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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (1 response)
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Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted December 08, 2015
- a parent
The teachers are generally high quality and caring. Unfortunately, they're limited in their capacities by an incompetent administration.

Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted December 08, 2015
- a parent
Since when is 45 minutes of homework for a first grader developmentally appropriate, especially when it has no educational value and is just "busywork?" Homework eats up family time and forces our young children to stay up later, which compromises their sleep and effects their academics because they're exhausted the next day. This amount of homework runs completely counter to what the NEA and multiple research studies and educational experts recommend. The administration is not interested in listening to the experts, though.


Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted December 08, 2015
- a parent
No. All this school does is develop frustration and fear in their punitive discipline policies.

Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted December 08, 2015
- a parent
The school administration doesn't respect parents. How can they be expected to develop respect in our students?

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.


Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
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.

Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
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.

Vista Academy Of Austin-Mueller
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 14 reviews. Top