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Bel Air Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 610 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2014

I was not impressed. There are some excellent teachers at bel air and there are some less than adequate teachers too. I was not satisfied with the overall safety of the campus or with the amount of parent involvement allowed and encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is my opinion that Mrs. Angela Cook 3rd grade Teacher at Bel-Air Elementary should be acknowledged for her valuable teaching ability. Mrs. Cook builds and molds the future academic endeavors and successes of our Children. The value of her achievements can not be overemphasized. It has been my experience, however, that parents and students alike often give teachers such as Mrs. Cook a hard time because of the time and effort she requires of herself & students, especially at the 3rd-grade level. Kids are never too young to be taught how to learn, and a parent would be hard pressed to give their child more academic challenges than they could handle. When our children complain about too much homework or we as parents don't take the time out of our busy lives to sit down with our kids and help them with challenging assignments, it's easy to blame teachers for expecting so much of our children. But who really ends up being hurt? So many kids leave high school with no sense of who they are and what they want to be when they grow up. They are never too young to work hard and be expected to do their best in school, and in life, for that matter. Our Son has set some pretty lofty goals for himself, and the only way He will be able to accomplish those goals is if He starts working very hard towards those goals--and now, in the third grade. My husband and I don't push our Son to succeed, He has to do that himself. He knows his goals are his and his alone, and that accomplishing them will benefit himself and others, earning him the self confidence lacking in so many kids today. That is the attitude we should be instilling in our children, and Mrs. Cook is one of the few teachers I can personally rely on to teach our Son at school as much as we teach him at home. Thank you for your time, and thank you for investing in our child's future that really make a difference in Our life. Teachers just like Mrs. Cook!And the Bel-Air School- Excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

Awesome School! My son is in his third year (2nd grader) here and I could not hope for a better education. He is a straight A student, with perfect attendance and loves going to school, learning, having fun and makeing new and lasting friendships. The faculty and staff are very welcoming, supportive & encouraging of every student. I only wish my early years had been as wonderful as his are.
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Posted July 30, 2007

My daughter went to school here and she liked it and it amazed me on how patient they were with her with adhd!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

I really want to thank you all for the changes you have done. I have noticed how my kids are now more well dressed(thank YOU).It was crazy the first day, but i know it is going to be worth it.All the teachers are doing a excellent job.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

248 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)99%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education78%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingual70%

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingual80%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 51% 52%
White 33% 29%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 39%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ROSALIE DENNIS
Fax number
  • (903) 677-6986

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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215 Willowbrook Dr
Athens, TX 75751
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