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Wm B Travis Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 391 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

My grandchild went to Crockett last year and I was so shocked to see that the school was in bad shape. Myu grandchild is going to another school, Wm B. Travis and I was so impressed with the leadership. I am concerned with the way that students are picked up in the afternoon at the school because anyone could walk up and get a child. Hopefully, the school will see the concern of the parents in this area and will make it more safe for the students.


Posted May 16, 2014

W.B TRAVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THIS IS MY SONS FIRST YEAR AT THIS SCHOOL AND I DONT LIKE IT THEY DON'T LET U WALK UR KIDS TO CLASS THE PRINCIPAL NEVER THERE SHE HARD TO FIND SHE THINKS PARENTS DONT NO SHE INVISIBLE SHE GOT RID OF THE PARENTS ROOM WERE WE WOULD GO TO HELP OUT THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WHO NEEDS THE HELP....... SHE NEEDS TO BE A BETTER PERSON AND GET INVOLVED IN OUR SSCHOOL DISTRICT AND LET PTA RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL BUT SHE DIDN'T....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Security is a HUGE issue! Anyone can walk up to get kids after school, there is NO system in place to keep them safe. At best there are 2 teachers who 'watch' for parents, but most of the time they are busy yelling at other students or talking to parents. There are quite a few teachers who YELL at the kids. Even in the cafeteria they aren't premitted to speak (us parents were sent home a letter, instructing us to ensure our children knew that they were NOT to talk during lunch there would be a recess for that). Overall, the WORST school my kids have been to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

My daughter has been going to Travis the past 2 years and comparing last year to this year the pick up system is lacking. I could send anyone to pick my child up in the afternoon. That is kind of scary. The lack of security in the school is another issue. I have noticed that there isnt anyone around the front door to greet you as you are coming in. Anyone could walk in the school and no one would even know it. It took me I dont know how many phone calls and notes to the teacher about my daughter being bullied for them to take action. I am sending my daughter to a different school next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

My child is in kindergarten and so far he seems to be doing great. They have a wonderful pick up system at the end of the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

Thanks William B. Travis for teaching my children to be all they could be.From K-4.They needed the confidence that they could succeed.Both of my sons have ADHD and low self esteem.You taught my children that they could succeed.Marshall Jr. High and Marshall High School could really use a little of your advice.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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 85% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%

Math

All Students71%
Female80%
Male62%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented92%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
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

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted65%
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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted65%
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

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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 29%
Black 34% 13%
Hispanic 20% 52%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 14%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • AMY DICKSON
Fax number
  • (903) 927-8782

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300 West Carolanne Boulevard
Marshall, TX 75672
Phone: (903) 927-8780

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