Enrollment at Travis Heights Elementary School has dropped by seventy students this year — about 13 percent of the student population.
It's a uniquely diverse school in an increasingly economically segregated Austin Independent School District.
The median home price in the neighborhood is $689,000, according to the Austin Board of Realtors. But last year, 76 percent of the students who attended Travis Heights were considered economically disadvantaged.
As the school celebrates its 75th anniversary Saturday, parents, staff and alumni must also consider its future. As affordable housing complexes scattered around the neighborhood become more expensive, more low-income families are leaving Travis Heights for cheaper housing.