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

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: C

Student Achievement: C

School Progress: C

Closing the Gaps: C

Source: Texas Education Agency

2022-23 Student Demographics