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Bluebonnet Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 644 students

 
 

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Posted September 19, 2011

This school is amazing. I have had the pleasure of having two children there for a total of 8 years between them, and my heart will ache when we have to move on. I do want to make a comment on someones post above. I have witnessed Mr. Smith with the special ed children many times because I volunteer a lot and he has a huge heart and much compassion and is invaluable to those special kids. The drop off has never been better than since he took over. Although he has an aggresive nature at drop off its productive and can teach parents a thing or two about taking too much time clogging the line. Have your kids ready and efficient and drop off will flow flawlessly and Mr. Smith won't be hurrying you. The principal,staff and teachers are the best. I have a soft spot for Mrs. Ogle and she will go down in my book as the best teacher ever but so many there are amazing you can't go wrong. They do have a hard working group of PTA parents and I am sure that makes it so great as well!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

Fantastic school - I have had children in 4 different elementary schools (including a pretty pricey private school at one point) and I love this school most of all, we were lucky to spend 4 years here. The feeling is wonderful, the teachers are wonderful - Mrs. Douglas is worth her weight in gold. We adore Mrs. Beasley and Mrs. Woods - they were big favorites. Just a wonderful warm, loving campus and the office staff is beyond wonderful! We miss you all terribly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

My children have been in the Keller ISD School District since they started Kindergarten. 12 yrs in Keller, and have had very few issues. Bluebonnet has a newer principle Ms. Blevins, and I have been pleased with her, but I will tell you a few bad apples seem to fall through the cracks with poor work ethic. This morning I was dropping of two Second grade children, and a Special Ed teacher, Mark Smith new to Bluebonnet this year was throwing his arms up yelling "Come On, let's go" with very poor work ethic, I might add. My children were still trying to unload, and get their things to depart from the vehicle, and safety is first. Sadly I found out he works with special children. I'm not sure that he took the whole Teacher Work Ethics policy seriously!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

Bluebonnet is a great school. The playground was fun and there are three to enjoy. The children that go there are very lucky and their education is the teachers top priority. Extra curricular activitys like tafadzwa and art club allow the students to explore their creativty while excersizing their trust and resposibility. The Gifted and talented program could not be better. Bluebonnet is an edutcated and well rounded school. Every student deserves the educational environment they would experience at this school. Bluebonnet elementary school is highly recommended.


Posted January 26, 2010

This is my sons first year at Bluebonnet. It is an amazing school with great teachers! I am so glad that we are here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

This school is awesome! The Teachers are all great and the new Principle, Mrs. Blevins, is very on top of it and conscientious. Very active PTA as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Mr. McGuire is an awesome principle. 95% of the teachers here are excellent. Mrs. Brown a forth grade math teacher, and is the very best. My daughter made the A honor roll last year and they were so helpful. I also have a daughter in kindergarten this year ,and she was so lucky to get Mrs. Adams. If I ever had a perfect teacher picked out it would be her. She is the most sweet, loving, and caring teacher I have ever met. She is very concerned about you're child(ren), and responds to e-mails very quick. We love you Mrs. Adams, The Bumgarners
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

My granddaughter attends Bluebonnet and I have had the opportunity to visit her school and watch how the students and teachers interact. I love how they do their lunch periods - complete with a stoplight. Any child would be lucky to attend this school. My granddaughter loves it.


Posted August 21, 2008

I have found the teachers here to be incredible. It is a very large school but you don't even notice. The teachers are very warm and inviting and the kids thrive in the environment. The playground could be better, but education is the focus. The PTA is really involved here and my friends in other districts are jealous of how great the school is. We need a bigger house but are waiting so we don't have to move away from Bluebonnet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Bluebonnet is an amazing school. First the facilities are amoung the finest in the entire nation. Bluebonnett was when built won a national award for design and school construction. But what happens inside is the most imortant and the great leadership of the mature principal is what makes this place humm. Parents are involved and active with this chemistry this makes for a great school. I have had two kids there and it is highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I am not a person that usually writes reviews, but I read them often and just had to say that Bluebonnet is an excellent school. I am very pleased with the teachers, staff, everything. If you are deciding on what neighborhood to move to based on the schools available I would say to choose Bluebonnet without a doubt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

Both of my children attended this school and we couldnt be happier. One of my sons was attending tutoring with a C Average when we 1st enrolled in the district, he is now an A-B student and no longer needs tutoring, I just received Task results for my other son who got Commended in almost every subject
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I have two children at BlueBonnet. My son has ADHD and PDD. Part of the problem they have is the 800 kids they have and the needs of an individual gets lost. 2nd and 3rd grade teachers have been very good and understanding. On the other hand, my daughter (attended K-1st) has been doing great, loves her teachers, and is now in the Excel program. So, if your child fits the 'mold' they will do ok. If they are not in the standard 'norm', BlueBonnet is no help at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

My son is in first grade at Bluebonnet and he also attended half day kindergarden there. He loves school and the teachers have been great. They truly seem to love the children. The parent involvement is very good and the children at bluebonnet seem very happy. My son reads and writes above is grade level now and feels very proud of himself. I give most of this credit to Bluebonnet and his great teachers. Its a very happy place for kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

My son attended here for 2 years for Kind and 1st grade. Beautiful new school, great teachers and very friendly staff. They don't have an adequate auditorium for the school programs and for as many children as they have, they use the cafeteria which isn't near big enough. But the teachers were great and very attentive to the childrens needs in the classroom and great communication with the parents. I never heard to much from the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

I have been really pleased with this school. The teachers are wonderful. They go the extra mile to help the kids learn and understand what they are learning. The principal is involved with the kids. The school offers many extracurricular activities and school events....sock hop, fall carnival, etc. Overall I give it an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I grew up in the keller school district and i am very fortunate to now have my daughter attending school at bluebonnet elementary. The school is wonderful, the teacher to student ratio is outstanding and the curriculum is unbeatable. This is a school that really cares for it's students and encourages the parents to play an active roll in their child's education. You can't find a better school district anywhere, keller isd is exemplary! We love Bluebonnet Elementary! -The DiMarco Family
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

120 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Black or African American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education86%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black or African American73%
Asian94%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education88%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education83%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented90%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American54%
Asian75%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native63%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education89%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Native63%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education62%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted72%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black or African American69%
Asian77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education57%
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black or African American50%
Asian77%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education44%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
Black or African American69%
Asian69%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
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 "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
White 52% 29%
Hispanic 23% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 9%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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7000 Teal Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137
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