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Boyd Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 400 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2013

My family loves Boyd schools. The teachers are attentive and caring. The staff is wonderful and they are always trying to get the parents and families involved in the educational process. We moved to Arlington for a short time while our son was still in kindergarten and we could not wait to get back to Boyd to get him in a decent school again. We are just thankful that we were in a position to pack up and move back. Now that our youngest is also attending this school I am able to spend allot of my time volunteering at the school and playing a much larger role in my kids at school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

Boyd Elementary is a great school with a wonderful staff. My daughter loves going to school and i have been very pleased with her academic progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

This is a wonderful school. The teachers really care for the children. My grandson has been in Boyd for almost his entire school history. He went to a school in Arlington for awhile and although he was away only six months, he lost almost 12 mnth's reading ability. When he came back he went back to the same yeacher and she was so disapointed, and said so much of the hard work they had done was lost. The teachers have not stoped working to get him back on track. These teachers care so much for their students. I would not want my grandson to go anywhere else. I think they are the best....


Posted February 19, 2005

I am impressed with the academic program of this school. The teachers and staff do a wonderful job emphasising manners and education. I also like the small classrooms. The teachers are incredibly busy. It is nice that they do not have 20+ children to guide. I feel that my daughter is given ample instruction, guidance and encouragement as well as attention. I am glad to have found this school. I hope the upper level schools are as good!
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Posted September 22, 2003

My Child attented this School here for two years and in those two years, I was not impressed at all with the communication between teachers and parents. I was constantly trying to figure out what it was the teachers wanted from my child. I felt my child was given too much homework for his age and wondered what they did in class. I have talked to other parents who's children graduated from this school with honors and now can not pass college entrance exams. I have also spoke with teachers who at one time taught at these schools and there comments were 'that is the worst school district I have ever seen.' I would strongly recommend anyone looking to move out to this area to find somewhere out of this school district. There are other schools in the area rated much higher. I have since transferred my child to another school district and am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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

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

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
White 79% 29%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ANKE BRACEY
Fax number
  • (940) 433-9536

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500 East Morton Avenue
Boyd, TX 76023
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Phone: (940) 433-2327

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