Our school opened its doors in 1962 and was named after Mary Ellen Cunningham, a kind and caring teacher in Central Texas during the late 1800s, retiring from Austin ISD in 1942. Cunningham has a rich history of academic success and community involvement. Our building has grown with additions and updates over the decades as the neighborhood and student needs increased. We remodeled the school during the 2011-12 school year. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in our beautiful newly updated building in 2012-13! Our school became the first Microsociety school in Austin, TX in 2013-14. Long live Cunningham!
School & Austin ISD Goals
- All students will perform at or above grade level.
- Achievement gaps among all student groups will be eliminated.
- All students will graduate ready for college, career, and life in a globally competitive economy.
- All schools will met or exceed state accountability standards, and the district will meet federal standards and exceed state standards.