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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Austin Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Austin, TX. It has 83,648 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1111 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
Telephone
(512) 414-1700

Austin Independent School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1190
2,133 responses
Average ACT
27
884 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
83,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,226
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,048,370,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,710/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Austin Independent School District Reviews

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Bureaucracy and education are a poor mix. Getting the district to do anything about problems is extremely difficult--even climate control for public school buildings is controlled from downtown Austin. Classrooms frequently run with no A/C or heat. The "college and career counselor" at my school did several presentations on the importance of going to college and the difference between Common App and Apply Texas--never anything on how to actually submit applications, what's important, etc. Administration is ineffective in addressing school problems
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AISD has been serving me since I was just 5 years old until this current senior year. Both of the schools I attended were extraordinary at shaping me and letting me figure out who I am as a person. Cowan helped me build a sturdy base of knowledge that would lead me to be accepted into Ann Richards were I really bloomed and found myself being guided in a direction I never knew was possible. The staff at Ann Richards are nothing less than inspirational. I go in everyday and honestly take for granted the quality education I am receiving. However, I would not be proud of the facilities that we learn, practice and grow in. Our track is falling apart, there are raccoons in the walls, and rats in the ceiling. Learning in this environment, although hilarious at times, is obviously not ideal. I would prefer to have reliable AC and heating during the extreme hot and cold months, but I've just learned to live with it. I'm not even gonna mention the asbestos in the gym flooring.
Austin Independent School District is very organized and will make sure its students receive many opportunities so they can succeed. Although yes, Austin Independent School District does have its downs. For example notifying students late about school cancellations or even having problems with in the schools for the facility being old and not its best to manage 1200 students. It needs to improve the food being given out and there should be money placed to improve student sports and classrooms.