School Details

Bushland Elementary School

P O Box 60, Bushland, TX 79012
(806) 359-5410
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 538 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
95%
76%
86%
86%
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
  • Bushland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
74%
92%
92%
70%
93%
93%
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
  • Bushland Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bushland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bishop Hills. The principal of Bushland Elementary School is BOBBYE MORGAN, who can be contacted at bobbye.morgan@bushlandisd.org. 538 children attend Bushland Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.9% of the Bushland Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 538 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bushland Elementary School is 14:1. Hillside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 83%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.3%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 21%
Limited English proficiency 0.9% 0.7%
Economically disadvantaged 24% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My four children have attended Bushland Elementary for the last 4 years and have loved it. There is a new principal Mrs. Morgan who is a former teacher. She is wonderful and always has time to listen to your concerns and act quickly. The teachers are wonderful especially Mrs. Massey first grade. There is tremendous parent involvement which is welcome and encouraged. The only negative thing I can say is the cafeteria is poorly managed.

  • (7 years ago)

    We move every two years and while we thought this school would be a well-rounded environment for our child we have since found it lacking. The principal and superintendent choose to ignore concerns and the staff is at best average. They do not feel a need to push the children and prefer to watch them slide by. It is a school with too much growth and little desire to change. It is a failure in our opinion.

  • (10 years ago)

    Having two of our eldest sons go through the Bushland School system I can attest it to be academically superior; however I believe the Elementary School principal (Ms. Rhoades)opts to shun her responsibility to comply with school district policy concerning the utilization of 'corporal punishment' in that her personal belief is against such. As parents of three sons we know in the progression of discipline sometimes this type punishment is necessary to promote the seriousness of misbehavior and to impress upon the child the need to 'make good choices' and to reinforce the need for lesser types of punishment to have the proper cause/effect in helping the student of your school district realize the importance of obeying rules orders and regulations.

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