Reinventing the Urban School Experience

The Austin Independent School District is the heart of public education in Austin, Texas—a city of ideas and innovation that tops the nation’s rankings of the best communities in which to work and live. 

AISD is Austin’s school district.

AISD educates approximately 83,591 students and embraces 130 diverse school communities in Austin, one of the fastest-growing, ever-changing metroplexes in the country.

In partnership with parents and our community, AISD’s mission is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society.

We partner with world-class universities, innovative businesses and nonprofit organizations and engaged community leaders to prepare our students for college, career and life.

AISD performs at the highest levels.

AISD students have achieved their best performance under the toughest accountability standards in the state’s history.

Graduation rates have reached an all-time high of 86.3 percent and the district has embarked on graduation plans designed to meet the dynamic needs of the 21st century.

U.S. News and World Report ranks seven AISD high schools among the best in the nation: Akins, Anderson, Austin, Bowie and McCallum high schools, as well as the Liberal Arts and Science Academy and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.

AISD manages public resources responsibly.

Despite dwindling state resources, AISD has earned the highest ratings for its management of a $1 billion budget from Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch Ratings.

AISD also carries the highest bond and state financial accountability ratings that school districts can earn in the State of Texas. These ratings reflect the district's stable financial management and operations, healthy reserves and manageable debt profile. This saves Austin taxpayers money.

AISD is a champion for all children.

AISD is a champion for every child and is committed to educating the whole child, offering families a portfolio of rich options and programs to ensure all students have the support they need to achieve their potential and dreams.

AISD embraces the Community School approach, which recognizes that all children have the potential to meet high expectations in the right environment and that the entire community has the responsibility to provide that environment for all children.

This is the pride and promise of public education in Austin.