Austin Academy Front Entrance

Austin Academy for Excellence
1125 Beverly Dr.
Garland, TX 75040

Phone: 972-926-2620
Fax: 972-926-2628
Email: a041@garlandisd.net

Year opened: Originally in 1963, reopened as a magnet in 1987
Enrollment: 900+

School hours

8:50 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.


LaKeisha Rider

Ratings & reports

For the most current ratings and reports, reports and performance planning, visit our school profile page on the district website.

Federal Report Cards


Mission Statement

Austin Academy for Excellence fosters the growth of self-worth and integrity to empower critical thinking and inspire all students to meet the challenges of the future as caring members of a global society. 


Austin Academy was recognized as National Blue Ribbon School more than 20 times since 1993. 

Austin Academy received a rating of A from Texas Education Agency and received 7 distinction designations for the year 2019. 

Austin Academy recieved 7 distinctions in 2019 from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Business and Education Coalition, in conjunction with Just for the Kids, named Austin Academy one of the top middle schools in the state of Texas in 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2009. In each instance, selection was based on student performance over a three year period. Texas Monthly included Austin Academy on its list of the best public schools in Texas in 2006 and 2007.