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Posted April 11, 2012

AMAZING school. The staff and students are all so poised and so caring for each other. It's so unfortunate that they are shutting this school down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I attended this school in Pre-K, Kinder and First Grade and my daughter is there now. It is amazing that this school has kept the school to be an environment that nurturing, caring and excellent. I still feel the same feeling when I walk in there 25+ years later. My daughter is very happy there and I hope to send my 3 other children there. Ms. Fernandez and her faculty/staff do a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

I love this school I attended kinder -3rd grade. Loved it then and and now.. All the kids in my family attend there. Right now we have 15 kids enrolled. Stories we tell them about our teachers are now being replaced with the NEW generation. PROUD to know that thes lil Eagles are a Blue Ribbon School and are constantly helping students with the BEST education they deserve.


Posted December 9, 2011

Great school. I love to go and substitute there. I feel that it is one of the best schools in the nation,


Posted November 29, 2011

At Bonham, students are the number one priority. Principal Henandez makes it her duty to know each and every student and is always willing to speak to parents regarding their concerns and comments. I have found that each teacher follows her example and provides extraordinary care and guidance to their students. At Bonham, the teachers organized team sports of basball and soccer. Playing sports promotes good sportmanship and leadership skils. Bonham is the ideal size and provides everything an elementary student needs to flourish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

Mary has been at Bonham for 3 years. The school is like a family. She is getting a great education and loves to go to school every day. The teachers work very hard to challenge Mary and teacher her patience. Bonham is a Blue Ribbon School and one of our teachers just won the 2010 Milken National Educator Award! Great cultural mix with caring involved parents. We are lucky to have this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Another year -exemplary! no wonder we love this school. Congratulations to Bonham Elementary - students, staff, parents, and community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I am really satisfied with Principal, staffs and teachers. My kid's teacher is very helpful and kind so that I ask about my kid freely. Also, teachers care all students very intensively and kindly even after school activity. Even though there are many hispanic students, asian and white students also are getting increasing. I really love this school. Also, my sweet daughter also really love this school. My anohter kids also will be here definetely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

My son was in A+ student in that school and he still is. He wishes he still stays on that school, but hes in the 6th grade. The school has , well i can't explain, the school is very exellent for the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Walk in the school and you'll feel it, too. There is a warmth at this school that oozes out and about the halls and classrooms. Kids are treated with respect and teachers instill an 'I can learn it' attitude in all their students. Parents in the neighborhood who choose to send their children to other schools or private ones are missing the opportunity of a lifetime to have their kids in a school that will nurture their children, while giving them a 'real world' experience by going to school with children from other cultures and races.


Posted April 21, 2009

I actually attended this school as a child and now my son and nieces and nephews attend as well. Not only has this school achieved exemplary status but they have also built relationships with the students. Even to this day this school has that welcoming feeling for both students and parents. I love that they involve us in anything our children are doing and also when they are slacking on work. It's hard to keep up with kids sometimes but when you have a great teacher who is paying attention and gives the parents feedback on what our child needs help on, we are able to offer the help that they require. I love this school and would love to congratulate it for its hard earned work. Oh and I feel that our teachers need a raise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

One of the best public elementary schools in Dallas.
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 85% 51%
White 7% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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  • SANDRA FERNANDEZ -INTERIM
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  • (972) 749-5701

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2617 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (972) 749-5700

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