Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

El Paso ISD: B

Total students

526

Avg. teacher experience

12.9 years

El Paso ISD: 13.4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

El Paso ISD: 87.1%

Statewide: 90%

Bliss Elementary School is an elementary school in El Paso, TX, in the El Paso ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 526 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 41.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 23% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $55,884, which is $1,207 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

bliss.episd.org

Address

4401 Sheridan Rd
El Paso, TX 79906-3400

Office phone number

(915) 587-2540

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Bliss Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 19. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 19.7 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 19.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

526

African American

82 (15.6%)

El Paso ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

9 (1.7%)

El Paso ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

198 (37.6%)

El Paso ISD: 83.5%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

19 (3.6%)

El Paso ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

176 (33.5%)

El Paso ISD: 9.5%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

42 (8%)

El Paso ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

15.6%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

1.7%

Hispanic

37.6%

Pacific Islander

3.6%

White

33.5%

Two or more races

8.0%

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

41.8 %

El Paso ISD: 59%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

57 %

El Paso ISD: 73.9%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

8 %

El Paso ISD: 31.9%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

41.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

57.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

8.0%

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

23 %

El Paso ISD: 37.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

El Paso ISD: 29.9%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

4.9 %

El Paso ISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

16.9 %

El Paso ISD: 11.5%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

23.0%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

4.9%

Special education

16.9%

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

B

El Paso ISD: B

Student achievement

C

El Paso ISD: B

School progress

B

El Paso ISD: B

Closing the gaps

B

El Paso 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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

33.6

African American

1 (3%)

El Paso ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

22.8 (67.9%)

El Paso ISD: 73.5%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

9.8 (29.1%)

El Paso ISD: 22%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 1.1%

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%)

El Paso ISD: 1%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

25.1 (74.7%)

El Paso ISD: 71.2%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

8.5 (25.3%)

El Paso ISD: 27%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.7%

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

15.6

El Paso ISD: 14.4

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

12.9 years

El Paso ISD: 13.4 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

$55,884

El Paso ISD: $54,966

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$50,549

El Paso ISD: $38,733

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$50,926

El Paso ISD: $50,492

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$51,258

El Paso ISD: $52,331

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$58,400

El Paso ISD: $56,490

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$66,942

El Paso ISD: $62,813

Statewide: $65,449

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