Consuelo Mendez STEM Academy

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Consuelo Herrera Mendez Middle School

C.H. Mendez STEM Academy, serving approximately 600 students in the South Austin neighborhood of Dove Springs, provides students with a unique Project-based Learning Environment focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics designed to develop both academic and career skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century economy.

In addition to a strong STEM preparation, students are immersed in the arts, humanities, and real-world opportunities for service and personal growth. Consuelo Herrera Mendez, the school’s namesake, worked as a teacher for nearly 50 years and was a tireless advocate for Mexican-American rights. Honoring that tradition, the Mendez STEM Academy strives to live up to her legacy by providing students with the foundation they need to enter the global workforce and become contributing members of their community.


Project Based Learning (PBL) prepares students for academic, personal, and career success, and readies young people to rise to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit.