Mathews Elementary is an award-winning, small, downtown school with an outstanding staff, and the most diverse elementary student body in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to educate children with positive attitudes, academic foundations, and a lifelong love of learning. We educate the world!
The attendance borders of Mathews include the Texas State Capitol, the Texas State Cemetery, Austin City Hall, AISD’s central administration building, and the northern side of Lady Bird Lake. This 99-year-old school is the best-kept secret in downtown Austin!
Our 400 students—from preK to 6th grade—represent over 40 countries, 20 languages, and include families from all walks of life. Approximately one-third of our students are transfer students: families go out of their way to have their children attend Mathews. Another third of our students are children of graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mathews serves our broad social, economic, racial, linguistic, and cultural mixture with Bilingual and ESL programs in Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. The special nature of the Mathews student body has attracted a highly committed group of teachers and staff, dedicated to the highest quality education for all students.