Overview

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.

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Performance | Demographics

2019 STAAR Passing Rates

Note: STAAR was cancelled in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. In both 2020 and 2021, TEA labeled all campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster. As a result, this website will continue to display 2019 STAAR Passing Rates until 2022 STAAR Passing Rates are available from the TEA.

2021 Accountability

In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency, TEA labeled all campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2020-21 school year.

Source: Texas Education Agency

2021-22 Student Demographics