Community Schools


Community schools work to align school and community resources with campus needs, prioritizing family and community engagement and collaborative planning and strategic partnerships. The Community School movement has grown across the country and internationally, with more than 5,000 schools following the model.

Currently, 13 community schools in Austin ISD use this approach:

  • Lanier and Reagan early college high schools
  • Dobie, Burnet, Martin, Mendez and Webb middle schools
  • Barrington, Cook, Hart, Pickle, T.A. Brown and Wooldridge elementary schools


Katie Casstevens
Administrative Supervisor of Community Schools

Christina Dunigan
Community Schools Intern

About Community Schools