Repurposing Rosedale



The former Rosedale Elementary School is a 36,501 square foot school facility constructed in 1939 situated on a 4.62 acre site located at 2117 West 49th Street and nestlecd in the Central Austin neighborhood that bears its name. It was most recently home to the Rosedale School, which serves students from ages 3-22 with severe special needs, including children who are medically fragile or need intensive behavioral support. It also houses the Transition to Life in the Community program, which prepares older students for postsecondary life. 

As part of the 2017 Bond Program, the District delivered a modernized facility located at the former Lucy Read Pre-K site at 7505 Silvercrest Drive that is custom-built to meet the needs of Rosedale students. The facility opened in February 2022.

Current Status

The district is currently in the process of outlining a concept for the property and the site criteria, including benefits to the community, that must be met by any proposals based on the findings and feedback received to date.

In the meantime, the former Rosedale School campus reopened its doors in February 2024 as a training facility for law enforcement officials, with a goal of training as many as 750 officers in the first phase. Training agencies include the Austin ISD Police Department, as well as larger agencies, such as Travis County Constables. School safety continues to be top of mind after tragedies nationwide, including in Uvalde in 2022. This is an opportunity for law enforcement to practice life-saving strategies in a school setting.

Updated July 2024

Aerial Map

Key Information

  • 2117 W. 49th St.
    Austin, Texas 78756
  • Property ID: 224829
  • Lot Size: 4.62 acres
  • Building Size: 36,501 SF
  • Year Built: 1939
  • Parking: 47 stalls
  • Zoning: SF-3