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Choosing the best possible elementary school is critical to a child’s foundational development. In Texas, public school districts adopt curriculum standards set by the State Board of Education. The current standards, called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, outline what students should be able to learn and do in each course or grade. The curriculum is structured around the fundamentals of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, music and reading.

When we compared Bell Elementary School, which is a part of Tyler ISD, with Clarkston Elementary School, which is a part of Tyler ISD, we noted a big difference in ratings.

Bell Elementary School has a regular student population of 392 with a 14.5 students/teacher ratio while Clarkston Elementary School has 397 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14.3 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
Bell Elementary School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 77 in student achievement, 86 in school progress, and 96 in closing performance gaps. It scored 89 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Clarkston Elementary School garnered a State accountability rating of D. The school posted 70 in student achievement, 70 in school progress, 67 in closing performance gaps and 69 overall in post-secondary readiness.
B
Good
  4/5
77
Student Achievement
86
Student Progress
96
Closing Performance Gaps
89
Overall
D
Below Average
  2/5
70
Student Achievement
70
Student Progress
67
Closing Performance Gaps
69
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

Bell Elementary School’s five out of seven distinctions are in Reading/English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics and post-secondary and with 25% student progress and 25% closing performance gaps. Clarkston Elementary School did not earn any distinction.
5/7
Based on 2019
77STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
0/7
Based on 2019
70STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at Bell Elementary School. They make up for 46.94% of student population, followed by African Americans (29.08%), Whites or Caucasians (19.39%), Two or More Races (2.81%) and Asians (1.53%). There is no Native Americans student in the school.

At Clarkston Elementary School, African Americans are the biggest group, comprising 36.52% of student population, followed by Hispanics (27.71%), Whites or Caucasians (25.19%), Two or More Races (6.30%), Asians (4.03%) and Native Americans (0.25%).

Based on household incomes, Bell Elementary School’s economically disadvantaged students are significantly higher at 82.14% compared to 70.53% at Clarkston Elementary School.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, Bell Elementary School has a slightly higher number of English Language Learners comprising 24.23% of its student population compared to 10.58% at Clarkston Elementary School.

Bell Elementary School’s bilingual students comprise 24.23%, gifted and talented students, 5.87%, while 15.56% are in the special education program. Clarkston Elementary School bilingual students comprise 9.32%, gifted and talented students, 4.03%, and 13.60% are in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 392
African American 29.08% (114 students)
Hispanic 46.94% (184 students)
White 19.39% (76 students)
Asian 1.53% (6 students)
Native American 0.00% (0 student)
Two or More Races 2.81% (11 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 82.14% (322 students)
Limited English Proficiency 24.23% (95 students)
Total Students 397
African American 36.52% (145 students)
Hispanic 27.71% (110 students)
White 25.19% (100 students)
Asian 4.03% (16 students)
Native American 0.25% (1 student)
Two or More Races 6.30% (25 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 70.53% (280 students)
Limited English Proficiency 10.58% (42 students)
Program
Bilingual 24.23% (95 students)
Gifted & Talented 5.87% (23 students)
Special Education 15.56% (61 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 3.70% (15 students)
Bilingual 9.32% (37 students)
Gifted & Talented 4.03% (16 students)
Special Education 13.60% (54 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 3.60% (14 students)
Staff Profile
27 teachers employed at Bell Elementary School have been teaching in the school for an average of about 5.8 years with individual teaching experience averaging 8.8 years. The 28 teachers at Clarkston Elementary School have been serving the school for an average of 3.5 years with individual teaching experience averaging 8.6 years.

Of its teaching staff, Bell Elementary School has four teachers serving the school for over 20 years, six teachers have worked for 11-20 years, three teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 13 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including one beginning teacher only. Clarkston Elementary School has three teachers serving the school for over 20 years, eight teachers have worked for 11-20 years, three teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 11 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including three beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At Bell Elementary School there are 25 female teachers and two male teachers. Of its teaching staff, four special education teachers are being assisted by five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has two staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

On the other hand, Clarkston Elementary School has an all-female teaching staff. Of its teaching staff, there are four special education teachers and five teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs two staff members working for the school administration and four more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 13.70% (4 teachers)
10 - 20 years 22.59% (6 teachers)
6 - 10 years 11.11% (3 teachers)
1- 5 years 49.26% (13 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 3.70% (1 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 8.8 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 5.8 yrs
Over 20 years 10.83% (3 teachers)
10 - 20 years 27.08% (8 teachers)
6 - 10 years 10.83% (3 teachers)
1- 5 years 40.07% (11 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 11.19% (3 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 8.6 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 3.5 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 92.59% (25 teachers)
Male Teachers 7.41% (2 teachers)
School Admin 2
School Support 4
Edu Aids 5
Special Education 4
Female Teachers 100.00% (28 teachers)
Male Teachers 0.00% (0 teacher)
School Admin 2
School Support 4
Edu Aids 5
Special Education 4

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Compare Bell Elementary School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Woods Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.12 miles
Bonner Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.25 miles
Caldwell Arts Academy
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  Good 
  Good 
1.55 miles
Birdwell Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.56 miles
Clarkston Elementary School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
1.58 miles
Peete Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
2.07 miles
Douglas Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.49 miles
St Louis Early Childhood Center
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  Good 
  Good 
2.92 miles
T J Austin Elementary School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
2.93 miles
Rice Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
2.98 miles
Ramey Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.17 miles
Griffin Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.31 miles
Jones Elementary School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
3.34 miles
Dixie Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
4.8 miles
Orr Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.84 miles
Dr Bryan C Jack Elementary School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
6.31 miles
Owens Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
8.1 miles

Compare Clarkston Elementary School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Bell Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.58 miles
Woods Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
1.74 miles
Bonner Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.64 miles
Birdwell Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
2.97 miles
Caldwell Arts Academy
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  Good 
  Good 
3.1 miles
Rice Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.26 miles
Peete Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
3.65 miles
Douglas Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
3.76 miles
St Louis Early Childhood Center
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  Good 
  Good 
4.16 miles
T J Austin Elementary School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
4.41 miles
Griffin Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.62 miles
Ramey Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
4.73 miles
Jones Elementary School
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  Below Average 
  Below Average 
4.89 miles
Dixie Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
6.35 miles
Orr Elementary School
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  Average 
  Average 
6.38 miles
Dr Bryan C Jack Elementary School
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
6.51 miles
Owens Elementary School
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  Good 
  Good 
8.36 miles

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