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Bell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 455 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2010

The class sizes are very large. Teachers are nice and some so a great job of giving personal attention to those who need it. However, I don't think they are keeping their magnet standards. (They are trying to remedy that.) I never felt they were challenging enough for a bright student. I just found that my kids were coming home bored with school and not wanting to go so often that made me think we needed to find a better school. PTA has been on a down slope since 2006. There is no strong PTA or parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

This is a busy school. Academics are a very high standard. They are teaching the children art, music, introducing them to computers. It is also a magnet school that focuses on the arts. The students are being introduced to video production. They broadcast their morning news 'Bear News' live each and every morning. PTA is very big on campus and there is much parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

Bell has an excellent staff of dedicated teachers. Both of my children are thriving in their classrooms with a love for learning. The teachers there are constantly working to challenge gifted learners and go above and beyond to tutor those students that need additional help. I'm impressed by the teachers willingness to provide training sessions for parents as well at all levels K-5. As for extracurricular activities, my daughter participates in a weekly cheerleading program (teacher led) and my son is beginning an afterschool art program for 4th graders with the art teacher. I've never seen a team of teachers so willing to give of their time and talents. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to participate to improve student performance. We are blessed to be a part of Bell Elementary. I highly recommend you check it out if you are interested in an excellent school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Bell is a top notch school. My son is getting an excellent education! Bell has expectations set high for student performance and the teachers work very hard to help every child achieve that goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Superb teacher - pupil interaction! Goals are set and worked toward- especially good P.E. program, thanks to Judy Stanley.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual60%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual67%

Math

All Students51%
Female65%
Male38%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingual78%

Writing

All Students52%
Female68%
Male36%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)62%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted50%
Bilingual78%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual46%

Math

All Students62%
Female57%
Male65%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)47%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual46%

Science

All Students73%
Female59%
Male81%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted71%
Bilingual62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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
Hispanic 51% 52%
Black 30% 13%
White 16% 29%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 28%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
  • KERI HAMPTON
Fax number
  • (903) 262-1821

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1409 East Hankerson Street
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: (903) 262-1820

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