Pillow Elementary School, located in north Austin, opened in 1969 and was named for Dorinda Josephine Pillow, who taught in Austin for 47 years. Pillow Elementary is part of the Anderson family of schools, which focuses on world languages and cultures. First- through fifth-graders are exposed to Spanish, German, French and Latin at each grade level as part of the school’s focus on world cultures.

In addition to a rich basic curriculum, Pillow Elementary offers a variety of enrichment programs and after-school activities for a wide range of student interests. As part of the Wild About Reading program, the school community collects thousands of books to distribute to students for continued reading throughout the summer. The school’s Eco-Action Team of students, staff and community members work on ecology-related projects with such topics as healthy living, energy, biodiversity and recycling. Students are encouraged to participate in physical activities outside of class such as Marathon Kids, the Austin Association for Physical Education and Recreation's Cross Country Run, and the Jr. Dillo Run.

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Signature Programs

Certified Academic Language Therapist
Creative Learning Initiative
Foreign Language Experience
Dual Language: Spanish
Social and Emotional Learning

Student & Family Supports

After-school Programming—Tuition-based
Breakfast in the Classroom
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: B

Student Achievement: Not Rated: SB 1365

School Progress: A

Closing the Gaps: C

2022 Distinction Designations

Comparative Academic Growth

Source: Texas Education Agency

2022-23 Student Demographics