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Lake Travis Independent School District Reviews

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Lake Travis HS is a pretty good school overall. The teachers I have had over the past 4 years are warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring. They have complete respect for their students, allowing students to feel safe and valued when expressing their ideas and opinions in class.
It's your stereotypical American high school except a lot richer, and have more access to drugs and alcohol. The teachers aren't the best but you can tell that most of then try.
Heavy focus on sports, particularly football, sometimes at the expense of education. If your child is not top tier, not likely to get a spot. You also need to advocate for your kids, if at either end of the spectrum (gifted or special needs). High school counselors are not meeting with incoming freshman to select classes, due to the size of class, but are 'available' for questions. It's hard for counselors to get to know your kids for college recommendations; my daughter had 3 different counselors in 4 years. Fine Arts does well, but seems to take a back seat to athletics in terms of school support and financing. Academics are solid, some teachers better than others.
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I would like to see the school focus more on the extracurricular activities such as orchestra and band.
I mostly enjoyed my experience as a student in the Lake Travis Independent School District because of some of the kind and passionate staff members, though I disliked how the funds were allocated at Lake Travis High School.
Although the academics at Lake Travis High school are great and above average, GPA and football are the only two thing the administration cares about. Art teachers are paying out of pocket for their students' supplies while football players and coaches are treated like gods. If they do anything wrong it is swept under the rug and never punished. They do not care about the general student population. Kids complain about the incredible stress the school is pushing on them but admins push AP classes and the need for a 4.0 even harder. Overall this school broke me.
Excellent school. Top notch academics.
Really set me up to succeed in college and gave me the tools to achieve.
Excellent opportunities to earn college credits.
Some of the very best athletic programs in the nation. From one of the best football teams in the nation to top notch up and coming sports. There is a sport or club for all activities.
Most teachers don’t know or care about teaching this generation and almost all of the administrators hate kids. Students don’t feel welcome by staff and only athletics are funded.
I love the teachers, they have an amazing academics program, and a great football team. The only thing I would like to see change is the staffs understanding of students needs. For example, the school will not let a student drop down from an AP course to a regular course.
The teachers at Lake Travis are pretty good and care about what they do. I have only gotten a few bad teachers in my four years. The sports are very competitive, so we have very good teams all around. Despite these positives, there are about 3200 students at our school, so all classes and the hallways are very crowded.
Not very good at selecting teachers that actually care. Good food and good sports. Every year the time spent in school is increased and some sort of free time is taken away. Clubs are restricted to 1 day every two weeks. Most teachers are pretty good.
I liked how the teachers were all very intelligent and dedicated to their jobs. They truly wanted to see students succeed.
lots of people do drugs, classes are extremely large (math this year was 47). extremely large campus (1/2 mile between cafeterias). very tech friendly in most classes, hope you don’t get a coach for a teacher or you’ll have a sub more than half the time because football is the only thing that matters.
I am very privileged to be able to attend such a beneficial and wonderful school district. With 9 schools within the area, over 10,000 students are able to attend school. All of the teachers in the district are devoted to their teachings, and spend the majority of their time trying their hardest to give their students the education they deserve. In fact, over 50% of the teachers hired have over 10 years of experience; and over 95% of high school students end up graduating at the end of their 4 year enrollment in the high school. If the numbers given aren't impressive enough, the schools are very focused on volunteering, and giving back to the community. All students at the high school are encouraged to graduate with 100+ hours of volunteer work. Overall, this school district is amazing and I am so grateful to be able to attend one of such beneficial value.
Their are many opportunities at Lake Travis with clubs and diverse class options which gives students an opportunity to get involved in subjects they like. Lake Travis has a slight problem with controlling bullying though.
It is the best. As a single mom with a low income, my child was still able to participate in so many activities. These along with her academics got her into the University of Texas, McCombs Sshool of Business!
Good school as far as college preparation and access to top notch sports. Sadly, the teachers (coaches) often don’t put forth effort in “regular” classes. Luckily, the student who go here are highly competitive and have learned to teach themselves.
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The classes are great and so are the teachers. However, the day to day operations are poor due to there not being enough counselors to handle it. For example, the dual credit students are rarely notified for important due dates or procedures and sometimes the class will not have a substitute when needed!
The school district has offered great support throughout my Kindergarten through senior year as a student with multiple learning disabilities in Dyslexia, reading comprehension/retention, and short/long-term memory retention.
Lake Travis is a very large suburban school district on the west side of Austin. Parent involvement is high, teacher strength is strongest in lowered grades. A very sports focused community. Overall a positive experience.
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