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James R Bilhartz Junior Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 696 students

 

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Posted June 1, 2007

My kids have been going to Bilhartz since it opened. We love the school and the teachers and staff are great people. They make you feel like you have been there for ever. My kids really love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

Its a great school. For any body to go to. I suggest that parents should really check it out. My daughter started this year kinda late but its a great school. Even for kids with disabilities. The teachers and staff are really on point with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

I am a parent of 2 children at Bilhartz...I have found that my children's teachers are very open to my participation in their education. The administration is a little rigid, but the teachers work hard to make each day productive and special for each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2005

This is a fairly new school that has had alot of staff turnover. There is not alot of parent involvement. You generally see a few parents that do all of the work. There is only choir as an extracurricular activity. The school could have better test scores if they could keep the same staff from year to year. Each year it's like starting over.
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Posted April 25, 2004

I am a parent of a student at Bilhartz. The school it self is a state of the art facility. However I wish that the School District Administration would have put as much care and concern in selecting the adminstrators at this school. The teachers in my experience are not approachable, they do not want alot of involvement in the class and when approached they are very guarded in what they answer resulting in more questions.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English93%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingual54%

Math

All Students24%
Female15%
Male33%
Black or African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted21%
Bilingual17%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male51%
Black or African American52%
Asian60%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual12%

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
Black or African American52%
Asian60%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual29%

Writing

All Students61%
Female70%
Male51%
Black or African American48%
Asian80%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual29%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 50%
Black 20% 13%
White 7% 31%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ebonye Mcgee
Fax number
  • (972) 708-6666

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6700 Wandt
Dallas, TX 75236
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