Students enrolled 773
School leader DEBRA STANDISH
Transportation options Yes
District Austin Independent School District
After school Yes

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12207 Brigadoon Lane
Austin, TX 78727

(512) 414-4484
(512) 832-1458
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4 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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September 03, 2014
My son attended Summitt Elementary last year and we were very disappointed. There are wonderful families at Summitt and we still have friends who attend there, but I have to say that the school is mediocre at best. The problem seems to stem from a lack of strong leadership and imagination. There is no strong vision for the school, and the learning environment is not exciting nor engaging. In our experience, the leadership is also slow to respond or unresponsive when parents bring up concerns. We moved to a new school this year, and my child is much happier and finally excited about school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
Nice school with an open layout. The vertical team is amazing and the teachers we have had are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2011
This school has many wonderful community events from Soaring Skyward, Multicultural Days, Parades, New Year Shows, Lantern Festivals, Talent Shows and much much more! Your children will get a wide variety of cultures and the teachers here TRULY care for their students! Can't wait until school starts again!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2011
I have two children at this school and every day they come home excited about what they are doing in class and telling me all about what they have learned. The administration and the teachers put a lot of effort into building traditions that the children can look forward too while still keeping things fresh and exciting. I have been very impressed with the coumminity involvement and the personal investment of the teachers. We are very proud to be raising two Summitt Eagles!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
my 1st grader has had a wonderful time there.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2010
We have been very happy at Summitt. The teachers are wonderful! Great school!!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
Summitt is a such a wonderful place! I have loved working here and love the environment. The teachers are very helpful, caring, cooperative and absolutely amazing at what they do. We have a beautiful school and very positive and happy students! Can't wait until my little boy can start Kinder here! He is going to love it!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2009
Our parents are VERY involved at Summitt Elementary, and our teachers and staff ROCK!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Summitt has a great staff who work extremely well together!!

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
It is a great place to work, learn and play while we all grow together.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 19, 2009
It is a fantastic place to work, to learn and to grow into the best person possible.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
Summitt is an awesome school! The kids rock and the teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Everyone is so helpful, and friendly!!!! You can't go wrong working there--everyone is made to feel valued and important. I've been teaching over 25 years and I've never felt this cherished-both by administration and parents!

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
Summitt School staff always puts students first. Summitt treats all students equally. Summitt is a melting pot of cultures who are learning to live together in harmony.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
Great teachers; Vietnamese bi-lingual center

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
While the parent involvement was high - the teachers we had seemd to only worry about the children getting 'just enough' to get them to the next grade. Nothing to challenge the children which was very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2009
This is an amazing school. I always belived that parent involvement makes or breaks a school and these parents are really involved! My kids are reallly happy too!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
My child is happy at Summitt and his teachers have been great. He does very well in school. However, I really dislike the principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
I have two daughters who both started in Kindergarten. One is in 1st grade and the other is in 3rd grade. We have been extremely satisfied with all of the teachers and the overal quality of the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
My son just finished his first year at Summitt. He had a fantastic 1st grade teacher. She communicated with us very effectively and responded well to his needs. She was very open about letting parents help in the classroom. He enjoyed the music, art, and PE 'specials.' The library and librarian is wonderful! It has been a very supportive environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
So far we have been very happy at Summitt. The staff and faculty really care about the children, and there is a tremendous amount of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
Summitt has been a big disappointment. Communication with the parents isn't consistent, phone calls from the principal, counselor, etc. are sometimes never returned or days afterwards. Good luck here if your child isn't an A low maintenance child -

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
The TAKS drills are a waste of time for Gifted kids that should be doing something more challenging.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 03, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2005
Very good academically. Pleased with all my children have learned while attending. Parent involvement is both encouraged as well as greatly appreciated. Many excellent teachers with many years of experience. I feel my children have received a great start to their education.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2004
Summitt is a terrific school with a very dedicated staff. It is considered by most teachers to be a 'destination school' in AISD, meaning that teachers want to go there and very rarely leave voluntarily to teach elsewhere. I know of several very good teachers who were offered positions at highly desirable schools, but they stayed at Summitt even if it meant changing grade levels. My point is that a happy staff means an enthusiatic staff, and the teachers at Summitt relfect that in their teaching. Another outstanding event Summitt hosts every year is 'Soaring Skyward Day', a day of learning and fun that culminates a school-wide science unit about the principles of flight. There are hot air balloons, helicopters, homemade rockets, kites, and much more. The kids love it, and they learn a lot, too. I am very happy to have my kids at Summitt!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
Summitt is the only elementary school in Texas that has a foreign exchange program with an elementary school in Germany. The Summitt-Schenkendorf exchange has been in existance for over ten years. It is a fabulous way for the kids to learn about the larger world community. This program is open to 3rd - 5th grades. Children must write an essay to be accepted and then create a special project for the school when they return. This is an excellent program for gifted and special needs children alike. I can think of no better school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2004
There are countless opportunities for Parents to participate in the education of their children at Summitt. Many parents volunteer in the classrooms, assisting with reading, math, science etc on a regular basis or chaperoning field trips or assisting with the wide variety of great special events throughout the year. There is a Gifted and Talented program as well as opportunities for students of all levels to 'stretch' their abilities. I do feel that more attention/training could be given to teachers on meeting the needs of students with special needs. However, the teachers and staff I have encountered at Summitt have been thoughtful, creative and receptive educators.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
There is no challenge for the brighter students, they are told to help the slower students. In spite of the mild weather in Austin, recess is frequently cancelled and kids spend their time in front of a TV. Every holiday is celebrated with parents competing to buy their kids friends with much too much sugar. There is no attempt to regulate this. Second graders spend the entire month between Thanksgiving and Christmas coloring and other non-academic activities. In the three years my daughter was there, she had only one good teacher and the woman is now retired. Parents, like students are encouraged to work for free but not in any meaningful capacity. They can be lunch monitors (the acoustics in the cafeteria are so terrible that neither students nor staff can stand it in there) or they can staple papers together that no one ever reads.

- submitted by a parent
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Summitt Elementary School
12207 Brigadoon Lane, Austin, TX  78727
(512) 414-4484
Last modified Summitt Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Summitt Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top