PEASE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1106 RIO GRANDE ST
AUSTIN, TX 78701
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Phone: 512-414-4428
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Austin Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 35.7
  • Number Students: 250
  • Number Teachers: 23
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5354
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Mr Matthew Nelson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (45 ratings)
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    School Reviews (35 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-30
    "Pease is an Austin treasure. Its small size, diversity, and history make it unique. As a small school, Pease has a real sense of community. There are only two classes per grade level, so all the children know one another. Pease is one of the schools participating in the school district's social and emotional learning program, which helps promote problem-solving, responsible decision-making and social awareness. Academically, there is a focus on the students as individuals; teachers frequently customize reading assignments, spelling lists and math problems to challenge each student. Whether they are organizing writing camps, devising science experiments, introducing a classical guitar program, or creating a Shakespeare program for fifth graders, teachers and staff are constantly looking for new ways to go beyond the basics and inspire students."
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    Posted 2013-10-22
    "Pease is an amazing school. We transferred our child here after a not-so-great experience at another school, and the difference was clear right away. Our child has never been bored at Pease. The teachers really tailor instruction to each child's needs. I have never in 3 years heard of any, and I mean ANY bullying at Pease, which I think is amazing. It's an incredibly nurturing and supportive environment. Lots of things make Pease special: the small class sizes, the great teachers, the high level of parent involvement. But I think the principal deserves most of the credit. Her door is always open. She really understands parents and kids. She's caring, flexible, creative, and incredibly hardworking, and she knows everything that goes on in the school and knows each child by name. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-08
    "I LOVE the fact that this is the oldest operating elementary school in the state of Texas. Theres a lot of history here and a lot of wonderful alumni who volunteer their time each school year to make Pease the wonderful environment it is for our kids. That fact, coupled with the small class sizes (2 classes of just 20 students each per grade) makes Pease a fantastic place for kids to receive the individual attention they crave at this age to soar well beyond their expectations. My niece and nephew attended Pease (and are now a college junior and senior respectively) and they rave about the school even now, all these years later. I could not think of a better place for my kids to attend elementary school:)!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-04
    "Most people who walk through the doors at Pease comment on what a special place it is. It's small--maybe 260 kids. Its status as an all-transfer school makes the student body one of the most diverse communities I've seen in Austin. Talk about a neighborhood school-- Austin is our neighborhood! The principal is indefatigable; the teachers, administrators, and staff are talented, energetic, kind, and devoted. Some have been there 20 years. Much attention is paid to developing the children's social and emotional development, but the kids know they are there to LEARN! Whether they're learning to read in kinder, writing short stories and poetry in 4th, or interpreting and performing Shakespeare in 5th, the children are constantly being challenged and encouraged to rise to high expectations. It has been a joy to watch my 4th grader blossom and thrive in this nurturing, stimulating environment, and I'm thrilled to see how happy my new kindergartener is to go to school every day. I am so glad we are part of the Pease community."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-02
    "Pease is a great school. It has 2 classes per grade level so your students are able to know everyone in their grade which is a huge plus when it compares to the other schools and has a very diverse population as well. It is the oldest continuously running public school in Texas which alone is a unique feature but then the traditions we have truly make it a remarkable school. We celebrate May Fete every year and the 6th graders who leave get to wrap the May Pole and the kids look forward to this tradition in which they will get to do this one day. Hootenanny is also another great event that we have that celebrates our schools birthday. Fine Arts night is also a great time to come out and enjoy a laid back family night with your kids. The teachers are AMAZING. We are now in second grade and we have had a great experience. The teachers give you the tools you need to help your child grow academically and also encourage the students to do their best. When you have concerns the teachers are very responsive along with the principal to make sure that your child's needs are met. I feel that my daughter has truly excelled under the teachers she has had and will continue to do so."
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