School Details

B B Owen Elementary School

5640 Squires Drive, The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 713-5950
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 477 students 12 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

83%
84%
76%
64%
72%
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
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
80%
74%
64%
69%
70%
76%
79%
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
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
86%
76%
72%
84%
79%
47%
76%
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
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

B B Owen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Frisco. The principal of B B Owen Elementary School is JENNIFER SPITZER and can be contacted at SpitzerJ@lisd.net. 477 children attend B B Owen Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the B B Owen Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 477 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 47% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at B B Owen Elementary School is 12:1. Morningside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 48%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 12%
Hispanic 29% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 31%
Limited English proficiency 10% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 27% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The worst school my child has ever attended. Poorly ran School I feel their is a safety concern....no school should allow bday spankings by the coach. Bullies are allowed to pick on kids and victims are mistreated.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is okay as far as schools go. If your not part of the "in crowd" you will be snubbed by parents and staff. If your children are having learning issues they do not do anything. They do have an awesome coach but all the other departments are lacking such as science and music. The extra stuff they do is really corny and unorganized. My child was ahead for their age group and now is behind. I have had to reteach subjects at home because my child didn't even know how to do the homework. After being rethought child does much better. I think popularity comes before learning with parents and staff and it rubs off on the children.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten in a special program. They treat him with kindness and respect. And they are very accomodating to his needs. He didn't like school very much but since starting at BB Owen he has changed his tune and likes school again. I am so happy with BB Owen that I am purchasing a home in the school's zone so he does not ever have to go back to his home school

  • (3 years ago)

    i loved this school i went here 3-4 grade and im in 11th grade now still proud to be a bob cat roper

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is entering her last year at B.B.Owen and I have to say that our experience at B.B.Owen has been all positive. The staff is wonderful and P.T.A. is great . We will miss B.B.Owen. I would recommend this school to anybody.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers here are very attentive to your children and very helpful to the parents. The PTA here is very involved. My son loves coming here!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    BB Owen has undergone some changes in the last couple of years and it's all for the BEST! The staff challenges the kids the extracurricular programs are fantastic Coach Cox never stops moving and the administrators support the children parents and teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    We will be moving out of this school's area as soon as possible. I tried to volunteer and do PTA but I didn't fit into the clique so I was shut out. I appreciate the value of the PE program but I would like to see a arts math science and other programs take priority over running around the building and line dancing.

  • (5 years ago)

    There are teachers faculty and staff at BB Owen who go beyond their job descriptions to help each child succeed and feel loved. The environment is one of family not institutiion.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my children's first year at BB Owen and we have been more than impressed with the school. The teachers are wonderful. The PTA is VERY active and well organized. The extracurricular activites are great and very innovative.

  • (5 years ago)

    B.B. Owen has the best teachers administrators & PTA. Coach Cox is the best coach - he is super involved leading a jump rope club running club and dance club - plus he sincerely loves our kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school pride that is shown there daily by staff and students. I am glad our kids now go to BB Owen.

  • (6 years ago)

    Many of the teachers are wonderful and absolutely go above and beyond for their students. The school administration is absolutely terrible though. The principal is uninvolved and uncaring the office staff is terrible and my son has actually regressed in Kindergarten. The PTA is uneffective cliqueish and disorganized.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children love BB Owen. Mrs. Fontes is an amazing principal who will go the extra mile to ensure your child is in the best environment possible. The teachers are definitely not here just for a paycheck and many volunteer their time to offer the children as many extracurricular opportunites as they are able. I would not change a thing. We are moving and I am terrified that we will not find another public elementary school that can compare.

  • (7 years ago)

    I wish the school would require or at least encourage science fair and/or invention convention. I was suprised this was not done. Also although pleased with many things the stronger students are not challenged enough with higher thinking skills development!

  • (8 years ago)

    We love BB Owen. I don't believe you will find another elementary with as much involvement as this one. Mr. Cox is so involved in promoting kids health! The new principle has moved in and made some changes. You will now enjoy eating lunch with your children it is quiet yet the kids are allowed to speak to one another. If I had it my way my kids would be here indefinitely. We have been here for 4 years now. You will find parents involved and activities for your kids to participate in honor choir ropers club jogging club UIL etc. I am also pleased with the academic's of the school as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been involved with BB.Owen for 2 years as a parent. My experience at this school has not been pleasant. The ladies in the front office are very disorganized and rude. Questions that I have asked don't get answered when it comes to my child. Needs much improvement!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think BB Owen is a wonderful school. I like how the staff especially the PE teacher Mr Cox is so interactive with the kids. It makes me feel like they really care about the kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    Smaller schools are beneficial for students for the most part. Usually class size stays the same-Administrators just don't have to hire more teachers. ratio 1-18 usually which is great but not exceptional over other schools. One benefit of smaller schools is they get through the lunch line and are able to finish their lunches and halls aren't as congested.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been involved at B.B.Owen for over 9 years as a parent and volunteer.I have seen the office staff go from cold to warm.(especially if they know you)Office looks a little disorganized and cluttered-first impressions are important!Academically it's the BEST school (shhh but we don't tell everyone) it might make the classes fill up faster.

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