I'm a student of travis ranch, so I know first hand what it is like. I'm a straight A honors student and have never had a problem with the school. Travis ranch is the kind of school that rreally cracks down on bullying and the problems in that area are very few, but the math department is really weak. Here is a list of whats weak and what is strong sci.=super strong Lang. Arts=strong Math=super weak Social studies= strong they also have these for middle school elections. Tech music art home Ec ( font know if I spelled that correctly) Computer sci.
This school is falling like a lead balloon. There are a group of teachers using the privacy of their classrooms and the captive audience of young children to promote their personal political feminist agenda. If you have boys, then you have two choices. Do nothing and let them fall behind or fight for an equal education. You'll have to fight the teachers, principal and the superintendent. Keep a log of facts because they will do their best to cover it up.
My son is happy at Travis. I am thrilled with their science department. The writing instruction is barely adequate. He wrote more in 5th grade. The math instruction is subpar. I tutor him every night. To quote him regarding the math videos he is required to watch, "The videos teach it better than the teacher."
My son is a Junior in High School and my daughter is a 7th grader at Travis Ranch MS. We have been thrilled will the academics at Travis. Both children have been in honors math and language arts/social studies. Travis Ranch MS prepares the children well for high school. My son was well prepared to take honors and AP classes and excel in them. Great administration.
It speaks volumes about the priorities and heart of this school when a teacher passes away and they choose to inform parents only by the monthly e-mail newsletter more than a week later and as third billing after their achievement of being a Distinguished School and reminders about state testing.
Having had children attend schools in two other states plus one other district in California, I can attest that this is the most satisfactory teaching environment that we have yet found. The classes are challenging, the homework is substantial, and the honors classes deal with timely topics that get the kids thinking about things that they have not before considered. I am certain our 8th grader will be well prepared for high school next year after his experience at Travis. He also has had the chance to be involved in interesting and fun music and extracurricular activities.
This is a great Middle School under great leadership, all staff are caring individuals that work together to help students to achieve their highest academic potential. I can certainly state ,that my children attended 7 years in this school ,and these years were the most happy of their school years. They had great opportunities to thrive in the areas of academic,art, music, technology, and social activies, but yes, I do agree, not in foreign languages. This is a great well balanced school, My last child graduated this year, and this school will own our most treasured good memories
My daughter started as a kinder gartener this year . She is doing great . She hasn't complained about anything . Her Teachers are great . They are very supportive and approachable .I am happy that she is going there .
Forthe most part the middle school teachers have advanced degrees, especially in science and math. They do have limited foreign language teachers, thus limits the number of children that can be enrolled. Parent participation is very competitive, but keeps the adminstration and staff on the ball. Music program has declined over the years. Overall the teachers are dedicated professionals who are enthusatic to teach.
Considering the quality of education in CA compared to the schools back East where we're from, I'd say Travis is doing a fairly good job with the students. My son is an average student and the course-work there is extremely accelerated, as dictated by the CA School Board, which, accordingly to most teachers I've spoken with, hasn't a clue what reality is. But Travis has a wonderful middle-school guidance counselor and teachers who do care enough to help students out when they need it (i.s., staying after class and helping before school). The students at the school are very homogenous, which has its good and bad points - if you want your child to meet children from different walks of life, it won't happen at Travis. Overall I'd say for a school in the state of CA, it's as good as you'll find.
Travis ranch is a good elementary school. The teachers are hands-on and the academic program is one of the best.
Travis Ranch was a great help for our shy, ADD 3rd grader. He has come out of his shell and thrived. The attention given to his ADD though the IEP was great. The teachers are excellent and caring.
I think that travis ranch has a good achedimic program but is not keen on my needs. This school does not have a good challenge level and the rules are rediculous (literaly). The teachers give attitude but the district is a good area. Hope that helped!
I really like this program, the staff, and the students seem very happy.
Have toured the school and I am impressed, but have not yet enrolled my children as I am moving to the area in a month.
I have a third grader and a kindergartener at Travis Ranch School. My children have had difficulties with the academics at this school. When I noticed the trouble I brought it to the attention of my childrens teachers and together we took action to solve the situation. When the situation did not improve I decided to retain both my children. The procees of retaining both of my childen and have them repeat kindergarten and third grade was easy. I met with the prinicipal, the school pshycologist, and their respective teachers. Everyone was in agreement to retain. My children are much happier and doing well in shcool. My kindergartener also participated in the speech program at Travis Ranch School. Her speech has improve with the help of the speech pathologist. Mr. Mauzey and Mrs DeSpensa, the school's Principal and Vice Principal have a great staff and faculty.
Travis Ranch is an excellent school for the serious student. It offere many opportunities for involvement, and several extracurricular activites to choose from. Many middle school teachers have their masters in education. They offer curriculums that appeal to diverse styles of learning. Parents of students with special education needs might have to be persistent to obtain the assistance the law guarantees. The school strongly urges all parents to stay involved. Overall the school receives my endorsement.
Our first year at Travis Middle School. Great classes offered compared to other schools in district. Like that most teachers are accessible via email. Large student body, need more supervision at lunch. My child has been harrassed by other students at lunch and no one around to report this too.
Travis Ranch, for the most part, is a very good school. My daughter started first grade at Travis and now is in the 8th grade and my son is in fifth. It's a K through 8th grade school with over 1700 students. In my opinion that is one of the draw backs, way too many kids. It's hard to manage that many kids during 'free' time like lunch, recess and PE. This school always seems to be asking for your money; fundraisers-PTA-Class Trips-Classroom Supplies even charging for chair seating to watch your own kids performance in the Gym. Positive side, alot of super teachers that enjoy what they do and tons of parents who volunteer in the classrooms which all our kids benefit from. I'd give this school a 3.75 of 5 overall.
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