The Liberal Arts and Science Academy is a community built on ideas, innovation—and an independent spirit. Consistently ranked among the best high schools in Texas and the United States, LASA offers a world-class education, rigorous curriculum and robust hands-on learning opportunities.
LASA creates a challenging yet nurturing environment for students to expand and deepen their understanding as they explore the range of their artistic and intellectual talents—from fine arts and philosophy to robotics and stem cell research.
By recruiting the most academically advanced students from public and private middle schools throughout the city, LASA is a diverse magnet school with scholars from every ZIP code in Austin.
Diversity—in students and ideas—is critical to the academy’s strength and success. Students excel on every level: in the classroom, on advanced placement exams and at state and national competitions such as the Science Olympiad, Siemens-Westinghouse and the Intel Science Fair.
LASA remains among the country’s top-ranked schools for educating the brightest minds, while fostering the next generation of citizens and leaders—thinkers and doers who are prepared to help strengthen their communities and build a better world.
Student & Family Supports
School Based Mental Health Center
Performance | Demographics
2022 STAAR Percent at Approaches Grade Level or above
As required by Senate Bill 1365 (87th Texas Legislature), academic accountability ratings for 2022 were limited to A, B, C, and Not Rated.
2022 Distinction Designations
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Academic Achievement: Reading/ELA
Academic Achievement: Math
Academic Achievement: Science
Academic Achievement: Social Studies
Source: Texas Education Agency