Blackshear Fine Arts Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School located on 11th Street in East Austin, is the first elementary school in Austin ISD devoted to the arts. The school provides a well-rounded educational experience in a safe instructional environment, conducive to positive learning experiences in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect. Each morning, students focus on instructional academic programming, followed by an afternoon in a fine arts strand, which ranges from ballet and music to theater and graphic arts. On Fridays, students participate in clubs with activities that include cycling, yoga and scouts.

The goal of the tight-knit school community is to foster and maintain a peaceful, respectful learning community in which all students will master the competencies of the core curriculum while developing their multiple intelligences. Programs for families encourage parents to be involved in their child's education.

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Signature Programs

Certified Academic Language Therapist

Creative Learning Initiative
Fine Arts
Social and Emotional Learning
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Student & Family Supports

After-school Meals
After-school Programming—Free
Communities in Schools

Performance | Demographics

2022 STAAR Percent at Approaches Grade Level or above

2022 Accountability

As required by Senate Bill 1365 (87th Texas Legislature), academic accountability ratings for 2022 were limited to A, B, C, and Not Rated.

Accountability Rating: A

Student Achievement: C

School Progress: A

Closing the Gaps: C

2022 Distinction Designations

Comparative Academic Growth

Source: Texas Education Agency

2022-23 Student Demographics