by Ken Lund
Austin Independent School District
Following the motto of “A Universe of Opportunity for Every Child,” Austin Independent School District embraces the wealth of cultural diversity within its 113 campuses. Demographic information for Austin ISD notes a culturally as well as economically diverse student population with a large number of students speaking languages other than English.
Austin ISD student population includes 82,541 students on 113 campuses, consisting of 78 Elementary Schools, 17 Middle Schools, 12 High Schools, and 6 Special Campuses. The district offers several advanced academic magnet programs available to students at the secondary level. The Kealing Magnet School focuses on Math, Science, and Liberal Arts. The Humanities and Law Magnet for International Studies emphasizes Humanities and Law. The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) offers