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Brownsboro Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 452 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

We are a caring, loving school FAMILY! We have great administrators, teachers and PTA. We strive to teach every child and be a family to all who cross into our beautiful new school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2008

my oldest son started kindergarden this year at BES and to be honest, I was worried about sending him to public school at first. I went to private school, and grew up in Tyler, and the public schools there were less than acceptable. But I have to say, I love BES! They have awesome teacher/parent communication, the technology of a bigger school, and also good teacher/ student ratios because they are a smaller district. Its always a struggle when your child is in someone elses care, but I feel very confident with BES so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

I have had 2 children go through the elementary school, one in there now, and one to start in aug.I have never had any complaints. The school is wonderful, the teachers and staff are excellent, and the principal, Mr.Ralson, is one of the best to come through. Parental involvment is key. Ask and you will be told...keep up the good work bes!!! Jackie Conner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

Moving from the Dallas area, I was concerned about the curriculum at BISD. My fears were quickly dispelled after having a meeting with the BES principal, Mr. Ralson. He is excellent! His philosophy is upbeat and positive and it spills over into the staff and classrooms. I'm very happy that my daughter and son go to BES and hope that their transition and experiences with the Middle school are as positive as their years at Brownsboro Elementary have been. Brownsboro Elementary School received an exemplary rating this year, the only one in the county. Very impressive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

when my child was in school- kgtn- and the teacher was changed due to an illness. At the same time my child was getting 'bad' behavior messages sent home and I could not understand. the behavior had always been awesome and it was evident on the sheets. the school and teacher never told the parents until I started to question the problem. Then it came out like I should have known. I did not appreciate the punitive judgement on my child who was just transitioning to a new teacher slower than others and I did not appreciate not knowing the change happened. but otherwise, a nice enough school. A bit too strict though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

My oldest daughter started kindergarten this year in Brownsboro. The staff, teachers, and principal are all very caring and helpfull with any and all questions. When my daughter missed school for a family funeral her teacher and the office staff both called to check on her to make sure she wasn't sick. The principle knows all of the students and does his share of teaching with a reading roundup. Her teacher always has time for one on one time with the students and works with the parents when they have questions or concerns.
—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.

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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female76%
Male90%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 "Exemplary".
  • 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 71% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • BRYAN RALSON
Fax number
  • (903) 852-2718

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P O Box 465
Brownsboro, TX 75756
Phone: (903) 852-6461

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