News from Dr. Cruz: Nowhere Else in Austin

Team AISD,

Selecting a school is one of the most important choices a family can make. 

Jan. 24–30 was National School Choice Week, and we want the world to know that AISD provides a menu of choices found nowhere else in Austin.

AISD’s advanced academics prepare students for college and career, and our focus on the whole child gives students the skills necessary to succeed in life. As the largest school district in Central Texas, AISD has the infrastructure and resources to offer robust academics, athletics and fine arts programs. 

Our students’ SAT scores exceed the state and national averages. The vast majority of AISD schools met and exceeded the standards of the state’s accountability system. In fact, 73 of our schools earned a total of 220 academic distinction designations. And our students continue to outperform their peers on the Nation's Report Card, ranking among the top in math and reading. 

These successes are due in part to giving students choice. By supporting different learning styles, interests and needs, the varied choices at AISD engage students in their education and help them thrive. 

Paul Cruz, Ph.D.
Superintendent