See how Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD enrollment, salary and demographic trends compare to their peers

Learn about enrollment, teacher and superintendent salaries, English language learners and more in Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD. (Community Impact staff)
Learn about enrollment, teacher and superintendent salaries, English language learners and more in Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD. (Community Impact staff)

Learn about enrollment, teacher and superintendent salaries, English language learners and more in Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD. (Community Impact staff)

Each academic year, the Texas Education Agency compiles enrollment, demographic and salary data for each public school district. The following is the most recent reported information for Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD.


Although Austin ISD’s enrollment has declined for years, the district added 879 students between 2018-19 and 2019-20. However, the district reported Sept. 28 that early 2020-21 numbers show a decline this year of over 5,000 students.

In Dripping Springs ISD enrollment increased 4.9% from 2018-19 to 2019-20.


For the 2019-20 school year, superintendent salaries across the Central Texas range from $195,000 in Dripping Springs ISD to $452,183 in Lake Travis ISD. Other salaries in the area include $206,680 in Del Valle ISD, $250,800 in Hays CISD and $308,887 in Eanes ISD. Eanes ISD has one of the highest average teacher salaries in the area at $56,530, with Round Rock, Lake Travis and Plugerville ISDs all averaging over $55,000. Manor ISD’s average teacher salary is $52,193, lower than the averages for AISD and DSISD.

Staff numbers

Austin ISD is the largest district in Central Texas, followed by Round Rock ISD, which employs 3,531 teachers and 6,609 total employees.

Economically disadvantaged

An economically disadvantaged student is defined as one who is eligible for free or reduced price meals under the national school lunch and child nutrition program.

  • Austin ISD: 52.85% of students are economically disadvantaged

  • Dripping Springs ISD: 9.19% of students are economically disadvantaged

  • State average: 60.24% of students are economically disadvantaged

Special education

  • Austin ISD: 12.93% of students receive special education services

  • Dripping Springs ISD: 11.27% of students receive special education services

  • State average: 10.7% of students receive special education services

English language learners

  • Austin ISD: 28.08% of students are English language learners

  • Dripping Springs ISD: 4.86% of students are English language learners

  • State average: 20.26% of students are English language learners

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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