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Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 240
Before care: No

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Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller 2

Posted September 08, 2015
- a parent
The teachers at this school, at least the ones that we have had, are excellent. They offer tutoring for struggling students and give more challenging work to advanced students. Unfortunately, the school's administration is abysmal. The principal extended the school day from 8:00 to 3:00 to a longer day of 8:00 to 3:30. The parents were told of this change TWO DAYS BEFORE IT WENT INTO EFFECT, and the teachers were told in July and August when it was too late to apply elsewhere. Now the excellent teachers have to work 80+ more hours over the course of the school year with no additional pay. There is no PTA or parent organization at the school, and the principal will only meet with parents individually during school hours, so she has not received feedback regarding the short notice and extension of the school's instructional day. Additionally, the secretary has informed parents that they must drive a car to pick up their children. The principal has told pedestrian parents to go to the office, but the secretary has told parents there, "You have to have a car to get your kid." The school is adjacent to the pedestrian friendly Mueller neighborhood, and it is a Title I school, so many families do not have cars. This has obviously led to some confrontations. Unless there is better parent involvement and more communication from the administration, this school will not succeed. It is unfortunate that a school with excellent teachers and parents who want to be active is floundering under such poor leadership.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted September 08, 2015
- a parent
The teachers are the only reason we are still enrolled at this school. They are better than many teachers we have experienced at other schools.

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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted September 08, 2015
- a parent
The homework may be appropriate for struggling students, but it is repetitive "busy work" for many students. Additionally, older students who do not complete their nightly homework must serve lunch detention.

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Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted September 08, 2015
- a parent
The school leaders, including the principal and her staff, do not demonstrate these qualities, but the teachers do.

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Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
1504 East 51st Street, Austin, TX  78723
(512) 371-8933
Last modified Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller is a Charter school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top