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Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas. It is also the fastest growing large city in the United States, the second most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona,and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States. As of the U.S. Census Bureau‘s July 1, 2017 estimate, Austin had a population of 950,715 up from 790,491 at the 2010 census.The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,056,405 as of July 1, 2016. Located in Central Texas within the greater Texas Hill Country, it is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado RiverBarton SpringsMcKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long.

In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado River. In 1839, the site was chosen to replace Houston as the capital of the Republic of Texas and was incorporated under the name “Waterloo”. Shortly afterward, the name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas” and the republic’s first secretary of state. The city grew throughout the 19th century and became a center for government and education with the construction of the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin.[9] After a severe lull in economic growth from the Great Depression, Austin resumed its steady development, and by the 1990s it emerged as a center for technology and business.[10] A number of Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in Austin including, 3MAmazon.comApple Inc.CiscoeBayGeneral MotorsGoogleIBMIntelOracle CorporationPaypalTexas Instruments, and Whole Foods Market.[11] Dell‘s worldwide headquarters is located in nearby Round Rock, a suburb of Austin.

Residents of Austin are known as Austinites.[12] They include a diverse mix of government employees, college students, musicians, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and a vibrant LGBTcommunity.[13] The city’s official slogan promotes Austin as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, a reference to the city’s many musicians and live music venues, as well as the long-running PBS TV concert series Austin City Limits.[14][15] The city also adopted “Silicon Hills” as a nickname in the 1990s due to a rapid influx of technology and development companies. In recent years, some Austinites have adopted the unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird“,[16] which refers to the desire to protect small, unique, and local businesses from being overrun by large corporations.[17] In the late 19th century, Austin was known as the “City of the Violet Crown“, because of the colorful glow of light across the hills just after sunset.[18] Even today, many Austin businesses use the term “Violet Crown” in their name. Austin is known as a “clean-air city” for its stringent no-smoking ordinances that apply to all public places and buildings, including restaurants and bars.[19]

U.S. News & World Report named Austin the #1 place to live in the U.S. for 2017 and 2018.[20][21] In 2016, Forbes ranked Austin #1 on its “Cities of the Future” list,[22] then in 2017 placed the city at that same position on its list for the “Next Biggest Boom Town in the U.S.”[23] Also in 2017, Forbes awarded the South River City neighborhood of Austin its #2 ranking for “Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials”.[24] WalletHub named Austin the #6 best place in the country to live for 2017.[25] The FBI ranked Austin as the #2 safest major city in the U.S. for 2012.[26]

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Austin Schools

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512-732-9200
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512-275-6967
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PK-3
512-414-2395
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512-414-2369
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PK-5
512-414-2062
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PK-5
512-414-4406
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512-594-4000
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KG-5
512-414-2327
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PK-5
512-414-2054
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512-841-2700
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512-414-2013
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KG-6
512-841-7100
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512-428-3600
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KG-5
512-428-2800
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KG-5
512-704-0600
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512-732-9120
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512-414-2082
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512-414-2090
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512-841-2400
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512-464-4300
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512-841-9200
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512-570-6500
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512-414-2584
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512-464-5500
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KG-5
512-428-3500
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KG-5
512-414-4477
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PK-5
512-414-4423
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PK-5
512-414-2537
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512-594-5000
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PK-5
512-570-6900
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512-414-4495
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EE-5
512-414-2019
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PK-5
512-674-0700
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KG-6
512-495-9705
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PK-5
512-414-1700
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EE-5
512-414-4488
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EE-5
512-414-2039
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PK-5
512-414-2578
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512-414-1780
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EE-5
512-414-4402
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PK-6
512-414-2047
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512-414-4484
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512-428-2200
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512-414-2318
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EE-5
512-414-4464
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PK-5
512-414-2021
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512-414-2026
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EE-5
512-414-2004
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512-275-6967
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512-414-2395
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512-414-2062
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512-414-3236
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512-414-2369
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512-732-9200
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512-464-8100
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512-414-4406
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512-841-7100
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KG-5
512-583-6967
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4-12
512-646-2800
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512-414-2054
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KG-6
512-594-4000
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KG-5
512-414-3214
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6-8
512-841-2700
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512-414-2327
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512-414-2013
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KG-6
512-428-2800
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512-704-0600
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512-841-8600
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512-428-3600
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512-841-9200
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512-414-2584
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512-732-9120
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512-464-5500
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KG-5
512-414-2090
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512-570-6500
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512-841-2400
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512-464-4300
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KG-5
512-414-2082
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PK-5
512-414-4423
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512-414-2019
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512-414-2537
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512-414-3254
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512-414-3217
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6-8
512-428-3500
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KG-5
512-414-4477
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PK-5
512-594-5000
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PK-5
512-414-3229
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512-674-0700
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KG-6
512-637-6870
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5-8
512-570-6900
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PK-5
512-495-9705
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PK-5
512-841-6700
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512-414-1700
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EE-5
512-414-4495
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EE-5
512-428-2200
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PK-5
512-414-4464
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PK-5
512-464-8100
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6-8
512-414-3236
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6-12
512-414-3214
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6-8
512-583-6967
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512-646-2800
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6-7
512-841-8600
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512-637-6870
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5-8
512-414-3254
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6-8
512-251-5000
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8-12
512-841-6700
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6-8
512-414-3229
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6-8
512-414-3217
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6-8
512-821-1700
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KG-8
512-693-0000
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KG-12
512-501-3640
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5-8
512-570-3700
Public
6-8
512-428-2650
Public
6-8
512-414-3265
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6-8
512-386-3400
Public
6-8
512-220-9120
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7-10
512-841-6800
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6-8
512-594-2200
Public
6-8
512-414-3276
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6-8
512-887-2709
Public
6-7
512-414-3207
Public
6-8
512-835-7900
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KG-7
512-419-1551
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PK-8
512-494-1076
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6-9
512-414-3258
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6-8
512-414-3225
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6-8
512-414-3284
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6-8
512-414-3243
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6-8
512-444-8442
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7-12
512-414-3270
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6-8
512-594-2600
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6-8
512-462-5353
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PK-12
(1) 512 9196443
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KG-8
Not Available
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PK-12
512-414-1700
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6-12
512-414-3617
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PK-12
Not Available
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PK-8
512-499-1700
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3-12
512-854-7077
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7-12
512-440-0613
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8-12
512-414-2554
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6-12
512-414-5247
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9-12
512-414-3236
Public
6-12
512-570-2300
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9-12
512-583-6967
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4-12
512-464-4000
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9-12
512-414-2589
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9-12
512-414-2505
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9-12
512-251-5000
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8-12
512-693-0000
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KG-12
512-637-6870
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9-12
512-414-2519
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9-12
512-464-6300
Public
9-12
512-414-2538
Public
9-12
512-414-2527
Public
9-12
512-594-0800
Public
9-12
512-414-2532
Public
9-12
512-220-9120
Public
7-10
512-414-2523
Public
9-12
512-414-2514
Public
9-12
512-841-9900
Public
9-12
512-494-1076
Public
6-9
512-414-2543
Public
9-12
512-832-0965
Public
9-12
512-444-8442
Public
7-12
512-477-4226
Public
9-12
512-414-5810
Public
9-12
512-414-1700
Public
9-12
512-462-5353
Public
PK-12
512-414-1700
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9-12
Not Available
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9-12
Not Available
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9-12
512-324-0000
Public
9-10
512-414-3617
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PK-12
Not Available
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9-12
512-836-2150
Public
7-12
512-499-1700
Public
3-12
512-854-7077
Public
7-12
512-414-8600
Public
10-12
512-440-0613
Public
8-12
512-414-2554
Public
6-12
512-414-6817
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9-10
512-206-9167
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Not Available
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