William B. Travis Early College High School

Our School

Once a rebel—always a rebel!

William B. Travis Early College High School has been serving Austin students since 1953, opening as the city’s first high school south of the Colorado River.

Our diverse academic offerings, strong electives, and wide range of social and extracurricular activities provide students with opportunities to learn, grow and challenge themselves.

Travis ECHS students during spirit week


Our vision is to offer a supportive and structured learning environment where every child is accepted, respected and inspired.


Our mission will be accomplished by exposing students to rigorous curriculum and providing meaningful experiences to prepare them for their individual college and career choices. As young adults, they will use their creativity and independence to become lifelong learners, whose interest in their community surpasses their own self concern.