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Bonham Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1059 students

 

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Posted November 25, 2013

I gave the school a rating of 3 for the good teachers who I have met who do their best. The problem in this school is the constant change in administration the current one has not managed to maintain what the previous principal Tammie Daily accomplished. They do not offer support for the parents or teachers either they do not know what they are doing or they do not care. It is a shame because as a parent I was excited about the changes implemented by Daily but under Principal Chavez I m not sure about this school anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2012

I was a student there from K- 4th grade, and I absolutely loved the teachers and all the activities we did.


Posted March 15, 2012

I went to this school from 2nd grade till 5th grade. Now I am 20 years old, this school is still fresh on my mind. They had wonderful teachers that knew what they were doing and wonderful activities. They had alot of different programs for all kinds. I never failed any grades because they had really good teachers and after school programs to help with kids falling behind. I was in girl scouts, volleyball and art class. I use to love field day, they would have so many thing going on at once.! I love this school and I will never forget any of my childhood memories spent there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

This is a very good school, I attended this school as a child and now I want my son to enjoy this school as I did. The teachers are very involved in the students activities and my son has learned alot in the short time school has been in. I am really happy that he likes it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

I have three kids at this school and they are all excited about school. They love their teachers and the staff is always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

My son just completed 5th grade at this school. He went to a summer camp for upcoming sixth graders and said he felt like he was the smartest kid in the camp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

this school used to be great my child had been gt since first grade until fifth grade the teachers were very caring and involved in these students a great deal of the teachers left the school and so alot of the extra curricular activities left too I have a second grader there now and I am not happy with the way things are now
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Not much parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

This school is good if you just want the basic education and very little caring from the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

have encountered disrepectful teachers on 3 occasions. classes are around 21 students on average. PTA fairly organized. not too many extracurrilar activities. other agencies housed at school to help with extra needs, such as clothing, food, etc. (social work).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

My daughter is a kindergartner at Bonham. She was in pre-k last year and her teacher was Mrs. Cruickshank. I can't say enough about how wonderful she was. She truly understands the difficulty that some children have transitioning from home to school. She was wonderful. I do have one complaint about Bonham and it may be more of a district promblem that school. The bussing system is atrocious. In the afternoon I was told they send all the pre-k and kindergartners home on the first run, and that it should get there around 3:15 or so, yet I have witnessed with my child and other children them not coming home on the first or second run. They end up coming on a third (overflow) run and that is often 4pm or even later. I don't understand how that happens. So that is somenthing that should be adressed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

125 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

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 82% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female77%
Male57%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black or African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented85%

Math

All Students58%
Female67%
Male51%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)66%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male59%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented77%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)45%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students57%
Female50%
Male65%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education50%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female63%
Male77%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted65%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Gifted/talented75%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingual68%

Math

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted55%
Bilingual94%

Writing

All Students62%
Female72%
Male51%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented81%
Not Gifted58%
Bilingual84%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted64%
Bilingual43%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual77%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)81%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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 73% 52%
Black 23% 13%
White 2% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 62%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MARY FERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (713) 778-3482

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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8302 Braes River Drive
Houston, TX 77074
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