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Bulverde Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 887 students

 
 

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2011:
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Posted February 16, 2014

Really awesome school. The teachers and principals are very involved. We could tell right away the first year of Kindergarten that the entire staff genuinely cares for the children. Our teachers have always spent individual time getting to know each child, and the families. The office staff is friendly and helpful, and we have just had the best experiences here. The school promotes art, spanish, reading, math and PE--not just the basic coverage, but real in depth study. They have a parent volunteer program that's open to all, and extra curricular activities including KIN after school care. I can't say enough about the teachers and staff at Bulverde Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

We love Bulverde Creek! The teachers and administrators are excellent! Highly recommend this school for your kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

We love Bulverde Creek. My son has had two loving and nurturing teachers who have made lasting impressions on his academic career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I'm not sure what is wrong with these children but I have found that the majority of these children are HORRIBLE! No manners, mean, and disrespectful. I am very happy with my decision to pull my daughter out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

My children (K & 1st) attended Bulverde Creek during the 09-10 school year. Both had fabulous teachers and everyone at the school was incredibly friendly. However, during the last few months before summer break, my kindergarten daughter started complaining about some little girls being mean (bullying). I told her to tell a teacher. Eventually, the bullying escalated to physical, with me picking her up crying with scrapes from being pushed to the ground. This time we went to the principal. We were told that they could not do anything because they did not actually see it happen. Just a warning if you have a quiet child. Pick a school that actually has a bullying policy. There is a new principal at Bulverde Creek this year- hopefully it is better now. Obviously we moved our children to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We love this school! We moved here from California last summer, and we have continued to be impressed by the teachers,office staff,they know all the children by name,which is very nice.The teachers,are friendly,and really care about the students,and it shows.I have a 4th & 5th grader there now,and they have adjusted so wonderfully to this school,with new friends,and lots of activites.They are both in a choir program,that is nothing short of fabulous,with performances throughout the school year. We are a retired military family,and they have a very high level of respect for military families,honoring us at a very touching Veteran's day performance.We feel we couldn't of picked a better school for our girls.Go Texans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Because they love thier kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

This school has provided a fantastic learning environment for our children! The administrators and faculty do a superb job of balancing academics with fun to instill a love of learning in the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I have no complaints about my kids school, only praise. I can't say enough about the loving, caring atmosphere at BCE. Both my kids are doing very well and look forward to going to school insted of dreading it. Lots of extra activities with before and after school clubs. The PTA is wonderful and not cliqueish at all. You can tell that they are in it for the students and not themselves. If you are looking to moving to the area, let BCE be your deciding factor, it's a GREAT place for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

The staff at the school are dedicated, hard working and creative people. I have two students at the school. One is a grade ahead and gifted, and he loves Robotics Club and Media Club and is hoping to get into Chess Club. My daughter is loving her first year of Kindergarten, loves her teachers and has nothing but good things to say about school. Couldn't say better things about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

My child has been at BCE since the day they opened their doors. I could not be more pleased. The PTA has energectic leaders and strong parent involvement. They have been welcoming to working and non-working mom's alike. That is unusual in a school this size. I am grateful to the parents and staff. I will be sad to leave for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

Wonderful School! I have nothing negative to say about this school staff is friendly and campus nice and clean. Every students get their own special attention and the parents are always kept updated of their childs behavior and progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

Excellent school! Great students, wonderful faculty, a lot of community involvement. Inviting climate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This truly is a great school. The staff is very open to parent involvement and suggestions. The only area of improvement I see could be in the training of 1st time special ed teachers. Overall this is a great school and they are very willing to work with each student on their individual needs so they can get the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Love the school, Love Mrs. McBee, love the PTA, they are trying to do great things this year. The facility is very nice and clean thanks to a dedicated custodian staff. The teachers are so caring and consistant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

Great Staff. PTA is okay. Very Clickish. Good Luck trying to get an idea past them.
—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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

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

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American83%
Asian71%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education55%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black or African American83%
Asian86%
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education33%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male79%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education64%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education62%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female88%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
White 45% 29%
Hispanic 43% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 4% 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) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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