Spicewood

Spicewood Panther
IB Primary Years Programme

Spicewood Elementary
11601 Olson Drive
Austin, Texas 78750

Phone: 512-428-3600
Fax: 512-428-3690
Principal, Jiae Kim

Hours: 7:40 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Colors: Red, White & Blue
Mascot: Panthers
Grades: K-5

Feeder Pattern

Each student’s feeder pattern is determined by his or her home address. To find out which schools your student will attend, use our Interactive School Boundaries Map.

What happens at our school?

Students learn how to ask challenging questions, think critically, develop research skills and apply them within a global context. We encourage students to think independently and drive their own learning, growing themselves as open-minded, reflective inquirers.

We put kids first

Our community of educators support and guide students as they discover the approaches to learning needed for academic and personal success. We aim to make a positive change in the world by growing hearts and minds through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection.

Students will have access to:

  • Multi-linguistic and intercultural curriculum
  • Global engagement
  • Cross-integrated lessons
  • Integrated technology
  • Exposure to college and career choices
  • Flexible and collaborative learning spaces
  • Outdoor learning spaces
  • Individualized learning
  • Service learning
Mission

By developing the PYP essential elements – concepts, skills, attitudes, knowledge and action –  we will cultivate metacognitive and critical thinking skills through a rigorous and engaging curriculum and learning environment. This will prepare students to navigate, innovate, and solve problems to flourish within a changing world.

By modeling growth mindset and acknowledging each other as capable individuals, we will empower students to reflect on their learning, behavior, and relationships in order to take purposeful action.

By building a sense of personal and shared responsibility while nurturing meaningful relationships, we will foster international-mindedness. We will instill a commitment to the global community by embracing intercultural appreciation and understanding that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Vision

Spicewood aspires to be a caring community of innovative, globally minded citizens who take action.

History

Spicewood opened its doors to students in September 1974.

Enrollment

Accountability Rating

Met Standard

Distinction Designations

Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
Academic Achievement in Mathematics
Academic Achievement in Science
Top 25 Percent: Student Progress
Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps
Postsecondary Readiness

2016-17 STAAR Passing Rates

  • 3rd Grade Reading – 95% 95%
  • 3rd Grade Math – 96% 96%
  • 4th Grade Reading – 97% 97%
  • 4th Grade Math – 97% 97%
  • 4th Grade Writing – 86% 86%
  • 5th Grade Reading – 99% 99%
  • 5th Grade Math – 100% 100%
  • 5th Grade Science – 99% 99%
Performance Indicators
  • School Report Card
  • Campus Improvement Plan
  • Climate Surveys
  • TX Academic Performance Report
  • Adequate Yearly Progress
  • Accountability Summary
  • Distinction Designation Summary
  • HB 5 Performance Ratings
    Performance Indicators website

2016-17 Student Demographics

  • African American – 0.8% 0.8%
  • Hispanic – 12.5% 12.5%
  • White – 49.1% 49.1%
  • Native American – 0.5% 0.5%
  • Asian – 32.6% 32.6%
  • Pacific Islander – 0% 0%
  • Two or more races – 4.5% 4.5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged – 5.7% 5.7%
  • English Language Learners – 5.7% 5.7%

Student Enrollment by program

  • Bilingual/ESL – 5.5% 5.5%
  • Gifted and Talented – 9.7% 9.7%
  • Special Education – 4.2% 4.2%

NOTE: STAAR results, student demographic and enrollment data is pulled from the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). This page is updated generally around mid-November when the data is released by the state. The TAPR includes information from the previous school year.