District Demographics

Our District by the Numbers

  • 230 square miles in the center of the Austin-Round Rock MSA
  • 74,645 students enrolled in School Year 2021-22 (this include students that live outside of AISD boundaries, but are enrolled in AISD schools)
  • 113 district-owned facilities support (that house 128 school programs):
    • 13 high school programs
    • 18 middle school programs
    • 79 elementary schools
    • 3 special school programs
  • 16 district-owned support facilities including:
    • Athletics
    • Fine Arts 
    • Transportation
    • Administration
    • Maintenance 
    • Other support services

 

Demographic Reports

2021-22  2020-21 
 

The Austin ISD contracts with a K-12 demographic consultant to perform demographic research and provide student population and enrollment projections. Development of the annual report involves the analysis and review of historic student enrollment and population trends, economic conditions, and vacant land and housing data.

Additionally, the planning team consults with the City of Austin's demographer to stay informed of population projections across the city as whole, and how they may impact AISD.

This annual 10-year report is utilized by the district for long-range planning purposes including updates to the Facilities Master Plan, preparing future bond programs to take out to the voters, and analysis of boundary changes for shifting populations.

Key Findings from the 2021-22 Report

  • Austin Independent School District’s 2021/22 student enrollment is 74,645 students, an enrollment decline of 475 students over 2020/21, largely driven by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The largest year over year enrollment declines were in kindergarten, 5th, and middle school grades experiencing enrollment decline of 982 students between 2020/21 and 2021/22.
  • AISD’s elementary school population (without out-of-district students) is 35,859 students, an increase of 290 students (+0.82%) over 2020/21.
  • Total elementary school population is projected to increase by 503 students in the next year as students return to in-person learning, but decline by roughly 1,115 students in the next 5 years.
  • AISD’s middle school population is currently 15,169 students, a decline of 734 students over last year (-4.62%). 
  • The district’s middle school population is expected to decline by 484 middle school students in the next year, and 1,106 students in the next 5 years due to smaller class sizes moving into secondary campuses
  • AISD’s high school population is 20,621 students, a decrease of 128 students over last year
  • The district’s high school population is forecasted to decline by 34 students next year, and 2,077 students in the next 5 years.
  • In 2022/23, AISD is projected to enroll 74,627 students, a decrease of 18 students (-0.02%) from the current year.
  • In 5 years the district may see a population decline of 4,299 students and a projected enrollment of 70,713 students, a decline of 3,932 students.
  • More than 17,700 apartment units and an additional 3,200 condo units are under construction across AISD, which will come online within the district in the next one to two years and are expected to yield minimal students.
  • AISD added more than 5,700 multi-family units and approx. 1,500 single family units in the last year. However, the number of students per unit has declined.

Key Findings from the 2020-21 Report

  • In 2020/21 the Austin Independent School District’s 2020/21 student enrollment is 75,075 students, an enrollment decline of 5,815 students over 2019/20, largely driven by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The pandemic resulted in an unprecedented enrollment decline in elementary grades especially early education, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten as parents chose to delay enrolling their children. 
  • Of the 5,815 student enrollment decline, 2,375 was in early education and pre-kindergarten. 
  • AISD’s elementary school population (students that reside within district boundaries) is 35,569 students, a decline of 5,425 students (-13%) over 2019/20. 
  • Total elementary school population is projected to increase by 2,656 students in the next year as students return to normal in-person instruction, and roughly 3,220 students in the next 5 years. 
  • AISD’s middle school population is currently 15,903 students, a decline of 567 students over last year (-3.4%). 
  • The district’s middle school population is expected to decline by 711 middle school students in the next year, and 2,157 students in the next 5 years due to smaller class sizes moving into secondary campuses, despite an increase of 428 students last year. 
  • AISD’s high school population is 20,749 students, an increase of 54 students over last year. 
  • The district’s high school population is forecasted to decline by 77 students next year, and 1,671 students in the next 5 years. 
  • In 2021/22, AISD is projected to enroll 77,048 students, an increase of 1,973 students (2.6%) from the current year, when it is expected students will return post-pandemic. 
  • Although the district may see a student population decline 601 students in the next 5 years, the enrollment is projected to increase by 150 students and a projected enrollment of 75,225 students, an increase of 153 students due to out-of-district transfers. 
  • Students that reside outside of the AISD boundary, but transfer into the district remained flat between 2019/20 and 2020/21 at approximately 2,660. 
  • Nearly 15,000 apartment units and an additional 2,000 condo units are under construction across AISD, which will come online within the district in the next one to two years and are expected to yield minimal students. 
  • AISD added more than 4,285 multi-family units and 1,740 single family units in the last year, even as the district saw a decline in student yields. 
     

Contact

Melissa Laursen, AICP
Director of Planning
4000 S. IH 35 Frontage, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78704
Office: 512-414-8942
Fax: 512-414-4009
Email