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Birdville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 440 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2010

My children have been very happy here. The teachers and staff are very friendly and know my children well. It feels like a family. Problems have occurred, but the adults dealt with the issues using common sense and practices that have helped children grow. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I agree about the excellence of Birdville Elementary. I have children that have attended BES and are now in middle school and I have one that is currently at BES. The principal and teachers are new in the last couple of years and are great! Big imporvement. I feel welcome and now my child is getting a good education. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

I would rate this school a 5 and higher if I could. I believe this school has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. My children went there and now I have a grandchild who attends there, the staff and Principal are fantastic and care about the children and their growth in academics. Two thumbs up and keep the great work up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I do not believe that Birdville Elem. is ran the same as past years my kids have been in this school for 7 years and this school has become a nusinse to several parents it seems like the teachers and principal do not care about the kids and when I do go to have lunch with my children I have not heard so much screeming in my life and its not the kids its the monitors and the principle...I miss the compassion that was there in the previous years from Mrs. White and the teachers and the office staff I hope someone does something soon or there will be lots of kids transfering or moving...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

I definately rate this school a 1. I would go lower if I could. The school principal is very unprofessional. When behavior issues are presented, children are interrogated without a parent present. (Even the police cannot speak to a minor without a parent present.) Teachers are more focused on 'fashion' (the kids are required to wear uniforms) than education. The children are not properly supervised after school when waiting to be picked up. I have had family members pick up my children for early dismissals, and were not asked to see any identification. I do not want my children at this school, but unfortunately they have no choice. If you can keep from it, send your children to any other school in the district. I have heard no other complaints about any of the other schools other than Birdville 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education17%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education100%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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

All Students80%
Female70%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education29%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education57%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education57%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female83%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female74%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

All Students68%
Female73%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female54%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education80%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education80%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
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 "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 66% 52%
White 22% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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) 43%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • CHERIE WAGONER
Fax number
  • (817) 831-5736

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3126 Bewley Street
Haltom City, TX 76117
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Phone: (817) 547-1500

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