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PK-5
Public district
Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 422
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2200 Berkeley Avenue
Austin, TX 78745

(512) 414-2067
(512) 441-6006
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March 08, 2015
I have two kids at Cunningham - one is in kindergarten and the other is in 2nd grade. Both kids love the school and feel appropriately challenged by their teachers and course work. Both kids have been identified as above grade level in multiple subjects and I have been impressed by the opportunities they have been given to stretch themselves. I feel the leadership and communication have been strong. We will not likely be able to continue at the school because of skyrocketing rents in the area which have pushed many families like ours out to areas surrounding Austin, which I'm sure has much to do with the decline in enrollment. Our family has been pleased with Cunningham.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2014
We moved from out of state last year and I admittedly had my doubts about our neighborhood school, Cunningham Elementary, based on the Great Schools rating. I did like that they offered dual-language, however, so I contacted the office and arranged for a tour. The Principal, Ms. Lloyd, gave us more than an hour of her time to show us around and answer our questions. Every staff member that we have had contact with has shown equal pride and dedication to the students and the school. I was still hesitant that the coursework would cater to the lowest students in the class, but they are broken up into groups so my son is challenged and given the opportunity to work at a higher level. I think the fact that it is an under-enrolled school makes class sizes more manageable for individual attention. It has also given him the opportunity to take a leadership role in his class to develop socially as well as academically. The art program is incredible, we just had a phenomenal musical, I love the community garden and as we wrap up the first half of our first full year at Cunningham, we are very happy to be part of the Cunningham community. It's a great little school and only getting better!

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2014
I'm so sorry this parent feels negatively about our wonderful little school. I'm the proud principal and love our students, teachers and families! We have such great learning happening. Cunningham has 4 initiatives supporting academics - Green; SEL/Social Emotional Learning; Dual Language; and Creative. We're launching a new framework as the FIRST MicroSociety school in Austin! Visited, tweeted & Facebook posted by State Rep Donna Howard. While there is always room for improvement, we're strong. Yes, we did lose some very good teachers - one is an AP, one a Tchr Mentor, one an SEL Coach, all in AISD. So, we grow teachers well at Cunningham! A current teacher is featured in a new book, American Teacher Heroes in the Classroom. And, yup, we're Green to the core, winning COA awards! We're an Ashoka Changemaker School, one of two schools in TX and just received our display banner. Learning is more than test scores. Many schools shrink in numbers, including ours. Families across Austin choose schools for various reasons. I hope that all families find the best school for their kids. We'll continue to build on our strengths. And, I'll continue to better my communication. Go Cobras!

- submitted by a community member

January 07, 2014
I am wondering as a parent what schools are these children coming from, to say we have leadership from our principal? There is a HUGE lack of communication from Mrs. Lloyd. If you look over the last 2 school years, (18 months) Cunningham has lost at least 15 teachers (meaning teachers CHOOSING to leave Cunningham), and over the last 3 years we have lost over 180 students. This is public information, look it up yourself and see the numbers. Green shcool? Yes, but, what happen to educating our children academically before we teach them how to grow a carrot? Shame on A.I.S.D. for not looking at our numbers, and seeing teachers and students dropping like flies, or is it because we just had a facelift ( in 2010) and can't afford to close our school due to the money taxpayers just put into it. Shame on me as well, as a parent for still allowing my child to still be involved with a failing school, that cares more about becoming "GREEN" and not preforming well with academics. I ask you to look at public records to see these numbers yourself.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2014
Cunningham Elementary is on a quiet street called Berkeley Ave. With an active Principal, Counselor and some really great teachers I'm very happy with academics over all and the many programs there. The 5th Grade Ted Talks were a big hit with students and parents! S.E.L, PEAS FARM, FITTEST FAMILY CONTEST and many upcoming exciting projects like large Art Murals, Rain Gardens through out our campus are up and coming on our School grounds. The Office of Sustainability has given us 2 grants for being the brightest green school. Our Micro-Society After School Program will soon be added to our school curriculum which will give children the opportunity to learn their academics in a "real world" setting with banks, businesses, government and more! It is hard to believe how many people do not even know our school exists. I'm so glad our children are students there!

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2014
This school is great! Excellent leadership from the principal, good teachers, my son has been thriving.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
There are many great teachers at this school! They have been growing their environmental programs for years now. The community farm on campus is an awesome resource for the classes and the entire community. The outdoor classroom is a certified wildlife habitat.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
I recently moved to the neighborhood and found a wonderful school tucked away in South Austin. There are lots of great teachers willing to go the extra mile for the students. I was surprised by all of the community events: Art Night, Family Movie Night, PEAS Farm, MicroSociety, College Night, Literacy Night, Fall Carnival, Math Night, and Bicycle Rodeo just to name a few. I have noticed that people tend to have a view of the school that's stuck in the 1980's and are missing all of the exciting opportunities this school has to offer. Great schools are developed through community support and this school is doing a great job reaching out.

- submitted by a community member

May 15, 2013
Campus is always covered in trash. The one time it wasn't was when they had the kids take a morning off from their work to clean it. I am very disappointed in many aspects of this school, but that is because my child got a bad teacher there. There are definitely good teachers at Cunnningham, but you will never get an honest representation of the school from the princial or administrative staff. They try to create programs to make the school appear successful (P.E.A.S., Microsociety, et al) but the academics are mediocre and geared for low-functioning kids. I would highly recommmend getting on the wait-list now for the charter school across the street, Edan Park Academy.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2013
Cunningham is a fantastic school with bright, dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal. The special programs (art, music, PEAS farm, gifted program, PTA, etc) are excellent. I was worried about my daughter being ignored because she's very bright, but she is constantly challenged without leaving other kids behind. Each child is given the attention she needs and the teachers are there to help at every turn. We feel very lucky to be in the Cunningham district and look forward to our future here.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2011
Our daughter has attended Cunningham for 1st and 2nd grade and we are looking forward to 3rd grade. The teachers and staff are dedicated to the students. When our daughter began 1st grade she was behind in her reading level. With the help of her teacher and the reading specialist, she ended the year above level in reading.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2011
Cunningham may be a school that works well for most children, but it is not one that challenges children who may be a little ahead of the learning curve. The teachers are not trained tore recognize or are not willing to accept that children may be more gifted than they are used to seeing. As a school that teaches to the masses, they do a wonderful job. For the outlyers, they fail miserably. I am concerned about the length of time that the teachers have been there. We brought up some legitimate concerns regarding behavor issues, and bullying, and my child was told by his teacher that he was imagining it. Whether this is true or not is irrelevant, as children should feel safe when bringing up issues with thier teachers. I am very unhappy with the way parental concerns are handled at a parent teacher level. I am waiting to hear back from the principal regarding this to see how this is handled.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 24, 2010
Cunningham Elementary is a wonderful place to be/work. Simply put, we are a family. We support each other. We care about each other, and we do all that we can to help our students be successful in school and in life. We care about our community, and we care about the environment. We are a "green campus" that tries to compost, recycle (including old batteries) and give to those in need, even though we don't have as much as some schools might. We are doing our best and we have Cobra Pride! Cunningham's the very best-yessssssss!

- submitted by a teacher

May 04, 2010
This school has excellant teachers. All the administration and teachers are more than willing to answer questions and help where they are able. Very friendly

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 26, 2010
I love Cunningham Elementary school because of all the staff and students. We are always working with one another for our students because they are our number one priority. We have started working on our courtyard since last year and we have made so much progress with the kids and parents help. They take pride in helping out to beautify our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 26, 2010
Cunningham has a real sense of community. Many parents and grandparents participate in all kinds of school activities including volunteer opportunities. The students take a lot of pride in their school.

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2010
Excellent school. Skilled and loving teachers. Great involvement from the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 24, 2010
Cunningham's faculty and staff have become very community oriented. They have involved parents and even neighbors in restoring the campus courtyard, a garden, recycling and other green projects.The children are learning to care for the world while striving for high academic achievements as well.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
February 09, 2010
My son has attended Cunningham for 1st and 2nd grades. His teachers have been very helpful and are flat out terrific. My son needs speech therapy and has been getting the help he needs with that and extra help with reading which goes hand and hand with his speech disorder. Thanks teachers and therapist for your help.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2009
My daughter attended preK this past year and will now be in kinder for the 09-10 school year, The teachers were great this year, alot of parent involvment and a sense of community is very present at the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 02, 2007
My oldest child has attended Cunningham since 2003 an finished her last year this past year and she has had great teachers and intervention when needed. My child would not have been able to achieve what she has if it were not for a school that cares. The parents are also great! All my child have attened Cunningham and will complete their eduction here. Way to go Cunningham !

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2006
great school and super teachers!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2005
Mi hijo is in third grade bilingual class. He is very happy and we like the education he is getting.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2005
I think the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2005
My children are currently enrolled at Cunningham. I have had a very good experience there for the last 4 yrs. The parental involvement is wonderful and the teachers and principals have really helped my children achieve and maintain A+-B grades... Very happy here

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2004
I volunteer in my child's classroom and work with my child every day with their struggles and successes. Parents are the biggest influence in the success of a student. Sometimes we are too quick to blame others like the school or teachers. Teachers and schools are just doing what they are asked to do by AISD and the State of Texas. Be a major part of your child's education.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2003
I agree totally with the comments on the TAKS test. My son was a 3rd grader last year. I truly think the school has the best intentions. However, they push too hard for TAKS and not the overall knowledge for the children. These kids are counting on our teachers to provide them with the best education avaiable. They aren't 18 yet, they don't know to further educate themselves. We as parents, teachers and colleagues, we must stay on top of this! Let's all work together to provide the best education...the TAKS test will come with that.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2003
I believe that Cunningham is only focused on the TAKS test and not on the development of students. This year our children were rushed to learn the TAKS information only. Student were peer pressured and bribed to pass the TAKS test so that the school/teachers would rate high. You know that something is wrong when a student is on the A/B honor roll all year and will fell because the student can't pass the TAKS reading test. You have to ask how the students are being graded. Example of the fact that this TAKS test is being crammed down students throats is that a child has failed to pass the TAKS test 3 times in a row; so the child is taken out of class and put into a special reading classes 3 times a week, as well as 3 times a week with an after school tutor. The child still has to make-up the missed work in which puts extra pressure on the student. The student is excused from all spelling test due to the special reading class. Now ask yourself is this how our children should be taught? By the time 3rd grade is over students should know their multiplication tables through 12, well not this year. The main subjects were barely touched on due to the TAKS test and Cunningham s poor ratings. What will become of the next generation? Our children s education is no joke!

- submitted by a community member

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Cunningham Elementary School
2200 Berkeley Avenue, Austin, TX  78745
(512) 414-2067
Last modified Cunningham Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cunningham Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top