KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Austin Vista Middle School

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY 6-8
Founded
Founded 2012
Teachers
Teachers 18
Students
Students 312

KIPP Austin Vista Middle School believes all students can achieve transformative outcomes by developing strong academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits. Through a curriculum that highlights reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking, students will cultivate the academic skills necessary for college readiness. Individualized supports provided within the classroom combined with opportunities outside the classroom encourage students to develop their intellectual habits, interests, and passions. Students will grow in character as they navigate adolescence in a supportive and disciplined atmosphere, becoming advocates for their individual well-being and contributors to the community. Each student’s path will be different, but all students will leave KIPP Austin Vista Middle School on the path to college and a life of choice.

Jamie Holley

Jamie Holley

School Leader

"We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jamie Holley is the school leader at KIPP Austin Vista Middle School and KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters. Prior to serving in the role of school leader, she was an assistant principal for four years and a 5th-grade teacher for five years. During her five years of teaching, she served as the grade level chair for two years. She first joined the Arts & Letters team in 2009 as a founding teacher when the school welcomed its first class of students.

Before joining KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters, Ms. Holley lived overseas teaching English to college students in Asia. Jamie received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. Jamie enjoys spending time with her dog Lizzie, watching A&M football, reading great books, and connecting with family and friends. She is a proud native Austinite and enjoys exploring her hometown.

KIPP Austin Vista Middle School Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.