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B B Owen Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 477 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

The worst school my child has ever attended. Poorly ran School , I feel their is a safety concern....no school should allow bday spankings by the coach. Bullies are allowed to pick on kids and victims are mistreated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

It is okay as far as schools go. If your not part of the "in crowd" you will be snubbed by parents and staff. If your children are having learning issues they do not do anything. They do have an awesome coach but all the other departments are lacking such as science and music. The extra stuff they do is really corny and unorganized. My child was ahead for their age group and now is behind. I have had to reteach subjects at home because my child didn't even know how to do the homework. After being rethought child does much better. I think popularity comes before learning with parents and staff and it rubs off on the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

My son is in kindergarten in a special program. They treat him with kindness and respect. And they are very accomodating to his needs. He didn't like school very much, but since starting at BB Owen he has changed his tune and likes school again. I am so happy with BB Owen that I am purchasing a home in the school's zone so he does not ever have to go back to his home school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

i loved this school i went here 3-4 grade and im in 11th grade now still proud to be a bob cat roper


Posted July 18, 2011

My daughter is entering her last year at B.B.Owen and I have to say that our experience at B.B.Owen has been all positive. The staff is wonderful and P.T.A. is great . We will miss B.B.Owen. I would recommend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

The teachers here are very attentive to your children and very helpful to the parents. The PTA here is very involved. My son loves coming here!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

BB Owen has undergone some changes in the last couple of years and, it's all for the BEST! The staff challenges the kids, the extracurricular programs are fantastic, Coach Cox never stops moving and the administrators support the children, parents, and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We will be moving out of this school's area as soon as possible. I tried to volunteer and do PTA but I didn't fit into the clique so I was shut out. I appreciate the value of the PE program, but I would like to see a arts, math, science, and other programs take priority over running around the building and line dancing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

There are teachers, faculty and staff at BB Owen who go beyond their job descriptions to help each child succeed and feel loved. The environment is one of family not institutiion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This is my children's first year at BB Owen and we have been more than impressed with the school. The teachers are wonderful. The PTA is VERY active and well organized. The extracurricular activites are great and very innovative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

B.B. Owen has the best teachers, administrators & PTA. Coach Cox is the best coach - he is super involved, leading a jump rope club, running club and dance club - plus he sincerely loves our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love the school pride that is shown there daily by staff and students. I am glad our kids now go to BB Owen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

Many of the teachers are wonderful and absolutely go above and beyond for their students. The school administration is absolutely terrible, though. The principal is uninvolved and uncaring, the office staff is terrible, and my son has actually regressed in Kindergarten. The PTA is uneffective, cliqueish, and disorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

My children love BB Owen. Mrs. Fontes is an amazing principal who will go the extra mile to ensure your child is in the best environment possible. The teachers are definitely not here just for a paycheck and many volunteer their time to offer the children as many extracurricular opportunites as they are able. I would not change a thing. We are moving, and I am terrified that we will not find another public elementary school that can compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

I wish the school would require or at least encourage science fair and/or invention convention. I was suprised this was not done. Also, although pleased with many things, the stronger students are not challenged enough with higher thinking skills development!


Posted September 20, 2006

We love BB Owen. I don't believe you will find another elementary with as much involvement as this one. Mr. Cox is so involved in promoting kids health! The new principle has moved in and made some changes. You will now enjoy eating lunch with your children, it is quiet yet the kids are allowed to speak to one another. If I had it my way, my kids would be here indefinitely. We have been here for 4 years now. You will find parents involved and activities for your kids to participate in, honor choir, ropers club, jogging club,, UIL, etc. I am also pleased with the academic's of the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I have been involved with BB.Owen for 2 years as a parent. My experience at this school has not been pleasant. The ladies in the front office are very disorganized and rude. Questions that I have asked, don't get answered when it comes to my child. Needs much improvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

I think BB Owen is a wonderful school. I like how the staff, especially the PE teacher, Mr Cox is so interactive with the kids. It makes me feel like they really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

Smaller schools are beneficial for students for the most part. Usually class size stays the same-Administrators just don't have to hire more teachers. ratio 1-18 usually, which is great, but not exceptional over other schools. One benefit of smaller schools is they get through the lunch line and are able to finish their lunches and halls aren't as congested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

I have been involved at B.B.Owen for over 9 years as a parent and volunteer.I have seen the office staff go from cold to warm.(especially if they know you)Office looks a little disorganized and cluttered-first impressions are important!Academically it's the BEST school (shhh but we don't tell everyone) it might make the classes fill up faster.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

82 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

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 82% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students90%
Female83%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education90%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students82%
Female75%
Male90%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students82%
Female74%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education60%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male69%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education17%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted71%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • 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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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 49% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 14% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • JENNIFER SPITZER
Fax number
  • (972) 350-9000

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5640 Squires Drive
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: (469) 713-5950

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