Accountability rating (2018-2019)

A

Bells ISD: A

Total students

277

Avg. teacher experience

17.3 years

Bells ISD: 15.1 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

98.5 %

Bells ISD: 98.5%

Statewide: 90%

Bells High School is a high school in Bells, TX, in the Bells ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 277 students. 37.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

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

In the Class of 2019, 98.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

The average SAT score at Bells High School was 1048 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 20.5.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $52,588, which is $4,503 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 17.3 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

BELLSISD.NET

Address

1550 Ole Ambrose Rd
Bells, TX 75414-2689

Office phone number

(903) 965-7315

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Bells High 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

277

African American

2 (0.7%)

Bells ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

4 (1.4%)

Bells ISD: 2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

25 (9%)

Bells ISD: 10.8%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

2 (0.7%)

Bells ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

230 (83%)

Bells ISD: 81.9%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

14 (5.1%)

Bells ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0.7%

American Indian

1.4%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

9.0%

Pacific Islander

0.7%

White

83.0%

Two or more races

5.1%

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

37.2 %

Bells ISD: 27.9%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

25.3 %

Bells ISD: 37%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

0.4 %

Bells ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

37.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

25.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

0.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0.4 %

Bells ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

98.6 %

Bells ISD: 31%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

6.5 %

Bells ISD: 7.6%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

10.1 %

Bells ISD: 10.5%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

0.4%

Career and technical

98.6%

Gifted and talented

6.5%

Special education

10.1%

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 2019-2020 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.

Overall

A

Bells ISD: A

Student achievement

A

Bells ISD: A

School progress

B

Bells ISD: A

Closing the gaps

B

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

98.5 %

Bells ISD: 98.5%

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

100 %

Bells ISD: 100%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

98.2 %

Bells ISD: 98.2%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

Masked

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

98.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 3%

Asian

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

14.2 %

Bells ISD: 14.2%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

13.3 %

Bells ISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

15 %

Bells ISD: 15%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

0 %

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

15.8 %

Bells ISD: 15.8%

Statewide: 51%

African American

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

Masked

Bells ISD: Masked

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

6.3 %

Bells ISD: 6.3%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Bells ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1048

Bells ISD: 1048

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.5

Bells ISD: 20.5

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

45.6 %

Bells ISD: 45.6%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

44.1 %

Bells ISD: 44.1%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

35.3 %

Bells ISD: 35.3%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

45.6%

Math

44.1%

Reading + Math

35.3%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

26.7

African American

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1 (3.7%)

Bells ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Bells ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

25.7 (96.3%)

Bells ISD: 98.6%

Statewide: 57.7%

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%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

19.6 (73.2%)

Bells ISD: 73%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

7.2 (26.8%)

Bells ISD: 27%

Statewide: 24.5%

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 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

10.4

Bells ISD: 12.2

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

17.3 years

Bells ISD: 15.1 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

$52,588

Bells ISD: $50,933

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$40,500

Bells ISD: $40,375

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$44,157

Bells ISD: $42,248

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$52,665

Bells ISD: $48,771

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$55,126

Bells ISD: $53,811

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$53,668

Bells ISD: $57,072

Statewide: $65,449

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