Small Middle School
Small Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)
- Small Middle School's student population of 1,179 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-8|
|Total Students||1,179 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||67 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Small Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School||State Level (TX)|
|Overall School Rank||#1914 out of 7,879 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1||15:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Austin Isd School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Austin Patton Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 982 students
6001 Westcreek Dr
Austin, TX 78749
(512)414-1780 0.3 PK-5 982
- Austin Oak Hill Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 832 students
6101 Patton Ranch Rd
Austin, TX 78735
(512)414-2336 1.2 PK-5 832
- Austin Covington Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 615 students
3700 Convict Hill Rd
Austin, TX 78749
(512)414-3276 1.5 6-8 615
- Austin Sunset Valley Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 533 students
3000 Jones Rd
Austin, TX 78745
(512)414-2392 2.0 PK-5 533
Two years in and our overall experience at Small has been overwhelmingly positive. The quality of teachers is high. The principal is focused on building relationships with students and creating an individualized middle school experience for each child. He listens to student and parent feedback, communication has improved over the last year and he has implemented many changes during the school day for the kids. The Green Tech Program offers so many elective options for all students. The school is diverse (we are transfers and appreciate this) and my student reports an overall welcoming social atmosphere. Sure, there are "groups" and "cliques" as it is middle school, but he feels that there is something to do - and someone to hang out with - for all students with all different interests.
- Posted by Parent - smallparent
Small is an overall mediocre school except for some of the teachers. My child has been treated with much disprespect from several of the teachers that work at Small.
- Posted by Parent - Anonymous
Small is a typical school in that some of its teachers are good and others are just ok. The school is overcrowded as is everywhere in the Austin area now.The only good thing I can say is that the school seems to have some interesting classes for 6th graders. My son could not get into the robotics class , or the other electives he chose because they have a record number of students this year in 6th grade. He went on the first day of registration and he still was put in classes he did not want. He has adjusted to these classes. The thing he has a hard time adjustinf to is the tight security. There is a constant presence of security officers in the school all day and outside. I thought that was probably a good thing, however when I walked over to pick up my son after he stayed late to take a test he had missed I found it difficult to deal with the security. The doors are locked and you enter and sign in at the office that leads into the school. This is normal enough,but then I went up to see the teacher and the doors to her wing were locked and I had to go back and ask and find a way up to the 3rd floor once again.When I stepped out in front to find my son the teacher had just released I was stopped and questioned again by the security. I felt like I was in jail. Did it give me a safe feeling? If it did,it also made me feel like something terrible had , or was expected to happen at that school. Small is not the school for us and my son wants to move and go back to his other school. I have always felt a very impersonal atmosphere at Small.
- Posted by Parent - catcu
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