Austin Middle School

1514 Avenue N 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 761-3500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 494 students 12 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

98%
62%
76%
100%
60%
79%
98%
56%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Galveston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
64%
77%
98%
68%
79%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Galveston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
64%
75%
85%
61%
67%
87%
58%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Galveston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
75%
83%
98%
71%
79%
88%
62%
71%
78%
53%
62%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Galveston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
68%
81%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Galveston Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Austin Middle School is a public middle school in Galveston. The principal of Austin Middle School is CATHY VANNESS, who can be contacted at cathy_vanness@GISD.org. 494 students go to Austin Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 7% of the Austin Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 494 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 50% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Austin Middle School is 12:1. Scott Collegiate Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 48% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 27%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 74%
Limited English proficiency 7% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 76% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school. I am very pleased with the way the teachers teach and interact with the students in class and if they fall behind or do not get it then on their one on one time.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child goes there to early college high school and he just loves it. He wakes up every morning excited about going to school. I am very pleased with Austin and the staff is wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was lucky enough to teach at this school last year! The teachers there truly care about their students and the faculty works together to ensure that all students are treated fairly and receive quality instruction. Way to go Austin!

  • (8 years ago)

    Austin Middle School is wonderful. It has quality teachers and great academics. Every student is cared about no matter his or her race intelligence or background. This school makes the best of what it has and is a fantastic learning environment.

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