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William B Travis High School

Public | 9-12 | 2428 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Travis is a wonderful sschool. I think it is welll focused on the education of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

Best high school in houston!! Academics,Extracurriculars, and Athletics are the best in the distict. I am proud to call this my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2009

Travis excels in areas of academics, extracurricular activities and sports. There are many opportunities for students like myself to get involved. When Travis first open, there were so many opportunities for me to create the environment that I desired in a school. The administrators and teachers go out of their way to ensure that we grasp the material that is being taught. If looking for a great school with wonderful diversity, Travis is the answer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

Travis is a great school and especially as my job as a student i know how much my education is valued and this school knowing that keep that in mind and also their sport programs are terific i am currently in one and the coaches are fabulous at helping the atlethes understand character and class and at the same time kick another schools tail on either the field the court or even in the rink. [[also we're raw[good] at sports]] trust me you won't regret it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2007

Travis is a wonderful school my son is attending it this year he is in the athletic program which is wonderful and the teachers keep me informed by email or phone on whats going on with my child so i know he is in a good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

My child attended Travis last year and she loved waking up in the morning to attend her classes. They have an impressive athletic program and are one of the best in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

My child attended travis last year and thought it was excellent! He had awesome teachers that really kept me informed about what is going on in class!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

Great school!!!! Good Teachers!!! overall the sports teams are sick(good)!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

I think Travis is a horrible school, especailly the lack of enthuiasm from the students, is a disgrace. The only good thing about Travis is the athletics, witch are by far one of, if not the best, in the district.
—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.

580 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

580 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

560 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

549 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

552 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

549 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American99%
Asian100%
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American97%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African American98%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/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

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

Algebra I

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Algebra II

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

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

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%
English I Writing

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

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%
English II Reading

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

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

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

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%
World History

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American71%
Asian94%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asian99%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black or African American63%
Asian81%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education18%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students60%
Female67%
Male53%
Black or African American47%
Asian78%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education22%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asian96%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black or African American53%
Asian82%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted67%
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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African American92%
Asian97%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education70%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%

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
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American73%
Asian93%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education46%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asian91%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education71%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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
Black 29% 13%
White 27% 29%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • JERYL KYLE
Fax number
  • (281) 634-7010

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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