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Travis Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 650 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2013

Travis is an excellent school with an amazing staff. The teachers LIVE there they are so dedicated (just drive by on a weekend)! So glad my children are Travis Texans.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

Most of these comments are out-dated. Travis has a lovely, new facility and was a TEA Recognzied campus last year. Teachers and administrators are caring, and the instruction is excellent. Recently, it was one of only 42 schools in the nation to receive the Green Ribbon Award for teaching and modeling environmental responsibility.


Posted November 10, 2010

Travis is an excellent elementary school. First off, it is brand new, with good facilties, library, and lots of outdoor room. The GT program is excellent as is the teacher Ms Suarez. San Marcos schools have improved so much. The schools are diverse, and I think that has caused a very mistaken perception of the schools. It is a great represnetation of the diversity in South Texas. Our children love Travis and have made many friends there in no time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

I feel that Travis is not a very good school. I beleive that 'Not students left behind' is not what the school is about. I think the school tends to forget about the students, and the leader of the school tends to forget why she is there. I can't wait to move out of the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

Travis was orgionally a 3rd-5th grade school and the teachers are more suited to those grade levels. I find they lack the patience with kinder and 2nd grade students and do not tailor punishments to fit the crime nor the age of the child. Look into getting some younger teachers travis and maybe your younger students would thrive some one with more patience is truly needed. Perhaps someone who is not biding their last few years til retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Travis has many excellent teachers, but is housed in a dilapidated old school. District plans to update the facility in 2005-06.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I've had three children attend Travis and have been very happy. The positives are that the teachers/administration have been there a long time, and the principal, Deborah McCullough, is excellent at recruiting intelligent, caring teachers. I've been happy with all we've had there. The school has a gifted and talented program, and a music program, but the time the kids get to spend in these is pretty limited. But, all of my kids teachers have done extra things for my kids to help challenge them. Of course what they can do is limited because of the attention that must be given the entire class. Unfortunately, Travis is ranked rather low economically - (I'd read that 95% of the students are on the free-lunch program) which I think has a direct connection with parent involvement, eventhough it is encouraged and applauded, most have to work and can't be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

My child went to this school last school year. The teacher she had for first grade missed an ave of 1 day a week from class. I did not feel the campus was safe. The first grade classes were out in the open while the fourth and fifth grades were in the actual school. The children were sent to the office, restrooms with no supervision and there was nothing there to protect them from wondering into the busy road or just being taken. I was not at all impressed with this school. I was told that it was one of the best in San Marcos if this is true I would hate to see the rest. We moved back to Florida for this school year and my child is behind the rest of her grade. Would not recommend this school district to a prent who is interested in their child getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2004

Travis is a very old school which means there is room for improvement. The school yard and the entire school is located near a railroad track which makes noisy classrooms and hazardous situations. There is also a busy street located in front of the school but the play yard is boxed in with a fence and I must say, there are acres of play yard. Nice school, just needs some updates and improvements.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education29%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education71%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female72%
Male89%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual44%

Math

All Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education33%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual78%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education30%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual67%

Writing

All Students62%
Female71%
Male53%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education25%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual63%

Science

All Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education38%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual38%
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 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

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 69% 52%
White 22% 29%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 9%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • NIKI KONECKI
Fax number
  • (512) 393-6476

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1437 Post Road
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 393-6450

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