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Forest Trail Elementary

Our School

Forest Trail Elementary
1203 S. Capital of Texas Highway,
Austin, Texas 78746

Phone: (512) 732-9160
Attendance: Login to SMARTtag Parent Portal to report an absence

Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 560
School Hours: 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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District: Eanes Independent School District

Principal: Holly Reid*
Assistant Principal: Michael Buthe*
Principal’s Secretary/Registrar: Joseph Perez
Safety Officer: America Bonnet

* Campus Behavior Coordinator

  • TEA Met Standard School
  • U. S. Blue Ribbon School
  • Texas Successful Schools Award for Outstanding Performance
  • Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll
  • Apple Distinguished School
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Forest Trail is a K-5 campus that strives to promote a healthy sense of self-worth and a desire to help others while providing a strong academic foundation. At Forest Trail, the mission of working with children is guided by 12 belief statements that address learning, children’s needs, staff development, and cooperation. Forest Trail has been recognized at both national and state levels and has earned consistently earned the highest rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in state accountability ratings. The school’s comprehensive instructional program includes Music, Art and Physical Education in addition to core instruction. Special Education, Gifted and Talented services are available to qualifying students.

FTE serves approximately 550 students residing in the central part of the district. The school was built in 1985 and upgraded in both 2001 and in 2008.

Our Mission

Forest Trail Elementary School engages, inspires, and empowers each other.  We are a student-centered community that:

  • Engages students, staff, and families in a loving community that promotes kindness, service, and curiosity.

  • Inspires a sense of family and belonging where every stakeholder feels supported, safe, and respected.

  • Empowers students to become lifelong learners and challenges them to reach their full potential by fostering holistic growth in academics and character.

Eanes ISD Mission Statement

Unite. Empower. Inspire...Every Person, Every Day.

We unite our community through respectful relationships, creating a sense of belonging for all. 
We empower students, providing an exemplary education that develops curiosity, creativity, and individual talents. 
We inspire each other to lead purposeful lives of empathy, gratitude, and compassion.