This month, we’re spotlighting the East 11th Street neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This week we’ll be exploring the schools and employers in and near this neighborhood just East of downtown Austin.
The Elementary school for the East 11th Street neighborhood is Blackshear Elementary. The mascot for Blackshear Elementary is the Yellow Jackets and their colors are Blue and Yellow.
The middle school for the area is Kealing Middle School, which is home to a rigorous magnet program in addition to a standard middle school curriculum. Their mascot is the Hornets and their colors are Crimson and Cream. Kealing serves nearly 1200 students in grades 6-8.
The high school for East 11th Street is Eastside Memorial Green Tech High School, whose mascot is the Panthers. Also, many students who attend Kealing Middle School choose to attend high school at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy, which is located on the Johnson High School campus less than 10 miles Northeast of the East 11th Street neighborhood. Their mascot is the Jaguars.
Due to East 11th Street’s proximity to Downtown, there are tons of employers convenient to the area. There are many public offices located near East 11th Street, such as the Travis County District Clerk and City Hall. The Texas State Capitol Building is also located very nearby and employs many people from legislators down to assistants, especially when the Legislature is in session. There are also lots of jobs to be had at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, from attorney to court reporter.
In the private sector, there are many hotels in the area, including the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown and the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. Large hotels need hundreds of staff to cook meals, clean rooms, greet guests, ferry their luggage, etc.