“Travis School, one of the best built and most modern of Houston’s fine system of public schools, is located in Woodland Heights, and was erected during 1908-09. Its unusually large playgrounds, covering an entire block, were donated to the city for the purpose. It is an eight-room brick building, constructed in such a manner as to allow the addition of extra rooms as they are needed.”* From “Woodland Heights” a brochure from the William A. Wilson Realty Company, Houston, Texas 1910.
In 1903, Beauchamp Springs School changed its name to William B. Travis Elementary School. In 1909, a three-story building with 12 classrooms was opened and in 1914, six additional classrooms were added. In 1926, a two story building with 12 classrooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria was opened.