AUSTIN, Texas—The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce today announced recipients of its District Awards for Educational Excellence. The award winners will be recognized on Nov. 14 at the State of Education at the Hilton Austin.
“Every day, educators across the Austin region are helping our children prepare for a successful future," said Chamber Vice Chair, Education, Nikki Graham. "Our community of job creators strives to help in this critical undertaking by collaborating with school districts and institutions of higher learning to help our students prepare for college and careers and by honoring all the good work our counselors and administrators do. We look forward to an exciting event where we can offer our gratitude to the educational community across the region.”
Awards were determined by data submitted by individual campuses.
District Awards for Educational Excellence
Highest ApplyTexas Submission Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus: Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville High School, Hutto High School, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, KIPP Austin Collegiate
Highest FAFSA Submission Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus: Pflugerville High School, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Highest Financial Aid Saturdays Attendance for a High School Campus: Hutto High School
Highest Senior Survey Participation Rate by Enrollment for a High School Campus: Round Rock High School, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, LBJ Early College High School
Greatest Improvement in College Readiness for a School District: Hutto ISD
Highest College Readiness Rate for a School District: Round Rock ISD
Greatest Improvement in Direct-to-College Enrollment for a High School Campus: Akins High School, Crockett High School, Garza Independent High School
Greatest Improvement in Direct-to-College Enrollment for a School District: Leander Independent School District
Highest Overall Direct-to-College Enrollment for a High School Campus: Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
The State of Education event will feature discussions about the future of education in Central Texas and how our region can upskill local talent.
What: State of Education
Who: Special Guest Speaker – Roy Spence, Chairman and co-founder, GSD&M and author of the books The Amazing Faith of Texas and It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven By Purpose
Where: Hilton Austin
When: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers
For more information, visit https://www.austinchamber.com/events/state-of-education-talent-for-tomorrows-workforce.