Lively Middle School, located on historic South Congress Avenue and just down the street from the Texas Capitol, serves approximately 1,000 students. Lively was founded in 1886 and has been in its current location since 1911. Lively is proud of its rich history of educating Austin’s children. Our mission, “To provide educational opportunities that inspire global thinking and social responsibility,” is met through diverse course offerings and rich extracurricular activities.

The Lively Humanities and Law Magnet for International Studies offers advanced academic programming that provides engaging coursework and that both challenges and supports students. The three strands of humanities, law and international studies provide the basis for a wide array of unique academic and award-winning fine arts electives that are found exclusively at Lively. Magnet students enroll in specialized language arts and social studies courses, where they enjoy accelerated, crosscurricular project-based learning.

In the 2014–15 school year, Lively began offering dual-language courses to our sixth-grade students to support the district's dual-language programming that has been in place in elementary schools. Our Dual Language Program provides students the ability to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural through high-level cognitive instructional practice.


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Signature Programs

Student & Family Supports

After-school Meals
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students
School Mental Health Centers

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