Kara Mathes

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  • Welcome to Austin Elementary School!

    It is an honor to be the principal of a school with an amazing legacy of almost 60 years serving students in Ennis ISD. This is my first year at Austin and I am excited about the opportunities this year will bring to our school community.

    At Austin Elementary, we are committed to educating the WHOLE Child! We are committed to ensuring your child is learning and progressing in all academic areas. We are also dedicated to ensuring that your child is flourishing socially and emotionally in an engaging, learning environment. We want every child to feel safe, loved, and valued as they walk the halls of our building.

    At Austin, we see our families as educational partners and we are looking forward to working with you this school year. The collaborative nature of our school staff and their focus on keeping students first is an integral component of how the Lion Pride Way is demonstrated at Austin Elementary. 

    We are looking forward to a positive and productive school year!

    Putting Kids First,


    Kara Mathes, Principal