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Bluebonnet Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 671 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 15, 2014

My family recently moved into Bluebonnet territory as well. This school has made a complete turn around and continues to soar thanks to wonderful teachers and administration. If you are considering moving into Bluebonnet's zone, do not hesitate. Remember to recognize the date of negative reviews, and focus on the current success of the school.


Posted January 1, 2014

This school has done multiple things wrong. I woukd not recommend Bluebonnet Elementary to anyone. In fact I tell everyone the problems I had and currently have with them and the teacher. I will not go into detail, as I have brought all of my problems up to the teacher and principal. And they still haven't been resolved. So please if you love your children, then dont send them here. This is why we are selling our house and moving to a different school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2013

Because of the past reviews on this site, I was hesitant to move within Bluebonnet boundaries. We did anyways, in hopes we could transfer our kindergartener to Deep Wood (a few block to the North)After a failed transfer request, we did not have a choice. That denied transfer is the best thing to happen to our family! What you do not gather from the "3" rating and previous posts is the following: Principle Nino has turned the school upside down and has cleaned house. The staff is extraordinary. The school offers a dual language program (if you wish, completely optional). A preschool program- also, a dual language opportunity. Library nights- read books and play board games! A family account is also available. The school is small, smaller class sizes, more imitate. The second time I came into the school the office staff and the principal knew my name, and BOTH of my sons' names (the kindergartener and the preschooler) without any reminders. The staff know the kids, are very aware of their strengths, and celebrate them! "Relationships" sums it up! Even the crossing guards are friendly, giving stickers to kids as they wait. I have so much pride in this school that I once dreaded!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

When I read the first two reviews, I thought, "This can't be my Bluebonnet." Then I noticed the dates they were written. The Bluebonnet School today is a wonderful and caring learning environment. I have volunteered at Bluebonnet for 2 years and see how dedicated the teachers are. The "new" principal, Ms. Nino, is topnotch, from what I have observerd. The office staff are caring and welcoming. They even have open library on Tuesday evenings for students and parents and had a summer library program as well. I often see mentors and other volunteers at Bluebonnet. Together we are working hard to teach the children in a fun and safe environment. I am thankful for the fine teachers I have seen in action.


Posted August 3, 2007

I have seen Bluebonnet go through many changes in the past 17 years, some good some bad. I just have to say that our newest principal, Lucy McVey, has been the best thing to happen at Bluebonnet since Barbara Perry held that position!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 28, 2006

I have had 1 child attend Bluebonnet and overall have felt that he received very poor instruction. While teachers seem to be okay and caring, when the doors to their rooms close students say differently. The school used to be good. When Mr. Gates was principal I felt welcome and needed as a part of the 'team' at the school. The new principal was very mean and harsh to both students and teachers. Many of the teachers do the minimum that they have to for class. There are a lot of worksheets and not a lot of real experiences. Lots of textbooks and what seems to be drill and kill. We had one great teacher in 1st grade, but she left to work at the district with lots of other schools. Bluebonnet has potential, but needs some real change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

This school has received great criticism in the past years but little recognition for its excellent teachers and overall school dedication for education. My three children have attended Bluebonnet since 1997 and fell they recieved the excellent education. Of course evey school has its challenges and weaknesses but this school has quality teachers and a caring adminstration.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Female85%
Male70%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students73%
Female85%
Male64%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education80%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male84%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male54%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students68%
Female64%
Male70%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted67%
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

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual47%

Writing

All Students36%
Female43%
Male29%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
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 Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual35%

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingual50%

Science

All Students57%
Female50%
Male65%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual36%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • 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 71% 50%
White 16% 31%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Gabi Nino
Fax number
  • (512) 428-7790

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1010 Chisholm Vly Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681
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