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Austin ISD Pre-K offers a nurturing, challenging environment to help children develop the skills they need to succeed throughout their academic career. Pre-K years are a period of rapid growth for a child, and the key concepts they develop in the Pre-K classroom directly correlate to their future academic success.

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The Austin ISD Pre-K Eligibility Screener is now open for families interested in Fall 2022. The screener will be evaluated by the district in the spring of 2022 to determine non-tuition or tuition based eligibility.  

If you have any further questions, please contact our registrar, Julie Salazar, at or (512) 414-7155.

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This free Austin ISD Pre-K program serves children who turn 4 by September 1 of the current school year AND:

  • have limited English proficiency;

  • qualify for free and reduced-cost lunch;

  • a child of an active military parent;

  • a child of a parent who was injured or killed during active military duty;

  • who have been in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services;

  • who are homeless;

  • OR are the child of a person who received the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical first responder.

For questions about Pre-K, please email or call (512) 414-PreK.


When registering your child, please bring the following:

  • Proof of birth

  • Up-to-date immunization record

  • Current proof of income

  • Current proof of residence

  • Parent/guardian picture ID

Note: Non-tuition Pre-K students may be required to submit a separate Pre-K application in April and provide 2 months worth of proof of income.

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