Forest Trail Elementary
1203 Loop 360, Austin, 78746
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:30pm
TEA Met Standard School
U. S. Blue Ribbon School
Texas Successful Schools Award for Outstanding Performance
Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll
Forest Trail is a K-5 campus that strives to promote a healthy sense of self worth and a desire to help others while providing a strong academic foundation. At Forest Trail, the mission in working with children is guided by 12 belief statements that address learning, children’s needs, staff development and cooperation. Forest Trail has been recognized at both national and state levels. The school’s comprehensive instructional program includes Music, Art and Physical Education in addition to core instruction. Special Education and Gifted and Talented classes as well as reading and math intervention are available to qualifying students.
The Library Media Center is an integral part of the instructional program, promoting life long learning and information literacy. Programs bring notable authors of children’s books and performers of children’s plays to visit FTE students. Students also are encouraged to participate in both reading and writing programs at the state and national levels. Instructional technology also serves as an integral tool to the Forest Trail curriculum. K-5 1:1 iPad distribution began during the 2012-13 school year.
FTE serves approximately 600 students residing in the central part of the district. The school was built in 1985 and received upgrades in 2001, 2008, 2012 and 2014 using bond funds.