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Bess Campbell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 731 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $297,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,310.

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Posted October 17, 2013

Both my grandchildren attend Campbell. My daughter and son-in-law enrolled them not knowing a thing, good or bad, about Campbell. All of us ar very happy with the progress the children have made. Teachers are concerned, helpful, and keep in touch with parents. Thanks to Campbell and the staff for four great years.


Posted April 11, 2011

We've had two children attend Campbell, both having previously attended private school. First, the people are what make this school great. The teachers are very caring and accessible and encourage a lot of parental involvement. They are equipped to handle kids with special needs in a way the private schools simply can't. Everyone, from the counselor to the nurse to the principal, are top-knotch and very giving of their time. Anyone who feels detached from these personable professionals is simply not making the effort to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

My twins went to Campbell and loved it. We couldn't say enough at how awesome the teachers are. They care, they do extra things to make sure the kids get the lessons learned. My kids go back to see those teachers, because they made an impact in my twins lives. The principle is excellent and has great kid skills of communication. I am gald we moved to Greatwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

Don't kid yourself, if you're into teachers losing your child, knives being brought to school but the child who brings it in is not punished because the teacher and parent are buddies...then this is the school for you! Principal is a complete snob, assistant principal is out of touch with anything not involving marathons and the teachers are just plain old mean. This school is all about who knows who and who is in the "Greatwood in crowd". I pulled mine out and they now attend private school. Not worth the trouble!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

My daughter is in kindergarten, so she hasn't been at Campbell long, but we've had an excellent experience so far. Her teacher is wonderful, and I haven't heard any complaints about other teachers. Field Day was a downer compared to what it was when I was in school...no competition = no fun for the kids. I also agree with another reviewer about the size of the school. Some of us need to be shifted over to Dickinson to alleviate crowding at Campbell. But my daughter is really enjoying her first year, and she's learned SO much in these first few months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

Hate it. We are from CA and it is large, impersonal and not at all what I want for my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

We moved here - and changed our daughter's school - beginning in 3rd grade. I'm so glad we did. There are great opportunities for kids to get involved in higher level thinking, music programs, and more. Teachers are held to a high standard. Awesome parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Great School with wonderful teachers who really care about their students.Parental involvment is encouraged.Everyone involved at Campbell takes pride in the school including the Greatwood community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I love this school! My kids love their teachers and the new pricipal Ms Michelle Koerth is Awesome. I moved to Greatwood just so my kids could attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

This is a very great school! Excellent teachers! What more can we ask for? My son was very well challenged in this school. It is very sad that we have to move out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

Although new to this school it seems to have a great amount of good teachers. However the principal is 'all business' What it really needs is a lower enrollment--its extremely overcrowded for an elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

My child is in kindergarten,and it has been an extraordinarty experience for her. She has an excellent teacher. She is excited to learn and is already reading and doing fractions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

This is my son's third year at this school, he is now in 2nd grade and he loves it. He has had great teachers and improve himself thanks to the school.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American92%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
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

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American82%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
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

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black or African American60%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted76%
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%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black or African American63%
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black or African American75%
Asian92%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
Black or African American91%
Asian88%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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

  • 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 68% 29%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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