Kiker was constructed in 1992. The school is named for Bernice Kiker, one of the first female principals in Austin Independent School District. She was born in Dublin, Texas, but she lived in Austin for most of her life until she moved to Gloucester, Virginia in 1992. Bernice Kiker was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her M.A. from Colorado State College.
Following 21 years of teaching in 1943, she was was appointed Assistant Principal of Travis Heights Elementary School in Austin; she served as principal of the school from 1947 until her retirement in 1970. Bernice Kiker died at the age of 91 on May 28, 1995.
Kiker’s Performance Reports
Texas Education Agency (TEA) annually creates the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) which contain a wide variety of performance data and informaiton about districts and schools. Prior to 2012-2013 school year the TAPR were known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports.
House Bill 5 requires that each school district assign ratings of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, Unacceptable or Not Applicable for each campus on overall performance as well as on nine factors relating to community and student engagement (fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parental involvement, 21st Century Workforce Development programs, second language acquisition programs, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies, educational programs for gifted and talented students, and compliance with statutory reporting requirements). View the full report here
2013-1014 STAAR Test Performance
(Of the Kiker Students who took the STAAR)
met the standard on Reading
met the standard on Math
met the standard on Writing