Austin Academy for Excellence

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Austin Academy for Excellence
Address
1125 Beverly Drive
Garland, Texas, Dallas County, 75040-8126
United States
Coordinates 32°53′51″N 96°36′58″W / 32.89756°N 96.61617°W / 32.89756; -96.61617Coordinates: 32°53′51″N 96°36′58″W / 32.89756°N 96.61617°W / 32.89756; -96.61617
Information
School type Public middle school
Opened 1987[1]
School district Garland ISD
Superintendent Bob Morrison, Ed.D.[2]
Principal Holly Muzzicato[3]
Vice principal Dr Robert Dunbar[3]
Vice principal Robert Quach[3]
Staff 70
Faculty 55
Grades 68
Enrollment 943[4] (2009)
Grade 6 310
Grade 7 310
Grade 8 323
Average class size 21 English
23 foreign language
22 math
23 science
24 social studies[4]
Student to teacher ratio 17.3 (2007)[4]
Language English
Hours in school day 8 [5]
Color(s) Green, Black, and White[1]
              
Mascot Eagle[1]
Website

Austin Academy is a middle school in Garland, Texas. It is part of the Garland Independent School District. It follows the magnet program, most students going to Garland High School to complete the IB Diploma Programme.[citation needed]

Austin Academy was named a 1992-93 National Blue Ribbon School.[6]

In 2013, the school was rated "Meets Standard + 3 Distinctions " by the Texas Education Agency.[7]

Statistics (per 2012)[edit]

The attendance rate for students at the school is 98%, compared with a state average of 96%. 42.5% of the students at Austin are economically disadvantaged, 6.4% enroll in special education, 70.6% enroll in gifted and talent programs, 9.9% enroll in career and technology programs, and 2.9% are considered "limited English proficient."[4]

The ethnic makeup of the school is 31.0% White, non-Hispanic, 39.9% Hispanic, 11.9% African American, 13.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% Native American.[4]

The average class sizes at Austin are 21 students for English, 23 for foreign language, 22 for math, 23 for science, and 24 for social studies.[4]

Teachers at the school carry, on average, 12.9 years of teaching experience and 0% of the teachers on staff are first-year teachers.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Austin Academy for Excellence - School Spirit & History. Retrieved on 8 October 2008
  2. ^ GISD - Leadership. Retrieved on 8 October 2008
  3. ^ a b c Austin Academy for Excellence- Administration. Retrieved on 17 September 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e f g 2007 TEA AEIS Report. Retrieved on 8 October 2008
  5. ^ Austin Academy for Excellence - Schedules. Retrieved on 8 October 2008
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF). Retrieved on 8 October 2008
  7. ^ "2013 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 

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