Welcome Back to Wayside!

July 28th - School is officially back in session, and we couldn't be more thrilled to see our new and returning students arrive on campus! Here's to the start of another successful school year!

ATTENTION INCOMING PARENTS: Please note that policy has recently changed regarding Social Security Number printouts. 
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APPLY TODAY for the 2014-15 School Year

Wayside Schools is a premier tuition-free college preparatory charter school district serving South Austin. Our proven Elementary Academy System and Secondary Preparatory model consistently produce schools that rank amongst the best public schools in Central Texas. Our core belief is that all students deserve an excellent, rigorous, college preparatory public education. 

Wayside Schools exists to prepare College Ready, Community Engaged, Global Citizens. 
The 2014-15 application for admission window for all Wayside Schools campuses is open. Don't Miss Out, APPLY HERE!

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District Facts 
Year Founded: 1998
School District Type:
Free Public Charter School District
School District Name:
Wayside Schools 
South/Southeast Austin Area Campuses:
Eden Park Academy (Pk-6th)
REAL Learning Academy (Pk-5th) 
Sci-Tech Preparatory (7th-11th) 
Accredited By
Texas Education Agency
Texas State Board of Education 
Grades Served: Pk-11th 
(Adding a grade a year until serving through 12th) 
Total Number of Students: 1400
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:20/22 
Teacher Qualifications:
Highly Qualified (NCLB/ESEA)
SBEC Certified  
TEA District Academic Rating:
2012-2013 - Met Standard* 
2011-2012 - Exemplary
2010-2011 - Exemplary
2009-2010 - Exemplary
2008-2009 - Exemplary 
* for the 2012-13 school year the TEA rating system changed. Met Standard is the highest ranking a school can receive. For full detail on our academic ranking click here