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Travis Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 666 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2014

This school needs major remodeling. It is a very old school and it smells like so. I would like to see major improvement in the appearance of Travis Elementary. This school lacks SCHOOL SPIRIT! My children are not excited to attend school and they have told me that it is because this school does not look inviting to them. I went into my son's classroom and it was small and very messy with lots of old things! It did not look appealing to me at all! When I am invited to attend school programs it is always VERY UNORGANIZED and even the teachers look like they are falling asleep! Not to mention that there isn't decent seating. I have also noticed that some of Teachers have interest in the school and wish it well but they have no support from the Principal because she is very negative and lacks school spirit! The Principal is just there for a paycheck and it shows. I am very disappointed in Travis Elementary and what is has become!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

My daughter attends this school and I cant wait until she graduates 5th grade! Her teachers are very rude, the building itself is very old and needs major remodeling! The PAISD overall in my opinion is one of the worst school districts in the U.S. I have heard countless stories about bad teachers and hostile environments there. I do not recommend this school to anyone!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 82% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%
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 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black or African American66%
Asian83%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
Black or African American53%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students55%
Female49%
Male61%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)41%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female66%
Male48%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 52%
Black 34% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
White 1% 29%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 34%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 15%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • RAMONA LEE
Fax number
  • (409) 982-8966

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1115 Lakeview Avenue
Port Arthur, TX 77642
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