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Liberal Arts and Science Academy

This page presents key academic performance metrics for Liberal Arts and Science Academy and where its student academic performance ranks among Austin public high schools.

Best Austin selective enrollment public high schools rank: 1

Academic performance score: 10

In addition to its 2019 top-tier Austin area high schools academic ranking, Liberal Arts and Science Academy is recognized as one of the best selective enrollment high schools in Texas. The ranking methodology used for both the state and metropolitan area best high schools analyses is described on this complete 2019 Austin public high school rankings page. High schools with combined State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and college readiness academic performance indexes ranked in the top ten percent of Texas high schools are awarded an academic performance score of 10, high schools in the next lower, ninth decile receive an academic performance score of 9, and so on.

2018 Texas Education Agency (TEA) scaled STAAR score: 98

As described in the Texas Education Agency 2018 Accountability Manual, the STAAR scaled score is calculated by first adding equal weightings of the percentage of STAAR evaluations on which students’ performance mastered grade level, met grade level and approached grade level, dividing the sum by 3 and rounding it to the nearest whole percentage. The TEA refers to this as the STAAR raw component score. This raw score is then adjusted or “scaled” by using a conversion table to align letter grades and scores of Texas public school districts and campuses.

Liberal Arts and Science Academy's 2018 academic accountability rating is Met Standard, the top campus rating awarded in 2018 by the TEA.

2018 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results

Scaled STAAR component scores 98 97 95 99 100

2017 college readiness indicators

Percentage of students meeting TSI college-ready criteria 98.0% 91.6% 60.0%

The Advance Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) and SAT and ACT college admission tests metrics shown above are the percentage of students meeting college-ready criteria specified in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), a state-legislated program to improve student success in college.

2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists: 32

2016-2017 enrollment

Liberal Arts and Science Academy 1,111  
  Ninth grade 346  
  Tenth grade 256  
  Eleventh grade 263  
  Twelfth grade 246  

2016-2017 teaching staff

Number of students per teacher 17.0
Average years teaching experience 10.6

Campus address and phone number

7309 Lazy Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78724
512 414-5272

Sources: Austin Independent School District, Texas Education Agency and National Merit Scholarship Corporation


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