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Bassetti Elementary School

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Posted January 3, 2010

my kids love Bassetti! The teachers & staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

My boys LOVE Bassetti! The teachers & staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

My son is in the special needs pals class at Bassetti and it's AWESOME. The teachers love the students and care very much about their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

Both my kids go to Bassetti. My oldest, who is in the fourth grade, absolutely loves it! The staff there is so caring about every child! I cannot wait to get my youngest there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I love this school! The teachers genuinely care about their students and work hard to help them the best they can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

hi i have 2-children that attend bassetti and they love it there. the teacher's are good to work with you on anything! katherine hughes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

My name is Ann Marie Pimental. My son Kyle attended Bassetti for fourth and fifth grade and my son Joey attended for third and fourth grade. Kyle was also in resource. I feel that Bassetti helped my children greatly. Ecspecially Kyle. The teachers are fantastic and Mrs.Raney is wonderful. The entire staff make the students and parents feel completely at ease. I recommend Bassetti very highly. It is a great school with a fantastic staff. My family loved Bassetti.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

My son started kindergarten at Bassetti last year, and is in first this year. I love this school, the teachers are great, Mrs. Raney is awesome, I am confidant that my son is getting the best education Abilene Elementary has to offer and have passed up a great job to keep my son there. I would like to say thank you to the entire staff. I would also like to thank Ms. Owens, Mrs. Cortinez, and Mrs. Garrett, my son has a bright future, and you were a part of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

Basetti Elementary is a awesome school. As a parent of a ADHD kid and the problems associated with that, Mrs. Raney and the staff were great working with my daughter. They went above and beyond to help. I am a military single parent of 2 and could not have got them through the school year without the help of Mrs. Raney and staff. If you think that Basetti is such a terrible school...try back east in North Carolina. You would learn to appreciate what you have here and help correct the problems. If you don't like the way things are run...get more involved with your kids activities and make it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

Bassetti elementary is a wonderful school. Mrs.Raney and her staff do all they can for the students. The teachers are very dedicated to their students and go out of their way to ensure that the subject material is understood. My son has gone to Bassetti for 3 years now and has loved every year and every teacher he has had. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants a caring staff and a curriculm that challenges the students. I have heard that the curriculm is harder here than anywhere else in the country, but with teachers who work with each student there is not one left behind. We as parents need to remember that we also have to play a part in our kids education that means helping with their school work. Bassetti is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

My son has attended this school for 1 year now and I have to say out of all the Abilene schools he has attended this is the first one where he feels good about going to school everyday. My son is an honor roll student and attended a different elementary school here in Abilene last year and due to the bullies at that particular school his grade dropped from straight A's to A's and B's. The best choice I have ever made was moving fromthat district into the Bassetti district. I love his teachers and Ms. Raney. Thank You for all you do for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

My child has attended this school for 5 years now and I am proud to send them to school every day. I know my child will be safe and well taken care of. I also am very pleased with the excellent teachers that Bassetti provides. I think the positive reinforcement which this school believes in is a wonderful way to redirect discipline. Thank you Principle Raney! I love this school and am excited that my other children will be attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

Great school if your child is a number on a piece of paper somewhere and not a living, breathing human being. Administrators and staff willingly misrepresent the truth at their convenience i.e. ignorant in the meaning and letter of the laws they are mandated to abide by (I.D.E.A.) and/or and misrepresent what the law to the parent in deliberate attempts to avoid doing their publicly funded job. Deliberate falsification of student records in terms of alleged infractions committed by students for discipline and concerning when and where they have contacted parents concerning these matters (fraud). Bullies run roughshod over the rank and file students, as long as the bully is displays proper obsequiousness to the teacher and staff and are counted among the favorites then the children that are bullied will be alleged to be the real problem. Compassion to your face, hypocrisy and passive aggressive hostile compliance behind you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

I just move from east texas to west texas and the teaching method is way different.The teachers are required to supply material that is sometimes too hard for the average student.My son is a smart kid and was getting good grade still he expereince the overwhleming stress of keeping up with the required grade.I was told that a 75 in math was failing according to this school and it was not good enough.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education29%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education14%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female88%
Male98%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female97%
Male82%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education33%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education11%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female78%
Male70%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education18%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education67%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education23%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male64%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education20%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education27%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 31%
Hispanic 30% 50%
Black 15% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs Keri Thornburg
Fax number
  • (325) 794-1351

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5749 Hwy 277 S
Abilene, TX 79606
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Phone: (325) 690-3720

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