Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Houston ISD: B

Total students

718

Avg. teacher experience

15.9 years

Houston ISD: 10.8 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Houston ISD: 81%

Statewide: 90%

Bell Elementary School is an elementary school in Houston, TX, in the Houston ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 718 students. 83.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 48.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

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

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $61,683, which is $4,592 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 15.9 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.houstonisd.org

Address

12323 Shaftsbury Dr
Houston, TX 77031-3123

Office phone number

(281) 983-2800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Bell Elementary School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

718

African American

194 (27%)

Houston ISD: 22.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

3 (0.4%)

Houston ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

9 (1.3%)

Houston ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

483 (67.3%)

Houston ISD: 62.4%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

22 (3.1%)

Houston ISD: 9.2%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

7 (1%)

Houston ISD: 1.3%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

27.0%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

1.3%

Hispanic

67.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

3.1%

Two or more races

1.0%

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

83.8 %

Houston ISD: 71%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

87 %

Houston ISD: 79.3%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

52.2 %

Houston ISD: 34%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

83.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

87.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

52.2%

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

48.6 %

Houston ISD: 34.5%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

0 %

Houston ISD: 21.4%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

10 %

Houston ISD: 15.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

8.8 %

Houston ISD: 7.9%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

48.6%

Career and technical

N/A

Gifted and talented

10.0%

Special education

8.8%

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

Houston ISD: B

Student achievement

D

Houston ISD: C

School progress

B

Houston ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Houston 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) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

43

African American

19 (44.2%)

Houston ISD: 36%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

3 (7%)

Houston ISD: 5.7%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

15 (34.9%)

Houston ISD: 30%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

6 (14%)

Houston ISD: 26.4%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 1.5%

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%)

Houston ISD: 5.9%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

29 (67.4%)

Houston ISD: 70.2%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

13 (30.2%)

Houston ISD: 22.4%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

1 (2.3%)

Houston ISD: 1.6%

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

16.7

Houston ISD: 18.6

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

15.9 years

Houston ISD: 10.8 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

$61,683

Houston ISD: $56,340

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$54,369

Houston ISD: $47,742

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$54,413

Houston ISD: $51,911

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$52,592

Houston ISD: $54,839

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$58,302

Houston ISD: $57,993

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$72,358

Houston ISD: $68,708

Statewide: $65,449

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