Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

El Paso ISD: B

Total students

423

Avg. teacher experience

10.9 years

El Paso ISD: 13.4 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

El Paso ISD: 88.8%

Statewide: 90.3%

Bliss Elementary School is an elementary school in El Paso, TX, in the El Paso ISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 423 students. 45.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 16.3% 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 $48,700, which is $8,941 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 10.9 years of experience.

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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 2007 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

423

African American

55 (13%)

El Paso ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

3 (0.7%)

El Paso ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

9 (2.1%)

El Paso ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

156 (36.9%)

El Paso ISD: 84.5%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

11 (2.6%)

El Paso ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

147 (34.8%)

El Paso ISD: 8.6%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

42 (9.9%)

El Paso ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

13.0%

American Indian

0.7%

Asian

2.1%

Hispanic

36.9%

Pacific Islander

2.6%

White

34.8%

Two or more races

9.9%

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

45.4 %

El Paso ISD: 61%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

66.9 %

El Paso ISD: 74.5%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

6.9 %

El Paso ISD: 32.9%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

45.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

66.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

6.9%

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

16.3 %

El Paso ISD: 38.1%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

6.9 %

El Paso ISD: 13.4%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

16.1 %

El Paso ISD: 11.6%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

16.3%

Gifted and talented

6.9%

Special education

16.1%

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 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

El Paso ISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

C

El Paso ISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

B

El Paso ISD: B

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

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 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

6.9 %

El Paso ISD: 10.1%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

N/A

El Paso ISD: 10%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

5.6 %

El Paso ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

0 %

El Paso ISD: 2.4%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

9.5 %

El Paso ISD: 10.7%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

10 %

El Paso ISD: 7.3%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

6.2 %

El Paso ISD: 7%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

2.9 %

El Paso ISD: 6.3%

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

36.5

African American

1 (2.7%)

El Paso ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

26.6 (73%)

El Paso ISD: 73.7%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

8.8 (24.2%)

El Paso ISD: 21.6%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 1%

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%)

El Paso ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

26.2 (71.8%)

El Paso ISD: 71.6%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

10.3 (28.2%)

El Paso ISD: 26.8%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

El Paso ISD: 0.8%

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

11.6

El Paso ISD: 13.5

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

10.9 years

El Paso ISD: 13.4 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

$48,700

El Paso ISD: $55,525

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$19,368

El Paso ISD: $34,440

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$53,189

El Paso ISD: $51,985

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$45,260

El Paso ISD: $53,717

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$54,945

El Paso ISD: $56,836

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$52,574

El Paso ISD: $61,807

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

N/A

El Paso ISD: $65,309

Statewide: $69,974

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