News from Dr. Cruz: A year to celebrate

Team AISD,

We have so much to celebrate from the past year. In 2015, we've seen great student performance, innovations in programming and a new strategic vision of reinventing the urban school experience.

AISD students continued to outperform their peers in large urban school districts on the Nation's Report Card, ranking among the top in both math and reading.

Our students earned higher overall scores on the SAT compared with their counterparts across the state and nation. While both the national and state averages for overall SAT scores decreased, the average overall SAT scores for AISD students remained steady.

And 111 Austin ISD schools earned the highest rating possible on the state's accountability system.

These accomplishments would not have been possible without you. Thank you for your hard work and your dedication.

I wish you a relaxing and restful holiday.

Paul Cruz, Ph.D.