This school is amazing! All of the teachers are extremelly nice and helpful. They know exactly how to teach students. This is my 3rd year here and I absolutely love it. We have the top test scores and we have a variety of high school credit classes to choose from. I am in all enriched honors classes and a straight A student. It is kind of hard to keep your grades up as As but it can be done. They also give a lot of homework somedays but its not that hard to keep up if you do what they give you everyday. Do NOT not do your homework because you will fail and it if youre the type of person that turns our work in late I suggest you not do that because it will just pile up and will be extremely hard to catch up again. They also have french and piano and geometry which is good. The administrators are exetremely nice. even though the principal talks a lot shes a sweetheart. She knows everybodies name! The only draw back I have is about the cafeteria and the lockers. The cafeteria is really small and the lockers mostly in 8th grade are messed up and hard to open.Ofher than that, this school prepares you very well if you want to take the IB program!
My sister and I both attended Austin Academy during our middle school years. Both of us were afforded a great number of extra curricular opportunites while also being challenged to maintain strong academic performance. There is a very diverse mix of students at this school which will encourage students to learn about other cultures. The teachers are very dedicated and the facilities are nice.
My daughter got a great education throughout the Garland school district this is a Gifted and Talented school and she is now a teacher!
Good School,and very nice teachers. We are the best school in the district, and if you want to achieve, come to AUSTIN!!!
I think Austin Academy is a great school especially if your child is really smart. I'm Currently in 8th Grade and the only problems i think we have are: 1. Teachers give to much homework- esp in honors 2. Principle leadership is not as good as most other schools, but is still not that bad 3. We are supposed to be the Best in the District but apparently 'Brandenburg' has better Test Scores 4. Bad neighborhood 5. Small Lockers Some good things are: 1. We have one of the best choirs 2. Great Students and nice and slightly strict teachers 3. Great Honors Program
The teachers at Austin really work at educating the whole student. They teach more than just reading and writing. They teach real world applications for the knowledge they impart to the students. The educators want each child to leave with a good education and be ready for high school and life. I am proud of Austin Academy for Excellence. This school has won many education awards.
I went to Austin Academy for 3 years. I'll be going into Garland High School this year. Their Academics are amazing, especially their EH (enriched honors) classes. The teachers have advanced and unique curriculum's. The learning environment is positive and helpful. The choir wins Best in Class, and all Superior ratings at U.I.L. and other competitions. Their Band, Orchestra, Theater, and Art excel as well. And although Dr. Poore does talk a lot, she is a great principal. If you choose Austin Academy, it's impossible to be disappointed.
I love this school. Not only because of the challanges that they offer but because these are some of the most caring people you could meet.
My son went for 3 years and i loved most things about this school. Mrs. Wis (band) is great. My son learned so much. I wish the teachers communication was a bit better but my son got out of Austin what he gave. It is a good school and you will love it.
Austin Academy is one of the top schools in GISD. In response to the parent who said that automatic enrollment of neighborhood kids was a drawback - I disagree. My son is one of those neighborhood kids and by court order, Austin Adademy must take a certain number of neighborhood kids. Personally, I think it enhances the school. Neighborhood kids are placed in a school with higher standards than other GISD middle schools and, in the case of both of my kids, has challenged them to do better.
The education level is high within this school. However, the automatic enrollment for neighborhood kids is the only drawback we see.
This academy is a worthwhile middle school. The student population is warm and friendly, and the teachers all know how to...well... teach. They are strict yet kind, and know how to control their classes. The academic programs are terrific, covering everything you need to know, and more. The extracurricular activities are totally awesome, especially the art program. The EH (enriched honors) art teacher uses the idea of art to explain all concepts of it, a requirement. There are also classes that are called 'explorer classes' in whice before school or after school times are available. Some examples are tai chi, a martial art, robotics, croquet, art studio, etc. Parents love to help out at this wonderful school.
Richland public schools are great and has a great acadimic program and are very safe with in school police. They have a great sports program. VERY RECOMMENDED!!!!
This school is awesome! Dr. Poore is wonderful and does a great job in balancing discipline and fun. My daughter comes home with a smile everyday for the most part. I feel Dr. Poore wants the kids to have opinions and personalities. It's nice for someone to value creativity within the individual.
even though you must test to get in it is a great oppurtunity for your child to try my child has gone from here to become a part of the top of her class at harvard university for law I also recommen Hillside Academy for Excellence for elementry school and Garland High School for High School going to these will help the impact of education on your childs life. in closing Austin is a terrific school ps the principal has been there forever! her name is Dr.Poore if your kid has her then congrats cause she rocks you should join speech and stuco! my kid was prasident of her class! OK well that's all
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