Accountability rating

B

Bells ISD: A

Total students

403

Avg. teacher experience

14.9 years

Bells ISD: 15.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Bells ISD: 98.4%

Statewide: 90%

Bells Elementary School is an elementary school in Bells, TX, in the Bells ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 403 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 17.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.5% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $47,789, which is $6,333 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Address

1550 Ole Ambrose Rd
Bells, TX 75414

Office phone number

(903) 965-7725

Principals

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Bells Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

403

African American

3 (0.7%)

Bells ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

12 (3%)

Bells ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

47 (11.7%)

Bells ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.2%)

Bells ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

326 (80.9%)

Bells ISD: 82.6%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

14 (3.5%)

Bells ISD: 4%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.7%

American Indian

3.0%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

11.7%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

80.9%

Two or more races

3.5%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

17.9 %

Bells ISD: 26.4%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

48.4 %

Bells ISD: 38.7%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

1.5 %

Bells ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

17.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

48.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1.5 %

Bells ISD: 1%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

0 %

Bells ISD: 30.9%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

5.7 %

Bells ISD: 6.9%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

10.4 %

Bells ISD: 10.6%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

1.5%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

5.7%

Special education

10.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

B

Bells ISD: A

Student achievement

B

Bells ISD: A

School progress

B

Bells ISD: A

Closing the gaps

C

Bells ISD: B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

27

African American

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

27 (100%)

Bells ISD: 97.2%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

23 (85.2%)

Bells ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

4 (14.8%)

Bells ISD: 22.1%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

14.9

Bells ISD: 12.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

14.9 years

Bells ISD: 15.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$47,789

Bells ISD: $47,802

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$37,500

Bells ISD: $36,677

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$39,125

Bells ISD: $39,366

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$42,250

Bells ISD: $42,541

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$50,450

Bells ISD: $50,739

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$58,468

Bells ISD: $55,228

Statewide: $62,039

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