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Houston, TX
Students enrolled: 757

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3311 Beauchamp Street
Houston, TX 77009

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(713) 802-4790
(713) 802-4795
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April 20, 2014
Having come from the near by Feild Elementry we couldn't wait for our daughter to start at Travis. The staff is amazing, we moved to the hights specifically so she could attend Travis. It was the best thing we could have done. All around its an amazing environment. And I will say, her teacher Kathrine Stremple, has and continues to go above and beyond. We are SO greatful for her. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone! Go Travis tigers!

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May 30, 2013
This is a fantastic place for kids to learn across the board. A very visible and effective administration that is very approachable. Teachers that absolutely work their tails off for the kids. A parent community that takes its responsibility very seriously and works hard to make Travis a great place to learn for all of the kids. The campus is beautiful and they have one of the best gardens of any school in the city.

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May 22, 2012
Our daughter entered 2nd grade, new to Travis (after living in another state). We researched the school and had high expectations. Travis has met those expectations. Second grade teacher Mrs. Weaver is amazing. She is engaged, focused, organized, and a terrific motivator. The principal, Ms. Walker, likewise seems focused and engaged with the students, parents, and program. I don't know about this "two tiered" system. The fact is, our child has been receiving a solid education throughout the year. She has homework every week, and good projects. Meanwhile, the school itself is beautiful, with a restored historic building combined with a new addition. Each class has a garden. There is a great "Spark Park." Parents are engaged and supportive. There are also strong after-school options for the children. All in all, we feel lucky that our child has attended Travis and can recommend it unconditionally.

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December 02, 2011
Travis is an awesome place that has nurtured and cared for our son. I am disturbed by some of the other parent reviews, as I have certainly never experienced the "two school" issue. We are magnet transfers to Travis and put much thought, consideration, and prayer into our decision about where to put our son in school. Travis has exceeded our expectations.

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September 26, 2011
Very average scores for awhile now, despite a vanguard program. Is it the teachers, cirriculum ? ROE, Oak Forest score higher, test much better all around for all students. Parental involvement is good at Travis, lots of spirit, really nice families; some teachers are excellent others are. not.

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July 12, 2011
It is shocking and disturbing how 2 schools are operating under one roof. The Vanguard Program looks very much like a "private" school, receiving opportunities to participate in extra field trips, be mentors for younger grades, participate in academic and dramatic district-wide contests, while the regular classrooms are neglected. The teachers at this school are wonderful but the system here is extremely dysfunctional. The dysfunction carries over to the students by about the third grade, when they begin realizing the differences in the two programs. Animosity builds and the entire culture is affected in a very negative way.

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October 12, 2010
Travis is a wonderful Title I School that serves a diverse community near downtown Houston. Our daughter is thriving there!

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December 14, 2009
We love Travis! The principal, teachers and administration are wonderful and really care about the children. The community and parents are very supportive. It's been a great experience for us and our child!

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September 26, 2009
If you have a Vanguard child and you don't mind raising that child with a view of a 'Haves and Have Not' world, then you are in the right place. There is a distinct line between those kids deemed 'gifted' and those in the neighborhood classes. They are not treated equally...pray your child passes the HISD 'gifted' test.

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September 17, 2009
Travis is an inner-city school that is flourishing. Great teacher, fantastic administration and involved parents. The perfect trifecta! Oh yeah, and students who are engaged.

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September 16, 2009
Wonderful faculty, supportive administration. Great environment for our kids!

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August 09, 2008
This school is great! My son was in pre-k last year and he loved it. Mrs. Wolford was fantastic. He can't wait to start kindergarten. The parent involvement is wonderful. The staff truly cares about the children and does a great job creating interest and motivation.

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March 19, 2008
Travis has been an experience beyond my wildest imagination. Sadly, no one could have described to me how wonderful this school is until I experienced it myself. Travis encourages every kid to be creative and unique and happy. My child has had an absolutely magical fabulous experience at school. She loves art class and PE, coach Miller is everyone's hero and my child now begs to exercise. Mrs. Hodge is amazing, and Mrs. Nelson is one of the best teachers in the world, this is the kindergarten experience you dream about. the kindergarten class has outdoor centers every m: Children get to play outdoors and explore each activity, from painting to sawing to letter games to jump ropes. Also amazing is the Travis family camp! You will make friends you'll never forget. we love the teachers, the kids, the parents -- they're artsy, fun, warm, wonderful!

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February 23, 2008
We moved here last year and we are so gateful to our new community for helping us to feel so welcomed. Travis is a great scool with great teachers and parents. I don't know why people would post really negative things. Everyone at the school has been really helpful and nice. There is so much diversity and if you get involved you can be a part of something really special. Like everything you have to just give it a try and seek to improve on things you don't like and support things you do like. So far our family and our 2 children have enjoyed every bit of our experience at Travis. We are transfers to Travis and we hope to stay there!

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November 19, 2007
My child attended Travis from K-5th grade, including the temporary campus while the new campus was being rebuilt. I have nothing to say but positive about the school, staff and campus.

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November 30, 2006
I researched many schools in the area, studied all of the test scores, read the newsletters and Travis was definitely the choice. The newly rebuilt school is fabulous...a parent's dream come true. Prior to enrolling my child I had many questions. I corresponded with the Vanguard Coordinator, Ms. Cole and the Administrative staff. All including Ms Walker, the principal, were very helpful, calming, reassuring and very professional. Ms Walker takes a very personal and special interest in her students, parents, teachers, community, staff and it shows...I wish she were my principal when I went to school. There is such a warm home-welcoming safe environment. My child loves to go to school there. The teachers/staff make time for us and communicate well with us be it in personal conferences or via email. We are really involved with the school and all of their activities...We are Travis proud! Dr. Jackie Doval, D.C.

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April 24, 2006
My child attended Travis for 2 years. I was not impressed with the principal, particularly how she did not support the teachers. I know HISD has some great schools, and Travis used to be one of them. The saddest thing is that HISD is completely rebuilding this school. It will have a fancy new building in just a few months, but like a tree with internal rot, it's destined to collapse.

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November 07, 2005
I have children in 5th and 2nd here and love the school. The teachers are fantastic, there's a great mix of kids and parental involvement is high and welcomed by teachers and the administration. We're about to get a brand new building, so are in temporary quarters for the 2005-6 school year. Even so, the children are thriving. The academic quality is high, but we all recognize there is more to shaping a well-rounded children than the three R's. Children have dance, art, and music both as classes during the week and after school, if the parent desires. This is a school where creativity flourishes.

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November 07, 2005
Excellent Vanguard Program. Teachers are organized and thorough. Both of our children came from private school into this Vanguard program and we have been plesantly surprised. Very high level of parental involvement. If more funds were available, additional extracurricular activities such as foreign language, music, would be desirable.

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July 24, 2005
It's a pollyanna world were parents accept what HISD does to kids so that they can have childcare for free. Dont be fooled it's not all that.

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June 15, 2005
The level of parent involvement is extensive. This is an inner city school that receives high marks from this parent.

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April 10, 2005
Travis has an excellent academic program balanced with great arts, physical education, and music. It is a gifted and talented magnet school that draws students from all over the city, which really adds to all the classes, mainly due to the great parent involvement. If you are a parent who likes to be involved, this is the school for you! It's a great school! And when the new campus is built this year, it will be even more incredible.

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January 18, 2004
Great school both my children attend. Ms Walker is a great principal and most of the teachers are the kind who work with parents to help their child become a success. My Hats off to this place.

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Travis Elementary School
3311 Beauchamp Street, Houston, TX  77009
(713) 802-4790
Last modified Travis Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Travis Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top