

Austin ISD students in elementary reading are making longer strides toward pre-pandemic recovery than their statewide counterparts, while still facing an uphill climb to reclaim 2019 achievement levels in math and science, newly published data shows.

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Los estudiantes de tercer grado de Austin se recuperan en lectura, superando los resultados anteriores a la pandemia; Las disparidades en ciencias y matemáticas aún continúan

Los estudiantes del Austin ISD en lectura a nivel de primaria están avanzando más hacia la recuperación pre-pandémica que sus contrapartes en todo el estado, mientras que todavía se enfrentan a una cuesta arriba para recuperar los niveles de rendimiento de…

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Austin ISD Names New Police Chief (en español)

Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Anthony Mays announced at Thursday’s board work session that he had selected current Austin ISD PD Lt. Wayne Sneed to lead the AISD Police Department.

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Austin ISD makes menstrual products accessible for all students

When classes start in August, Austin ISD students will have one fewer school supply to worry about—feminine hygiene products. The district will be providing free sanitary napkins and tampons that otherwise could be hard for some students to get. “No one…

Statement from Interim Superintendent Dr. Anthony Mays (en español)

What happened in San Antonio wasn't a political issue. It wasn't a talking point. The people who died in that truck were trying to find a place in this country where they could build better lives. I am mindful that we have thousands of students in Austin ISD…

Middle school naming honors a lifetime of service (en español)

By Anne Drabicky The supporters began calling April 28, before there was even a decision on the table for Austin ISD trustees about what to name its new Northeast Austin middle school. Former students, fraternity brothers, community and church members told…

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…

Navarro ECHS barbecue fundraiser sharpens skills in quest for national championship

By Paul Stinson Navarro Early College High School’s barbecue team is heading to Nationals this month after wowing state judges and seeing the meats from their fundraising cook fly off the virtual shelves long before the grill gets going. “Everything is 100…

Ask Ed: Does the school district have to pass a budget? (En español)

Lately, we’ve been hearing questions about whether it’s necessary for the Austin ISD Board of Trustees to adopt a budget, so we put the question to Ed Ramos, Austin ISD’s chief financial officer. Ed: A school board must adopt a budget by June 30. If a board…