School Details

Travis High School

1211 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 414-2527
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1470 students 13 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. 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 grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
  • Austin Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Travis High School is a public high school in Austin. The principal of Travis High School is Mr Ty Davidson. 1,470 students attend Travis High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Travis High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 1,470 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Travis High School is 13:1. American Youthworks Service Learni is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 12%
Hispanic 83% 59%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 26%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 63%
Limited English proficiency 26% 28%
Economically disadvantaged 79% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't know what Travis was like in 2005 but it sure seems that it has changed. I'm a freshman at Travis and I actually really like it! It is not ghetto at all. I was actually afraid it was going to be a bad school but it is not at all. Also meeting new people is so easy! I love it there! The teachers really do try to talk to parents and theyn really care about the students! Once a rebel? ALWAYS A REBEL ! D

  • (4 years ago)

    It's sad to see that Travis has a three I currently attend this school and i have for the last two years I can honestly say this school has brought out the best in me for the first time in so many years I'm on the first Honor Roll and I actually look forward to going to school. I even got a transfer so I didn't have to go to a different school. I'm Proud to say I'm a REBEL(

  • (5 years ago)

    I appreciate the way that the separate academies allow the students to focus on the things that interest them.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a freshman student here in Travis I think its a very very good school. I love it. The teachers cared about us. There's a lot of after school programs that I can go to. The teachers are really nice too because they give individuals attention.

  • (6 years ago)

    Well my child will be graduate in 2009 not so bad school it's what u make of it!!! Every school has its problems it all depends on the indivual(student)!!! Go Rebels so keep sending me newsletters!!! Very envolved parents

  • (7 years ago)

    There are amazing teachers there and a lot of things to do after school. There are some teachers who dont really care or help you. But there are those that care about you and want you to be anything there are those that are so nice and inspire you and dont let you put yourself down and are there to talk to and even get tutoring. It isnt a very diverse school and there are a lot of bad kids but to be honest its a high school and nothing is perfect. The teachers are my facvourite part of Travis and its no ones fault that there are unmotivated students there. And I feel that its only improving ever since we got a principal that really is trying to change things.

  • (7 years ago)

    I would not recommend this to any parent who want a good education for their children. To be able to succeed in life schools need to be consistent across the board with education - that is not the case at this school - the bar is lowered very low to accomoodate all. Biggest mistake we ever made was transfering our kid to this school. This was in 2005

  • (9 years ago)

    There is not sufficient parent involement at this school. The teachers are for the most part quality educators. There are a majority of teachers that do not follow instructions do not know how to spell do not return phone calls and are arguementative and rude.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is overcrowded and the students get lost in the shuffle.

  • (9 years ago)

    very good school comfortable friendly atmosphere excellent staff

  • (9 years ago)

    Travis is a GREAT school were you can find diversity within all areas.....

  • (9 years ago)

    Travis does not have a very active parent base but they do have a very cohesive tightknit faculty that know the students well and really care for them. The teachers are wonderful.

  • (10 years ago)

    ima student there and im very unimpressed. the school is falling apart every time it rains a piece of the ceiling falls down in the halls. not big enough for how many it has. some teachers dont have a classroom they just roll around there curriculem on wheels from class to class.

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