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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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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 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% 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
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
2,214 responses
Average ACT
27
921 responses
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Students

Diversity
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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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.7%

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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AISD has a lot of ups and downs. Personally, I would like to see AISD become more aware of what the students in their system are going through. In my high school especially, a lot of people had issues with mental health, and a lot of children felt like the people they spoke to about their problems didn’t necessarily help them, and often found ways to blame the student talking to them for their own problems when a lot of the time the anxiety they felt came from another student or from the amount of work that was being administered. Additionally, I think that AISD should focus more on the development of the students and their mental health and less on their “minute” policy or their 90% attendance policy because if students had more freedom to help themselves without being constantly concerned about missing class in fear of losing credit, students might do better in school and be able to have the chance to do better in their studies.
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I really like how involved the school district (AISD) is with not just parents and students but with the whole city, they always have very good communication with the city via social media and parents via emails and calls (voice mails). Another thing I love about AISD is that they allow everyone regardless of living in Austin, access to their amazing schools, the process of transferring to one of their schools is very easy, fast and accessible. AISD also has a lot of events around the city to support their students.
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