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James Bowie Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 440 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2013

So far so good....2 of my sons attend this school, and I can already tell the difference in the environment. The teachers are out directing traffic, and opening doors for studemts to exit their parents vehicles. The classes are alot smaller than DISD, and teachers seem alot nicer, and invloved with the kids. This is a step up, considering they came from Arcadia Park in Dallas. Anyone that has their kids in DISD, should MOVE ASAP for your kids futures sake. Glad my kids are getting a better education, and they love their teacher, no more bullying from Teachers/Principals/Staff at DISD !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

my son attends bowie. The teachers care about their students. The principal could care less about anyone but her rep. I never cared for Bowie but the program offered only here helps my child achieve and prosper. Needs a new principal that cares for staff, students and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

They have great counselor, and most of the teacher are working to help lower incomes kids to go ahead improving their greats and projections in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great school and great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

I think they have good acedemic programs. They do offer extracurricular activites outside of what they have during school hours. The parent involvment could be more. You can count on only so many parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

Bowie kids are awsome! I don't agree that the whole school is bad. I have three children that have attended at bowie, two that graduated from bowie. I think suzy muyer has done a wonderful job! No school is perfect, thire will be problems. It's all in how you work trough those problems that count. I pray that this will be an outstanding year for james bowie elementary.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male89%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
Bilingual92%

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual68%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted65%
Bilingual69%

Math

All Students68%
Female81%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual68%

Writing

All Students63%
Female78%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted61%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 52%
White 8% 29%
Black 6% 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) 50%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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