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Burnet Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 342 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $93,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $580.

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Posted January 14, 2014

This school let's kids just walk out of the class room and school I had to pull my 4 year old out for her safety. This school does not need any stars. They didn't even try with my child I was gettin call after call about how I need to talk to her about stay in the class room and doin her work. I said I ant there to tell her make her sit down and do it they said they can't make her do anything if she didn't want to do it. So we went and saw what they do there was kid just walkin around not bein told to come were the rest was. One little boy just walked out of the class room and no one went after him someone I guess saw him and he came back for a min and lefted again yet no one in the classroom was to worried about him he play in the hall and the lady we were talkin to went and got him and told him to stay in the room. I was like wow what kind of school is this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

All 3 of my children have been enrolled here for 2 years. We are looking for a new house, but are having trouble staying in this area. I will hate to move them. I have watched the principle in action, and she knows those kids! The teachers the children have had are wonderful, too. For a closed campus school, atmosphere is very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

This is a great school, all of my kids have attended Burnet. They all loved it and the staff is great! Bullying is not tolerated, never had an issue. Teachers are great with the kids and do their job very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

My family is new to the El Paso community, because of my husbands new transfer to Fort Bliss. Since we move frequently I am cautious about new schools and like to see for myself if this is an appropriate school for my children. However, today I met with the Principal at Burnet and she was very warm and inviting. She even gave me a tour of the school and introduced me to a few of the teachers who where on campus for summer school. This really feels like a campus willing to work with parents and students, and I am really looking forward to my children having a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

The faculty and staff have created wonderful and nurturing learning environment for all students. My daughter is always eager to go to school and excited to come home and share what she has learned each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have been able to improve our state scores with extra hard work, dedication and great staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented91%

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)91%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented91%

Writing

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English90%
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

All Students80%
Female75%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education20%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented89%

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education60%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students77%
Female70%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented89%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education43%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)30%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual31%

Math

All Students55%
Female50%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special education57%
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual54%
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%
Female67%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual33%

Math

All Students59%
Female71%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual35%

Writing

All Students50%
Female67%
Male37%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
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 education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)35%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented67%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingual31%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingual30%

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingual40%

Science

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted41%
Bilingual36%
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 "Recognized".

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
Hispanic 83% 52%
White 10% 29%
Black 4% 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) 35%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • SUZANNE SCHWITTERS
Fax number
  • (915) 566-3951

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3700 Thomason Avenue
El Paso, TX 79904
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Phone: (915) 231-2580

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