The Austin Independent School District is the fifth-largest school district in Texas, and serves approximately 83,000 students at 130 schools. We are a diverse, urban district that is making great progress in student academic achievement. A study commissioned by the Austin Chamber of Commerce concluded "Austin's public schools are comparable, if not superior to, the benchmarked cities of Denver, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham and Seattle." Unlike many urban school districts in the U.S. today, AISD has a richly diverse student community. It includes children from all economic levels and all kinds of backgrounds. Also unlike many other urban school districts, AISD enjoys widespread community support. We also support families that represent more than 94 languages, and we teach seven languages other than English in our schools, including Chinese, Japanese, and American Sign Language.

Sixty percent of our students are Hispanic, 26 percent are white (not of Hispanic origin), 8 percent are black (not of Hispanic origin) and 3 percent are Asian/Pacific Islander. More than 52 percent our students come from low-income families, and 25 percent enter our schools as English Language Learners.

The Austin School District understands that parents want choice. That's why we offer a variety of instructional programs devoted to your child's unique needs, talents, and interests. Committed to preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century, we invite you to discover the specialized programs of our magnet schools and focus academies.

Thank you for choosing AISD.

  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
  • Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy
  • Early College High School at Crockett, Eastside Memorial, Lanier, LBJ, Reagan and Travis high schools
  • Entrepreneurship Program at Crockett High School
  • Fine Arts Academy at Lamar and Covington Middle Schools
  • Fulmore Middle School Humanities & Law Magnet for International Studies
  • Garza Independence High School
  • Global Studies Program at Austin High School
  • Green Tech Academy at Small Middle School
  • Gus Garcia Young Men's Leardership Academy
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at Murchison Middle School
  • International Baccalaureate Program at Anderson High School
  • International High School at Eastside Memorial
  • Kealing Middle School Magnet Program
  • Lanier High School Health Sciences Institute
  • Liberal Arts and Science Academy
  • McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy
  • Travis High School Institute of Hospitality & Culinary Arts