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.
This feeder pattern represents the path students take as they advance to high school. Each child's exact path is determined by his or her home address. To find out where your child will attend, click on the school finder below the feeder pattern.
Student & Family Supports
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School Mental Health Centers
Performance | Demographics
2019 STAAR Passing Rates
Note: STAAR was cancelled in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19.
In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency, TEA labeled all campuses Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019-20 school year.
Source: Texas Education Agency