Wells Branch

Wells Branch Elementary
14650 Merriltown Road
Austin, Texas, 78728

Phone: 512-428-3400
Fax: 512-428-3490
Principal, Belinda Cini

Hours: 7:40 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Colors: Blue & Green
Mascot: Explorers
Grades: PreK-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 Arts Integration Academy?

Arts integration is an approach to learning in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through art. Together with our campus Dual Language program, which provides students the opportunity to engage multi-language curriculum, students experience the creative process in a way that meets their own unique cultural, social, emotional and intellectual needs.

Our culture

The Wells Branch learning community is a safe and caring environment that cultivates the academic, artistic, social, and emotional development of all our members.

We put kids first

Our students make connections, creatively and culturally. Each day our students demonstrate a deeper understanding of the world around them, engage in inquiry and improve problem-solving skills.

Students will have access to:

  • Fine Arts integrated instruction
  • Violins
  • Enhanced arts instruction
  • Dual Language program
  • Real world problem solving
  • Engaging community partnerships
  • Collaborative work experiences
  • Expressive abstract concepts
  • Extended-day enrichment
  • Integrated technology
  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts
  • Exposure to college and career choices
  • Dance studio
  • Keyboard lab
  • Black box theater
  • Individualized learning

2015-16 STAAR Passing Rates

  • 3rd Grade Reading – 77% 77%
  • 3rd Grade Math – 68% 68%
  • 4th Grade Reading – 74% 74%
  • 4th Grade Math – 71% 71%
  • 4th Grade Writing – 68% 68%
  • 5th Grade Reading – 75% 75%
  • 5th Grade Math – 74% 74%
  • 5th Grade Science – 56% 56%
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

2015-16 Student Demographics

  • African American – 16.7% 16.7%
  • Hispanic – 44.1% 44.1%
  • White – 23.2% 23.2%
  • Native American – 0.6% 0.6%
  • Asian – 9.0% 9.0%
  • Pacific Islander – 0% 0%
  • Two or more races – 6.3% 6.3%

Student Enrollment by program

  • Bilingual/ESL – 27.8% 27.8%
  • Economically Disadvantaged – 55.2% 55.2%
  • English Language Learners – 18.6% 18.6%
  • Gifted and Talented – 3.8% 3.8%
  • Special Education – 6.7% 6.7%

Enrollment

2016 Accountability Rating

Met Standard
Mission
The Wells Branch Learning Community will provide a safe and caring environment for the academic, artistic, social, and emotional development of all members. We will foster the talents and abilities of our community through an integrated academic and arts curriculum.
Vision
Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy students will become creative problem-solvers who work collaboratively to better their communities.
History
Wells Branch opened its doors to students in August 1985.