School Details

Blanton Elementary School

P O Box 3912, Odessa, TX 79760
(432) 456-1259
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 643 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
61%
76%
59%
49%
70%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ector County Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
56%
74%
48%
48%
70%
70%
57%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ector County Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
65%
76%
59%
63%
79%
61%
60%
73%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ector County Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
66%
77%
71%
69%
79%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ector County Isd average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blanton Elementary School is a public middle school in Odessa. The principal of Blanton Elementary School is MARLYN YOUNG, whose e-mail is marlyn.young@ectorcountyisd.org. 643 children attend Blanton Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Blanton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 643 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 45% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Blanton Elementary School is 17:1. Nimitz J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.8%
Multiracial 1% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 51%
Limited English proficiency 3% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 52% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Principle Voss has refused to work with and interferes with doctors trying to diagnose a young student being evaluated with special needs. Teachers display partiality and favoritism among students refusing to recognize excellent academic achievements in a student with disability that they state have not achieved good citizenship when other students displaying behavioral problems noticeable to other parents are awarded for academic excellence. Blanton is not awarding academic success where it is displayed. "A" and "A/B" honor role is about grades... not about difficulties with communication and expression.

  • (2 years ago)

    Blanton is not a good school. Teachers constantly make rude comments within earshot of parents about their kids. Faculty and staff is unhelpful and does not care if they "forget" to gather missed work when our child had a serious illness keeping him home for a week. My child was nearly set back because of the office staff not following up and getting needed homework for me to pick up after school. Also teachers are constantly not sending (or sending too late or almost too late) communications from the administration causing us to miss timely information important for us to know about our child.

  • (3 years ago)

    Blanton is one of the best elementary schools in Odessa. The staff is wonderful...from the office to the classroom. The principal is wonderful as well. This year was my son's first year in public school (in 4th grade) and his teacher is absolutely amazing and he could not be happier. Nothing but praise for this campus!

  • (3 years ago)

    New for this year Principle Voss has a terrific track record from her years as Vice Principle at Milam Elementary. She brings to Blanton a level of accessibility and involvement that seems far beyond the norm. She can for example be seen outside each morning helping kids get out of their parents' cars and into the building. She makes rounds through the Kindergarten classes to read stories to the children. She reads and responds to emails. She holds students and teachers alike accountable for being on-time.

  • (4 years ago)

    i have had 4 kids go through Blanton.i think its a wonderfull school and the staff is wonderfull.and you know if its not right for you. then teach your kids youself.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has special needs and the school and staff have been very helpful and supportive.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awful office staff and administration. No help for kids with special needs. 'No child left behind' means nothing at this school. Keep your kids out of this school if you want a positive outcome for them and a welcoming attitude toward you by staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughters started this school year without any knowledge of English language. At Blanton they got the support to develop and they learned amazingly much. They had a great year!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a LD son in the third grade. The school is not up to date on how to deal with children with these type problems just easier to pass them on. A typical problem with 'no child left behind.' Blanton has a few excellent teachers most I would consider average.

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