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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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Points of Pride

Signature Programs

Certified Academic Language Therapist
Fine Arts

Social and Emotional Learning

Creative Learning Initiative

Student & Family Supports

After-school Meals
After-school Programming - Free
Communitities in Schools

Performance | Demographics

2017 STAAR Passing Rates

2017 Accountability

Met Standard

2017 Distinction Designations

Postsecondary Readiness
Student Progress
Closing Performance Gaps
Academic Achievement: Reading/ELA
Academic Achievement: Math
Academic Achievement: Science

Source: Texas Education Agency

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