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Basswood Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 513 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 22, 2014

My daughters live it at Basswood... the most amazing, caring, helpful teachers teach at Basswood. I am at ease when they girls to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

Great school, very interested in kids and very involved. My niece goes to this school and i have heard many times how much her grades and interst have increased. I dont live too far from this school and hear alot of good feed back from the parents in my community


Posted July 1, 2011

excellent school, great teaching staff very knowledgeable and helpful to students. superb academic programs as well


Posted June 30, 2011

This is a great school and has some of the best teachers. The administration is very involved with not just the students but also the parents and the families. They organize several family events throughout the year to showcase the learning and activities in school. This makes the parents involved and allow a chance for the students to feel proud of their accomplishments!


Posted June 14, 2011

My daughter attended Basswood Elementary for school year 2010-2011. This school has amazing staffs and faculties. They know your and your child by their name. The school is clean and organized. This school offers different curriculum such as Music, Art, PE and Library. My daughter learned so much from her 1st year in school and looking forward to come back as a 1st grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

I have very much enjoyed having my kids in this school. They go on and on about how great their teachers are and how much they learn!! All the teachers my son has had has gone above and beyond to help him with his reading and writing and my daughter has been lucky so far to get the same teahers he has had. I feel very lucky to live in this area and be apart of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

The last 2 years my kids have gone to this school and love it!!!! they are always talking about how great the teachers are and how many friends they have. We came frome a small town so I was worried how they would do with 4X the amount off people but Basswood has made them feel reight at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

My kids attended Basswood ( K, 3rd & 4th grade) having recently relocated from NC.The school's environment is friendly, cheerful and safe. The teachers work together well, and counselor is available to parents and students alike. The PTA is growing strong and active. Basswood has a real family atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

This is a brand new school and a new facility opened in 2008. Teachers are good and few of them have good experience. My daughter goes to second grade but did not find focus on story writing, practice excercises, handwriting
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

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 85% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

66 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

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 Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
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

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asian71%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Black or African American47%
Asian71%
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students81%
Female94%
Male68%
Black or African American76%
Asian71%
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education20%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented86%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black or African American85%
Asian71%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female59%
Male80%
Black or African American54%
Asian85%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American89%
Asian75%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education60%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Black or African American44%
Asian75%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education17%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
Black or African American67%
Asian88%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education17%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted47%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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
Hispanic 40% 52%
White 29% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 28%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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