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Austin Can Academy Charter School

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $196,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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Posted April 22, 2009

The staff members at Austin Can! really care about the struggling students in our city. They work hard to give young people with new opportunity to succeed and earn a high school diploma. And it's not just about providing academic assistance; they want to help students and their families with the challenges that they encounter and provide them with the tools to overcome.


Posted November 17, 2008

This is a great school for all kids who have jobs cant focus in long courses.....This school is no different then any other....It offers great oppurtunities.....I would recommended this school...I am a very bright student i just work alot and 6 hours of school is to much....
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

They give teenagers hope and helped me to graduate. Thier very nice people that work there ! class of 2008
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
20%
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 91% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 95% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male77%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%

Math

All Students48%
Female33%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students63%
Female45%
Male75%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female57%
Male88%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
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

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

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
16%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
6%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
6%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
22%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students7%
Female11%
Male2%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education8%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted7%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
Black or African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education0%
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted24%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students7%
Female14%
Male0%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education9%
Limited English proficient (LEP)18%
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted7%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students15%
Female22%
Male8%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Special education8%
Not special education16%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students4%
Female6%
Male2%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Special education0%
Not special education4%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted4%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students23%
Female21%
Male26%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education26%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students3%
Female3%
Male4%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education4%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted3%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Female36%
Male41%
Black or African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
Black or African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education7%
Not special education11%
Limited English proficient (LEP)9%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted10%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students12%
Female7%
Male17%
Black or African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)10%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted12%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 72% 51%
Black 22% 13%
White 4% 31%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 29%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50am
School end time
  • 4:24pm
School Leader's name
  • Frank Oakes
Fax number
  • (512) 931-8034

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Yes
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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2406 Rosewood
Austin, TX 78702
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Phone: (512) 477-4226

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