Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Bells ISD: A

Total students

383

Avg. teacher experience

15.2 years

Bells ISD: 13.3 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Bells ISD: 100%

Statewide: 90.3%

Bells Elementary School is an elementary school in Bells, TX, in the Bells ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 383 students. 19.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of B for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $52,585, which is $5,056 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 15.2 years of experience.

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Contact information

Address

1550 Ole Ambrose Rd
Bells, TX 75414

Office phone number

(903) 965-7725

Principal

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 22.4 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

383

African American

3 (0.8%)

Bells ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

11 (2.9%)

Bells ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (0.3%)

Bells ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

51 (13.3%)

Bells ISD: 10.2%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

299 (78.1%)

Bells ISD: 81.5%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

18 (4.7%)

Bells ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0.8%

American Indian

2.9%

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

13.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

78.1%

Two or more races

4.7%

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

19.3 %

Bells ISD: 24%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

46 %

Bells ISD: 35.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

2.3 %

Bells ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

19.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

46.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.3%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

2.3 %

Bells ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

5.5 %

Bells ISD: 7.7%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

16.4 %

Bells ISD: 12.3%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

2.3%

Gifted and talented

5.5%

Special education

16.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

B

Bells ISD: A

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

Bells ISD: A

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Bells ISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

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 2021 Accountability Manual.

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

0.6 %

Bells ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

Masked

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

2.6 %

Bells ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 7.2%

White

0.4 %

Bells ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 6.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

26

African American

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

26 (100%)

Bells ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.2%

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%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

20 (76.9%)

Bells ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

6 (23.1%)

Bells ISD: 28.4%

Statewide: 25%

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 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

14.7

Bells ISD: 12.3

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 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

15.2 years

Bells ISD: 13.3 years

Statewide: 11.2 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

$52,585

Bells ISD: $53,201

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$41,500

Bells ISD: $50,870

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$43,625

Bells ISD: $43,063

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$45,875

Bells ISD: $48,569

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$54,429

Bells ISD: $55,234

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$58,833

Bells ISD: $59,413

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$64,070

Bells ISD: $65,964

Statewide: $69,974

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