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Bush Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 715 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 5, 2014

This school is great! We moved here after being stationed in 29 Palms CA and lived on a Marine base, lets just say this school far exceeds the school our daughter was at there. She started kindergarten in California and finished it at Bush. She was struggling a lot with reading espeially, but since attending Bush she can now read like a pro after just a few months. We have seen such an improvement and love all the parent involvement. My mother was a teacher at a private school for many years and after visiting this school a few times she says its amazing for a public school. Love Mrs.Westmoreland by the way, she the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

Bush elementary, we withdrew our son from second grade because the administration was teaching to the STARS test all ready which is not given until the third grade, this is a terrible school, and several of our sons peers are being held back because of undiagnosed problems the teachers ignore and let the parents get privately diagnosed. They have an overall retention rate of 14.2% while the CISD district is at 12.4%. They are pushing the the passing of the test, and I would not recommend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

Great school I have two boys. My older son has Down Syndrome and he is reading, writing , and he loves Math all these because of its competent school' staff. Now he is attending Mitchell intermediate . My younger son just loves Bush. The teachers are the best !!!! The school is beautiful and always clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

Bush is a fabulous school! It was completely remodeled last year and is beautiful inside. Mrs. Mills is the principal and does a wonderful job making sure all of the children are placed appropriately with the right type of teacher to benefit their full academic potential and personalities. Bush has more parent involvement than any school in The Woodlands. Our daughter loves this school and actually misses it over the summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

School is very very old! Front office was remodeled ages ago and the Smell is really bad inside, like mildew. I stepped into an office and there were about three air fresheners on her desk. Teachers are very aggressive and are NOT nurturing at all. They make children come out end of day ready for parents by having them sit outside 102 degree weather and sit down on hot concrete. I think the Bush's would drop their jaws if they saw this going on......Remodel school, get rid of the older mean teachers and bring in YOUNG educated teachers that LOVE children and love to nurture and give positive influence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

Lacking in personal attention to kids. Principal dictates military atmosphere at school.At lunch kids must be silent for 5 min at begin, middle, & end of lunch;all while a teacher yells "if you make a sound you loose recess; if you're whispering I shouldn't hear you, etc" I was so stressed I couldn't eat. The Principal's focus= Exemplary School; therefore, all time, money, & energy is for TAKS. Above level kids sit bored doing repetitive work.Principal refused to stop a teacher bullying special needs child; a teacher yelling at children to the point of scaring them to tears and nightmares; non-educational videos used in excess to "fill" school days. Celebrate leaving Busch never dealing with Principal, Mrs. Mills again because their kids graduated. I was filled with dread and worry because I was starting again as 1 was leaving. I also know parents who began homeschooling because of Mrs. Mills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

After attending a private pre-school and kindergarten, we enrolled at Bush Elementary. This school offers an excellent curriculum and top notch leadership from the principal. There is above average parental involvement. Most of the teachers are caring. There is an awesome carnival in the spring. It is not, however, a perfect school. We have heard from more than one teacher, that "it is a public school and they don't have the time" to give personal attention to students. The PTA is a clique, and if you aren't in the group, you'll feel like an outsider at the meetings. There is a military atmosphere at lunch time, and the teachers can be heavy handed with the "red book," requiring children to sign for the tiniest of infractions. My son started there loving school and learning, and unfortunately, despises school now. If your child is an extreme rule follower who does not need individual attention, her or she will do well at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

This is simply an outstanding school and I can't say enough good things about it. We moved here in the middle of the school year and the teachers and students were so welcoming to my daughter. It made the transition so much more pleasant. The next year the "baby" of the family started kindergarden and he and I had a really hard time with it. :) We were able to survive because of the endless patience and compassion of his awesome teacher! The parental involvement is outstanding and really makes a difference for the kids. I could go on forever, but the bottom line is the school is a gem! We will miss you terribly Mrs. Reyna and a huge thank you to you, Mrs. Lawler and Mrs. Bryant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

We are a Military family and move every couple years. And I can honestly say that this school was the BEST I have even been a part of. I am very thankful that we were able to have 2 years there and I know that it made a huge impact on my daughter. Thank you to Mrs.Fentress & Mrs. Reyna....WE MISS YOU!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Great ISD and Bush has great faculty and takes care of our children very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

We've been at Bush for 4 years this year and it's been mostly a great experience for my children and our family. The teachers are phenomenal and parents are encouraged to volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

We transferred to Bush when from a neighboring district 1 1/2 years ago. We highly recommend the school. The janitors, nurse, teachers, bus drivers, and people who work in the front office display professional, kind, caring, attitudes. My child actually enjoys going to school and learning now. I was impressed when my child was given extra help from a former teacher to prepare for the TAKS test (met in a small group twice weekly during school hours) Parental support is phenomenal. They do not bombard you with fundraisers. Art, keyboarding, and music program excellent. Excellent programs and field trips for the kids. Homework at times is extreme. The former first lady and Sadie visited the school this year, and the former American Idol contestant Will McCar performed for the students. Everything seems well planned and runs smooth. This school makes learning fun for the kids. Routine parent teacher conferences.Fun Carnival!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

This school was extremely detrimental to my very bright and energetic child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

As we are new to the area, we cannot comment on all aspects of Bush school. Initial contact showed us a professional, open and friendly face, where the staff has proved themselves to be more than accommodating. We certainly feel happy and confident about Bush as our choice of school. Our 5 year old has taken to the school immediately, and is delighted with her teacher (Mrs Brown in KG), and is glad to go to school each day. She has even elected to travel by bus. The overall feel of the school is reassuring and inspires confidence in the abilities of the staff to care for and guide children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

We recently started school at Bush and I have nothing but good impressions so far. My kid love going to school each morning and I feel good about sending them there each day. We have previously been in private school before we moved here, but so far I think that the quality of education appears to be equal. I love the fact that the kids bike to school each day, and it to rains they can take the school bus home again. Everything at the school seems to run smoothly and has been well thought out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

Bush is a wonderful school with caring teachers. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

You could not ask for a better public school. Having lived in other parts of the country, I would compare Bush to the majority of private schools on the quality of academics coupled with a high level of parent involvement. Most schools in The Woodlands are good, but when your children are at the Jr High/Sr High level the schools are much too big.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education20%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 29%
Hispanic 12% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 13%
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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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