Bliss Elementary School

  • Bliss Elementary School serves 519 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bliss Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) 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 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bliss Elementary School's student population of 519 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bliss Elementary 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bliss Elementary School is 0.69, which is more 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 School Rank#4373 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
43%
52%
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Black
13%
13%
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White
32%
28%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
2%
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Diversity Score0.690.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEl Paso Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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5  
My daughter began at this school in Kindergaten. She is now in third grade. I have found that EVERY teacher in EVERY grade level my daughter has been in is OUTSTANDING, CARING, and CONCERNED. I also have a 5th grade son and the same applies to his teachers. This has not always been easy, I'll admit, for my children's teachers because they have many behavioral and other health issues. I have always been able to ask their teachers about information concerning their progress. We as parents have to take the initiative to ask these questions about our child's progress otherwise no one will think we care enough. I don't understand those parents who complain about a school but will not volunteer to improve it. I know for a fact that the school has asked for parent volunteers to do playground monitoring but there was no response. We as parents, don't understand that asking for our IDs before gaining admittance into the school is not "harassment" as some other parents would have you believe but a safety measure to keep our children safe from possible harm. I feel that ANY and ALL parents should first join the PTA or at the very least (and I mean VERY LEAST) volunteer their time on their days off as I do. I volunteer by doing work for the school and teachers at home instead of driving to the school. I know this is hard but I go to my job on other days. If I can do it so can everyone else. Doing this shows other parents, teachers, and your child that you care. Since most of us are in the army we understand what a chain of command is. For school, it would be: The teacher then The principal. Some if my neighbors forget this, and go straight to the principal. If someone wasn't happy with our job performance, we wouldn't like it if they went straight to our supervisor. This would implyi that they really don't want a solution to the problem; they just want to complain. THINK ABOUT IT MY FRIENDS WHAT IS THIS REALLY TEACHING OUT CHILDREN? Keep in mind we teach our children how to deal with life by our actions. We might teach them to blame others when things don't go right or to take responsibility for their own actions.
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