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Williams Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 552 students

Our school has a positive, nurturing space for ALL students to grow and learn.

 
 
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Posted October 18, 2013

Williams Elementary has been my family's home away from home for the past 12 years. The administrators, teachers, staff, and volunteers make Williams the caring school it is today. The events and community envolvment over the years have left warm memories for my children to look back on in their lives and charish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

This school is terrible to say the least! It's dirty there is no helpful staff, the receptionist is rude and uneducated. The school dose t look appealing and the staff communication is non existent this is my daughters first year here and I wish I could change schools I have no faith in this school or its staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Terrible teachers and administration. This is a disadvantaged neighborhood and the quality of the school is very important for our kids to have a chance in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

My children will be attending their second school year at Williams late August. And let me tell you that their first year there was AMAZING. The staff and teachers over exceeded my expectations. I feel proud and blessed to have had tge experience i did with them. They expect so much of the children but expect a lot more of themselves to help the kids reach beyond expectations. I am really excited for this coming school year and i am hoping that the next teachers are at least half as good as mrs. Deason and mrs. Gould!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

This school is ecxellent!!! The theacher's are great. I love the treat to childrens with any disabilities. Realy is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

This is the first year my child is attending Williams. It is horrible. No communication to the parents. There are things that happen that the school does not inform all the children's parents in the class about. The PTA does nothing. Useless. I really want a refund. The kindergarten classes are in portables and have to walk in the rain to go do anything. I have given it time and talked and tried to resolve issues but it seems they want to hide issues and not have the parents involved. At this point if I could I would just move out of this school district. I am tired of fighting just to keep my daughter in a safe, stable atmosphere. I feel defeated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Williams Elementary is the most unorganized school I have ever seen. Most of the classrooms don't have full walls from the other classes which makes consentrating very difficult. Williams has also cut out recess (except on Friday). For a full year, they have failed to clean vandalized playground equipment, the kids can play on it when the paint dries. My son had a substitute off and on for 50% of the year due to teacher training (your own time please!). The new principal even offered to just change my son's grades when I brought her my son's poorly and non-visable Xerox copy homework for the week. This school and everyone in it should be ashamed of themselves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

'A caring administration, dedicated staff and loving parents supporting one goal, to help children reach their potential as positive contributors to society, healthy risk takers, compassionate friends and their LOVE for learning. Williams takes PRIDE in their Wildcats!!'
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2009

This is my daughter's first year at Williams and we have been extremely disappointed with the lack of field trips and special day celebrations. My daughter constantly complains of being bored in this school, and the lunch schedule is at a ridiculously early time for some of the kids i.e. second breakfast time, and way too late for others i.e. close to time to be dismissed from school for the day. I am looking forward to finding a different school which will match our needs far better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

I work with every school region in the State of Texas and am 5 generations of Austinites. I have a choice of what schools my children (I have 5) can attend and Williams is the elementary that I have chosen for all 5 of my children. 3 have gone through and 2 are currently at the school. It is a great school and I cannot stress how much it has improved since they brought on a new Principal that really cares for not only the students, but the facility and parents as well. She has made it be known to everyone involved with the school what needs to be improved on to make this school one of the top in Texas and has received rave reviews for her efforts. They are definitely on their way to the top. Kuddos to you Williams for your outstanding choice on your new Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

My daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease this past March. Her body can't digest anything with wheat and/or flour in it. I have told the school and they have been very supportive and have accomadating my child with her special diet. Not only can she not eat certain foods, she can't play with playdo, glitter, certain markers and certain crayons. If she does play with those items she cannot touch her hands to her mouth. My daughter missed alot of school and the teachers and the staff was awesome when it came to my daughters needs. Thanks to Mrs. Perez (1st grade) and the staff at Williams Elem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

My 2 children have attended Williams Elementary for the past years and we have truly enjoyed our time there. With both a special needs child and an above average child, the hard working staff has the expertise and knowledge as diverse as our needs. I have also been involved with the PTA and have gotten to know the inner workings of the school and have to say that it is superb. Not only do the teachers, staff, and parents work hard as a team to make things happen, but they do it with heart. They desire to make the school a place for our children to create a strong foundation to build their future on. I truly believe in this school and its ongoing success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

The first two days of school for my child were rough. Her teacher was very rude to my child and I thought my child was just telling me she was mean. Until I heard her yelling at my child. I soon went to the office and we were able to switch teachers very quickly. Thanks to the principle and the staff the move was quick and painless. Thanks to them. And my child loves her new teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

My child is in his last year at Williams Elementary. Over the past 4 years Ive watched it change and grow with the addition of a new principle. She is wonderful and clearly expresses as well as shows an interest in the success of each child there. The teachers themselves are to be commended. It takes a special person to want to be a teacher and you have that at Williams. I would however like to comment that I would hope in the future that more African-American teachers are offered positions at Williams Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

We love williams! Both my daughters just love going to school there. The teachers are woderful! The office staff is alright! Its really improved alot in the last year with their new principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2006

I think Williams is a wonderful school. Everytime I have lunch with my son I see several parents there with their children too. The parent involvement is great. The teachers welcome always have time for our questions and concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

School seems over-crowded, and portable buildings in the back seem to prove this statement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

Williams Elementary is a very large elementary with an even larger student population. While they do have some nice services such as a staff speech therapist, occupational therapist, and diagnostician, the students themselves seem lost in the massive size. Additionally, the quality of the teachers varies greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

I just want to share with everyone what a wonderful special education program Williams has! Thank you to the teachers who devoted so many hours, hugs, smiles, and brainstorming sessions with us this past year! Not only are the Sp. Ed. teachers great, but my child was placed in a reg. ed. class part of the day and that teacher was just as wonderful! The only thing I might recommend is that the student body is counseled on acceptance of children with disabilities and how to become a friend to them.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students74%
Female62%
Male87%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education29%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students73%
Female68%
Male80%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingual100%

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingual100%

Writing

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education56%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education67%
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingual60%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education40%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented57%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 52%
White 13% 29%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 22%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • JOAN BERTINO
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (512) 292-3041

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • AVID
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Environmental
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • GenAustin
  • Sustainable Food
  • Kid's Hope Mentoring
  • PALS Crockett H S
  • Tutorial Saturdays Bowie H S
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Prime time sports
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Prime Time after school prog.
  • Special olympics
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend classes w/ parent support speci.
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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An AISD magnet
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500 Mairo Street
Austin, TX 78748
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Phone: (512) 414-2525

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