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W W Bushman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 473 students

 

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2011:
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Posted August 23, 2012

NO stars WHATSOEVER, Faulty , faulty , FAULTY in ALL aspects according to education. Yes they do offer afterschool programs and I respect that more than the 8-3 education system that they have. The principle in its self lacks the empathy and care needed to direct others. The teachers only follow her bad example along with the counselor how thinks he is superior to others. I have had to look beyond to their superiors to get the attention needed for my child. In all I would plead to the district to rid itself of such awful leadership, if that can even be called leadership, to someone who actually cares what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

I was extremely frustrated and disappointed with the 2011-2012 school year. The office staff at W.W. Bushman are rude, unprofessional and appear to be uninterested in the productivity and quality of the school. I dread just asking them a question. You should feel welcomed and excited to attend your child's school whether it's just to drop them off or if you're attending a school function. I was usually uneasy and anxious to leave. My son had an excellent kindergarten teacher (Ms.Edwards) but she cant be his teacher forever. Nor can she control the atmosphere of the school. My child will not be returning for the first grade and I do not recommend this school to anyone who resides in the area. Do whatever you can to find an alternate school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

I worked at this school for many years, and didn't realize how bad it was until I left. This school is very unprofessional in every respect!! I wouldn't recommend working there to my worse enemy. I guess ignorance is bliss.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2007

The atmosphere and environment here is unbelievably unsettling and discouraging. Some staff members appear frustrated and passionless about working with children. Most of instruction time is wasted addressing discipline problems. Parent support groups are untrained and unconcerned about incorporating beneficial resources for the Students. Equipment is damaged or scarce, partly due to the countless burglaries. With recent boundary changes,the school has become congested with unruly and undisciplined students and uninvolved, parents. Students'education, welfare and overall success are Not priorities at Bushman. With the exception of nearly 20/75 staff members,the children are being greatly deprived. Volunteers and parental support are encouraged, but unanswered. Contrary to the president's NCLB implementation and DISD's mission, the children at Bushman don't stand a chance in this evolving society if something doesn't change.I vow to continue assisting with providing much needed support to the children of Oak Cliff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

Unorganized, out of control, not enough positive leadership; on the other hand, some of the staff attempt to help out with the less fortunate students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

I dont believe that the children should be locked outside the school until 7:20am because things could happen to them considering the neighborhood. And the weather is cold right now why make them stay outside? The principal says the reason is because they could get hurt inside the school but I think that is a load of mess.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female64%
Male43%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male67%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented93%

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male74%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students91%
Female87%
Male96%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education100%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students28%
Female34%
Male23%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted23%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students22%
Female25%
Male19%
Black or African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Gifted/talented75%
Non-Gifted15%
Bilingual46%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male39%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female55%
Male46%
Black or African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingual56%

Writing

All Students58%
Female72%
Male39%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted51%
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 Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual83%

Science

All Students67%
Female87%
Male57%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual83%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

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
Black 72% 13%
Hispanic 27% 50%
White 1% 31%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Kellie Bell
Fax number
  • (972) 749-1801

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4200 Bonnie View Rd
Dallas, TX 75216
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