Bessie Coleman Middle School

1208 Pleasant Run Rd
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Bessie Coleman Middle School serves 778 students in grades 6-9.
Bessie Coleman Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Bessie Coleman Middle School's student population of 778 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-9
Total Students778 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

Bessie Coleman Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bessie Coleman Middle School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#6971 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
21%
52%
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Black
70%
13%
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White
4%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.470.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCedar Hill Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Bessie Coleman Middle School is Village Technical Schools (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Waterford Oaks Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cedar Hill Waterford Oaks Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 565 students
    0.2 miles
    401 N Waterford Oaks Dr
    Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    (972) 291-5290
    0.2 PK-5 565
  • Cedar Hill Highlands Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 607 students
    1.2 miles
    131 Sims Dr
    Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    (972) 291-0496
    1.2 PK-5 607
  • Red Oak Life School Cedar Hill Charter School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 634 students
    1.2 miles
    129 W Wintergreen Rd
    Red Oak, TX 75154
    (972) 293-2825
    1.2 K-6 634
  • Duncanville Grace R Brandenburg Intermediate School Math: 43% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 543 students
    1.5 miles
    1903 Blueridge Dr
    Duncanville, TX 75137
    (972) 708-3100
    1.5 5-6 543
  • Duncanville S Gus Alexander Junior Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 440 students
    1.6 miles
    510 Softwood Dr
    Duncanville, TX 75137
    (972) 708-2500
    1.6 PK-4 440

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