Renaissance Academy

Private, Islamic, PK, KG-12

 14401 Owen Tech Blvd
       Austin, TX  78728


 (512) 252-2277




Student/Teacher Ratio:  9.8
Number of students:  191

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
67.0%
Not Specified:
22.5%
African American:
6.3%

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by a parent
Monday, May 7, 2012

Open Quote This is the most disgusting excuse for a school that I have ever seen. They had an excellent principal, but they fired him because he wouldn't allow the grades of the board members' children to be changed. They replaced him with an incompetent and psychotic woman who makes the atmosphere of the whole school seem like a dungeon or a prison. They always either fire or drive away all the excellent teachers and retain or attract all the bad teachers or destitute people who are desperate for a job. They pay the teachers as if they are living in India and working so hard just to earn a few measley rupees. They do not pay a fair and just wage, yet they extract an extraordinary amount of work from the teachers. The way they teach Islam and Arabic makes the students have absolutely no interest in either. The board members run the school as if it is in a third world country. They think that they can harass and threaten the teachers to improve their children's grades. To prevent the impending mass flight of students from this school, they are trying to withhold transcripts and make it extremely difficult for students to leave. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Open Quote I'm getting out of here next school year, Insha-Allah. I came to learn about the true morals of Islam such as: unity, cooperation, equality, etc., and got just the opposite. All the drama going around just sickens me. This school is no different than any other school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 30, 2012

Open Quote The practices adopted by the board in this school are far from Islamic. Teachers are harrased by board members if their children get a B grade. The principle who helped get this school accredicted was kicked out because he objected to these practices of the board members and he stood up for the teachers. The current principle along with the board members have little respect for parent opinion and have stated openly at parent-board meetings that this is a private school and if parents have any issues they can remove thier children and go else where. There is no diversity on the board, all board members being Indian Hedrabadi's who feel they can run the school like its run in a third world country. The school bleeds teachers all the time because what good teacher would like to teach in such an intimidating enviroment. The level of education past the elementary school is poor because qualified teachers like to be respected and allowed to teach as they feel is in the best intrest of the students. The current principle shouts at the children in the school wings and dispences punishments like picking up trash around the school with the child unsupervised. I cant wait for this school year to be over and take my children out of this morally currupt, poor excuse of an institution. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Open Quote This is a sorry excuse for a college prep school and also an Islamic school. Used to be the best school in Austin when Principal Malley was there. Now that they replaced him, the school has gone down the drain. It is so sad to see this happen to our school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Open Quote This school is run by conceited board members. All the board members are Indian. None of them are in the educated field. And they all have kids in the school......Which causes a big problem due to conflict of interest. They refuse to bring someone on their BOARD group who actually knows what education is about. There is no checks and balances. They openly say they can do whatever they want regardless of what parents and students think.

Just because the new principals office is clean and that she is responding to parents (who are actually also board members) doesn't mean a single thing.

My 4th grader was having a great time fixing all the grammar and spelling mistakes this new principal (who used to be only a English teacher) was making in her emails that she sends out. Makes me think on what kind of an English teacher she really was........

It is not a clean office that decides what kind of a leader you are. It is the person that you are. Malley was a great role model for the students. He did not have time to think about the clutter in his office because he was always too busy thinking about the students. His concern was not interior design and he did not waste time thinking that purple looked good in his room :) His concern was making his students love Islam and live Islam.

All the awards and acknowledgments so far has been the result of Malley's work. This school used to be known nation-wide for its excellence. But now, people are hating it.

So sad to see a great school crumble just because it is in the hands of WRONG people. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Open Quote I think the school meets the basic requirement for Muslims in Austin than any other schools, if you want your kids to go and mingle in other school, you know better what happens, we see the news how its ends up in such upbringing, There is always possibility to improve..
Instead of being together and building up the future of our kids some people are just too biased for not entertaining them, this is why our ummah is not progressing and our community is going bad..
If you are serious about your kids, you will not let them waste their time and destroy their career and akirah..

JazakAllah Khair,
Caring Parents Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Open Quote Poor academics? I think you've overlooked the number of awards they have won at regional fairs.

Kudos to Principal Kayed for bringing the school back on track and bringing discipline and order, not only in students, but in the administration as well.

Some parents don't have logical thinking..it is a school-board that runs a school. The parents send their children out of their own choice. There is a reason we all chose Renaissance Academy for our children - Excellent Academics & Islamic Values under one roof.

The school underperformed in the Admistration function...and the new principal is cleaning up the old mess left behind. She actually has a super-clean office, unlike earlier. She gives timely responses to emails, unlike earlier. SHe expects parents, teachers and students to adhere to rules of the school. Those who had got used to not being questioned or disciplined are now feeling uncomfortable. I think a better place for people with low expectations of day-to-day admistration and discipline would be a public school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Open Quote This school used to be nice but has become corrupt. The board has basically taken over the school. The board runs the school and don't care about what the parents have to say. The school has poor academics. Hardly any teachers stays for more than a year. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Renaissance Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 20 0 150 1 0 0 0 36 207
2012 7 14 153 2 0 0 0 44 220
2014 6 12 128 2 0 0 0 43 191

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Student/Teacher Ratio Renaissance Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 207 23.8 7.1 n/a
2012 220 18.0 9.7 n/a
2014 191 15.0 9.8 n/a

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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