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Bell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 813 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2014

do not enroll your kids here. you will not be happy. It was a decent school until the new principal came. Unorganized and the staff are cold and will answer with, "i don't know" most times and you the parent will have to inquire as to who could answer your question. so, imagine how they do the kids if parents are treated this way. No one really smiles to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

This school is horrible! I can not believe I let my son & daughter go here for the short time that they did! The staff is horrible. I've witnessed them pulling and dragging the kids around, they yelled at them, and treated them with total disrespect. Thank goodness my kids were well behaved and had decent teachers or I would have really been worried for them. Its almost like a prison in there. During lunch, the students are monitored in the cafeteria by someone with a microphone who is constantly yelling at them to be quiet and eat. If your kids attend this school, watch out for the man that works in the library. Hes short, bald, and wears glasses. He's the one who I've witnessed dragging children by the arm the most! I have finally moved my children to a FBISD school. The atmosphere is so much more better than Kate Bell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a great school. It meet the State Standardized Tests. Teachers and staffs are good. I would recomend this shool with my friends, and relative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is an excelent school that everybody want to come to join.


Posted February 29, 2008

I use to go to this school when I was younger so I just assumed it would be a good school for my kids, but now I am not so sure. There are no men teachers at the school. It is basically being run by nothing but women. They walk around like they have a chip on their shoulders. I feel like they only care about their paychecks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

School administrators experienced and nuturing. Student population is racially unbalanced. School is maintained well and very safe. In 2005, renovations going on.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education29%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education57%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented97%

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)97%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female100%
Male83%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education73%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented91%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education64%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented95%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingual90%

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual85%
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%
Female71%
Male73%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education17%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)48%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual48%

Math

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
Black or African American58%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education29%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual52%

Writing

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education17%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)24%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual19%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female69%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education0%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented97%
Non-Gifted67%
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 "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

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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 57% 52%
Black 36% 13%
White 3% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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) 42%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • EDRICK MOULTRY
Fax number
  • (713) 983-2802

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12323 Shaftsbury Drive
Houston, TX 77031
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Phone: (281) 983-2800

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