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Travis High School

Public | 9-12 | 1417 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2011

I don't know what Travis was like in 2005 but it sure seems that it has changed. I'm a freshman at Travis, and I actually really like it! It is not ghetto at all. I was actually afraid it was going to be a bad school, but it is not at all. Also, meeting new people is so easy! I love it there! The teachers really do try to talk to parents, and theyn really care about the students! Once a rebel? ALWAYS A REBEL ! :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2010

It's sad to see that Travis has a three, I currently attend this school and i have for the last two years I can honestly say this school has brought out the best in me, for the first time in so many years I'm on the first Honor Roll and I actually look forward to going to school. I even got a transfer so I didn't have to go to a different school. I'm Proud to say I'm a REBEL(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

I appreciate the way that the separate academies allow the students to focus on the things that interest them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

As a freshman student here in Travis, I think its a very very good school. I love it. The teachers cared about us. There's a lot of after school programs that I can go to. The teachers are really nice too because they give individuals attention.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

Well my child will be graduate in 2009, not so bad school, it's what u make of it!!! Every school has its problems, it all depends on the indivual(student)!!! Go Rebels so keep sending me newsletters!!! Very envolved parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

There are amazing teachers there and a lot of things to do after school. There are some teachers who dont really care or help you. But there are those that care about you and want you to be anything, there are those that are so nice and inspire you, and dont let you put yourself down, and are there to talk to and even get tutoring. It isnt a very diverse school, and there are a lot of bad kids, but to be honest, its a high school, and nothing is perfect. The teachers are my facvourite part of Travis, and its no ones fault that there are unmotivated students there. And I feel that its only improving ever since we got a principal that really is trying to change things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2007

I would not recommend this to any parent who want a good education for their children. To be able to succeed in life schools need to be consistent across the board with education - that is not the case at this school - the bar is lowered very low to accomoodate all. Biggest mistake we ever made was transfering our kid to this school. This was in 2005
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

There is not sufficient parent involement at this school. The teachers are for the most part quality educators. There are a majority of teachers that do not follow instructions, do not know how to spell, do not return phone calls and are arguementative and rude.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 13, 2005

This school is overcrowded and the students get lost in the shuffle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

very good school, comfortable, friendly atmosphere excellent staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2005

Travis is a GREAT school were you can find diversity within all areas.....
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 30, 2005

Travis does not have a very active parent base but they do have a very cohesive, tightknit faculty that know the students well and really care for them. The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

ima student there and im very unimpressed. the school is falling apart every time it rains a piece of the ceiling falls down in the halls. not big enough for how many it has. some teachers dont have a classroom they just roll around there curriculem on wheels from class to class.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

351 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

331 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

253 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

246 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

241 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
20%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
44%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
5%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education37%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talented90%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education32%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students30%
Female30%
Male31%
Black or African American32%
Asian0%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education9%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Gifted/talented87%
Not Gifted28%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students21%
Female25%
Male18%
Black or African American15%
Asian0%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Special education6%
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)4%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted20%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education12%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)5%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students25%
Female26%
Male25%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education0%
Not special education27%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant26%
Gifted/talented64%
Not Gifted22%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students9%
Female17%
Male5%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Special education0%
Not special education10%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant9%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted7%

Geometry

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education71%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students58%
Female51%
Male63%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education42%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted56%

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students52%
Female46%
Male59%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education20%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students52%
Female46%
Male58%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education33%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%
Gifted/talented77%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 52%
Black 10% 13%
White 4% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 21%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • TY DAVIDSON
Fax number
  • (512) 707-0050

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 414-2527

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