Clint Small Middle School (CSMS) is located in the heart of Southwest Austin, serving grades 6-8 since 1999, and is the home to the first AISD Green Tech Program.
The school is named for Charles Clinton Small, Jr., who served on the AISD Board of Trustees from 1960-68. Clint Small was a successful attorney with a local, family practice. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School, then attended Amarillo Junior College and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received business and law degrees. Clint Small also dedicated much of his life to community service, with particular focus on supporting education for the children of Austin. He passed away in 1997.
The CSMS campus has innovative course offerings in both environmental studies and career and technology education (CTE), including a strong Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) program using the National Pre-Engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (Gateway to Technology) and EcoRise Design Innovation curriculum.
Our team includes highly qualified and certified teachers in science, technology, math, and a Master Teacher for PLTW. There is something for every student, from the advanced learner who wants to earn high school credit in our early high school/college start advanced learner track to the unique learner who wants to focus on technology or environmental sciences strands. All students who complete the coursework earn endorsements in Tech, Green or STEM at the end of the 8th grade year.
Small Middle School has a 1.2 to 1 student computer ratio in 8th grade, a Project-Based Learning technology curriculum focus, and a standards-based grading system aligned to technology literacy and communication standards for the 21st century learner. Full programs in the Fine Arts and Athletics offer our AISD students a well-rounded education focused on development of the whole child.