School Changes Data

Scenario Data

Austin ISD used many data points during the creation of School Changes scenarios. Definitions of that data are below, as well as PDFs that show each data point for each school in four categories. 

Academic Performance Data

Campus Demographics Data

Finance & Operations Data

Human Capital Data

Data Defined

Academic Performance

2018 LAS Scaled Score

Local accountability: An evaluation by the district for campuses with an overall letter grade of an A, B or C from TEA. AISD’s proposal for local accountability would include elements that measure campus culture and climate (student, staff, family survey results, SEL, student health, family engagement, etc.), and academics (early literacy, fine arts, technology, etc.).

2018 State Scaled Score

State accountability: A measure that includes student progress and growth on state assessments (STAAR, EOC), how well students are prepared for after high school, and how well schools are closing gaps for historically underperforming student groups, as well as performance by students with limited English proficiency.

EOY % of 2nd Graders Reading at Grade Level

Percentage of second-graders reading at or above grade level (end of 2017–18 school year)


College, Career and Military Readiness graduates demonstrate college, career or military readiness by meeting benchmarks on indicators such as college entrance exams (ACT/SAT/TSIA), Advanced Placement tests, dual credit courses and the completion of certain industry-based certifications.

Campus Demographics

Enrollment 2018–19

The number of students enrolled at the listed campus in the 2018–19 school year

Permanent Capacity 2020

The number students the campus can serve before needing portable buildings.*
   *Adjusted to represent the completion of the 2017 Bond modernization projects.

Utilization 2020

The number of students enrolled at a school in 2018–19, divided by that school’s permanent capacity in 2020. Permanent capacity does not include portable classrooms. 

Transfer in

The number of students who live in a different attendance area and attend the listed campus

Transfer out

The number of students who live in the listed campus attendance area and attend a different campus

Economically Disadvantaged

A student identified as economically disadvantaged is defined as one who is eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Program.

Special Education

The percentage of students receiving special education services

Finance & Operations


The Facility Condition Assessment score is a measure of the physical condition of a building, based on the cost to repair the aged and broken systems of the building (HVAC, roof, windows, etc.).  The higher the score, the better the condition of the building.


An Educational Suitability Assessment score is a measure of how well a campus/building supports current teaching and learning methods. It includes components such as health and safety, technology, natural light, and athletic and play areas, etc.

Count of Portables

The number of portables at a given campus.

Deficiency 2020

A deficiency is an aged or broken system of the building, such as a leaky roof, failing HVAC unit, old plumbing fixtures, etc.

Bond 2017

The amount of 2017 Bond dollars allocated to the listed campus

Transportation Annual Cost

Transportation annual costs are based on the Texas Education Agency cost per mile that are reported by Dec. 1 every year. Cost per mile includes all cost to provide the service: labor, fuel, maintenance, etc. 


The Facility Master Plan outlines the current status and future use of district facilities, guides the development of future capital improvements, and supports planning for future bond elections. It is a living document that is reviewed and updated on a recommended cycle. 

2020 Projected Enrollment 

The number of students the district projects will attend each school in the 2020–21 school year. Enrollment projections are based on data from the Austin ISD 2018–19 Demographic Report such as shifts in demographics, changes in housing availability and affordability, and historic transfers in to and out of each school. 

Human Capital

Novice Teachers

Percentage of new teachers during the 2017–18 school year who have 0–2 years of reported experience

Effective Teachers

Percentage of teachers rated effective or better based on annual 2017–18 Professional Pathway for Teachers evaluation scores

Customer Service

Percentage based on district’s annual family survey administered each spring to parents and guardians of all AISD students

Campus Climate

TELL Good Place to Work and Learn score based on responses to district’s annual campus staff climate survey administered each spring to all campus staff