Bel Air Elementary

Summary:

Bel Air Elementary is a public elementary school located in Athens, Texas, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 453. The school is part of the Athens Independent School District, which is ranked 592 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bel Air Elementary faces several challenges, including lower academic performance compared to the district and state averages, particularly in reading and mathematics. The school's STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) proficiency rates range from 42% to 54% across grades 3-5, while the district and state have higher rates. Bel Air Elementary's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 1,787 out of 4,581 Texas elementary schools in 2021-2022 to 3,407 out of 4,479 in 2018-2019. The school's SchoolDigger rating has also varied, from 1 star out of 5 in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to 3 stars out of 5 in the most recent 2022-2023 school year. However, Bel Air Elementary has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 13.5 to 14.5 students per teacher, and higher spending per student compared to the nearby South Athens Elementary and Central Athens.

Bel Air Elementary's diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic and African American students compared to the nearby schools, may be an area of strength that could be leveraged to improve student outcomes. Additionally, the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students (over 80%) at Bel Air Elementary is a significant factor that may contribute to the school's lower academic performance. Continued efforts to address the academic needs of the student population and provide targeted support and resources could be beneficial for Bel Air Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 215 Willowbrook Dr
       Athens, TX  75751-3537


(903) 677-6980

District: Athens Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
2186th of 4,647 Texas Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,318 Help


Students who attend Bel Air Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Athens Middle
High:    Athens High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  453

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
52.5%
White:
33.1%
African American:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bel Air Elementary ranks better than 53% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Athens Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.85. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (52.5%), White (33.1%), African American (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bel Air Elementary is 13.5, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Athens Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bel Air Elementary is $10,318, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Athens Independent School District (Isd)!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bel Air Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bel Air Elementary 2186th of 4647 Texas public elementary schools. (See Bel Air Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Athens Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Athens Independent School District (Isd) 592nd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bel Air Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 46.54 2481st 4206 41.0%
2016 55.42 2029th 4286 52.7%
2017 32.28 3007th 4329 30.5%
2018 24.28 3559th 4359 18.4%
2019 28.80 3407th 4479 23.9%
2021 40.97 2509th 4578 45.2%
2022 56.40 1787th 4581 61.0%
2023 49.85 2186th 4647 53.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.91 823rd 1046 21.3%
2019 12.25 1043rd 1112 6.2%
2021 27.52 761st 961 20.8%
2023 44.01 663rd 1099 39.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.35 3051st 3226 5.4%
2019 12.36 3261st 3333 2.2%
2021 37.58 2216th 3446 35.7%
2022 51.27 1573rd 3487 54.9%
2023 32.88 2640th 3556 25.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.10 2311th 3558 35.0%
2019 50.14 1405th 3684 61.9%
2021 44.36 1746th 3799 54.0%
2022 45.25 1886th 3952 52.3%
2023 58.22 1176th 4086 71.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.36 3702nd 4264 13.2%
2019 29.44 3494th 4309 18.9%
2021 44.23 2447th 4451 45.0%
2022 63.73 1259th 4477 71.9%
2023 52.43 2022nd 4521 55.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.52 3994th 4306 7.2%
2019 29.42 3365th 4348 22.6%
2021 46.58 2211th 4499 50.9%
2022 61.19 1508th 4561 66.9%
2023 41.28 2715th 4588 40.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.58 1487th 2980 50.1%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.05 3938th 4240 7.1%
2019 27.88 3532nd 4295 17.8%
2021 40.87 2506th 4331 42.1%
2022 61.64 1314th 4461 70.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.65 2868th 4319 33.6%
2019 30.59 3278th 4357 24.8%
2021 35.52 2828th 4498 37.1%
2022 53.92 1940th 4563 57.5%
2023 57.29 1745th 4585 61.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.46 2210th 2483 11.0%
2019 14.40 2432nd 2515 3.3%
2021 27.93 1950th 2444 20.2%
2022 54.22 938th 2421 61.3%
2023 52.98 969th 2443 60.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.06 3752nd 4168 10.0%
2019 33.00 3099th 4188 26.0%
2021 33.68 3000th 4329 30.7%
2022 53.25 1881st 4376 57.0%
2023 38.35 2876th 4401 34.7%
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Rank History for White students at Bel Air Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.84 2317th 3127 25.9%
2019 38.08 2121st 3142 32.5%
2021 57.40 1201st 3082 61.0%
2022 64.77 979th 3082 68.2%
2023 58.34 1266th 3106 59.2%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Bel Air Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Bel Air Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 435 104 1 31 1 n/a n/a 0 572
1989 423 108 0 33 1 n/a n/a 0 565
1990 389 104 0 63 0 n/a n/a 0 556
1991 390 86 2 76 0 n/a n/a -20 534
1992 395 89 1 59 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1993 350 88 0 63 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1994 315 90 0 89 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1995 353 113 4 124 1 n/a n/a 0 595
1996 353 113 4 124 1 n/a n/a 0 595
1997 304 116 0 133 1 n/a n/a 0 554
1998 332 103 2 137 3 n/a n/a 0 577
1999 306 129 4 137 1 n/a n/a 0 577
2000 303 129 7 146 1 n/a n/a 0 586
2001 284 110 2 171 2 n/a n/a 0 569
2002 289 82 3 187 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2003 289 82 3 187 0 n/a n/a 0 561
2004 273 85 2 194 0 n/a n/a 0 554
2005 316 85 1 202 0 n/a n/a 0 604
2006 303 90 3 197 0 n/a n/a 0 593
2007 269 74 3 194 0 n/a n/a 0 540
2008 290 82 4 187 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2009 265 76 3 193 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2010 254 71 2 202 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2011 241 79 6 265 0 1 20 0 612
2012 200 61 3 290 1 1 22 0 578
2013 187 56 4 298 0 0 20 0 565
2014 199 66 2 310 0 0 33 0 610
2015 190 80 3 284 0 0 35 0 592
2016 161 78 3 241 0 0 31 0 514
2017 159 68 2 235 0 0 27 0 491
2018 163 65 3 244 0 0 27 0 502
2019 147 54 1 244 0 0 19 0 465
2020 163 56 3 257 0 0 34 0 513
2021 149 38 2 235 0 0 21 0 445
2022 140 43 3 238 1 0 24 0 449
2023 150 36 1 238 1 0 27 0 453

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bel Air Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 572 29.0 19.7 n/a
1989 565 n/a n/a n/a
1990 556 30.0 18.5 n/a
1991 534 30.3 17.6 n/a
1992 544 31.2 17.4 40.3
1993 501 30.0 16.7 45.9
1994 494 29.0 17.0 44.5
1995 595 33.0 18.0 52.9
1996 595 33.0 18.0 52.9
1997 554 32.0 17.3 48
1998 577 31.0 18.6 51
1999 577 32.0 18.0 58.2
2000 586 34.0 17.2 58.4
2001 569 39.0 14.6 55.7
2002 561 36.0 15.6 60.2
2003 561 36.0 15.6 60.2
2004 554 34.0 16.3 65.7
2005 604 34.2 17.7 65.9
2006 593 37.2 15.9 65.3
2007 540 36.2 14.9 63.1
2008 563 36.8 15.3 66.6
2009 537 35.0 15.3 68.9
2010 529 37.0 14.3 73.5
2011 612 40.0 15.3 76.6
2012 578 37.3 15.4 79.2
2013 565 38.5 14.6 82.3
2014 610 38.0 16.0 83.6
2015 592 40.0 14.8 81.8
2016 514 35.0 14.6 78.8
2017 491 34.0 14.4 80.4
2018 502 32.8 15.2 80.9
2019 465 31.7 14.6 78.7
2020 513 32.0 15.9 82.3
2021 445 31.6 14.0 84.3
2022 449 30.8 14.5 82.4
2023 453 33.3 13.5 82.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bel Air Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 572 29.0 19.7 n/a
1989 565 n/a n/a n/a
1990 556 30.0 18.5 n/a
1991 534 30.3 17.6 n/a
1992 544 31.2 17.4 40.3
1993 501 30.0 16.7 45.9
1994 494 29.0 17.0 44.5
1995 595 33.0 18.0 52.9
1996 595 33.0 18.0 52.9
1997 554 32.0 17.3 48
1998 577 31.0 18.6 51
1999 577 32.0 18.0 58.2
2000 586 34.0 17.2 58.4
2001 569 39.0 14.6 55.7
2002 561 36.0 15.6 60.2
2003 561 36.0 15.6 60.2
2004 554 34.0 16.3 65.7
2005 604 34.2 17.7 65.9
2006 593 37.2 15.9 65.3
2007 540 36.2 14.9 63.1
2008 563 36.8 15.3 66.6
2009 537 35.0 15.3 68.9
2010 529 37.0 14.3 73.5
2011 612 40.0 15.3 76.6
2012 578 37.3 15.4 79.2
2013 565 38.5 14.6 82.3
2014 610 38.0 16.0 83.6
2015 592 40.0 14.8 81.8
2016 514 35.0 14.6 78.8
2017 491 34.0 14.4 80.4
2018 502 32.8 15.2 80.9
2019 465 31.7 14.6 78.7
2020 513 32.0 15.9 82.3
2021 445 31.6 14.0 84.3
2022 449 30.8 14.5 82.4
2023 453 33.3 13.5 82.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bel Air Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,819 (19.1%) $7,692 (80.9%) $9,511
2020 $1,191 (12.7%) $8,221 (87.3%) $9,412
2021 $1,440 (14.0%) $8,878 (86.0%) $10,318

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bel Air Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3407th of 4479 Elementary schoolsRanks 2186th of 4647 Elementary schools
 29%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Reading (Bel Air Elementary)3243
 11%
   3rd Grade Reading (Athens Independent School District (Isd))3350
 17%
   3rd Grade Reading (Texas)4450
 6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bel Air Elementary)4954
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Athens Independent School District (Isd))4950
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Texas)4843
 5%
4th Grade Reading (Bel Air Elementary)3242
 10%
   4th Grade Reading (Athens Independent School District (Isd))2845
 17%
   4th Grade Reading (Texas)4347
 4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bel Air Elementary)3544
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Athens Independent School District (Isd))3941
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4647
 1%
5th Grade Reading (Bel Air Elementary)3446
 12%
   5th Grade Reading (Athens Independent School District (Isd))4145
 4%
   5th Grade Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bel Air Elementary)3841
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Athens Independent School District (Isd))4937
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5650
 6%
5th Grade Science (Bel Air Elementary)3242
 10%
   5th Grade Science (Athens Independent School District (Isd))4135
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Texas)4834
 14%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students465453
 2.6%
African American5436
 33.3%
American Indian01
Asian11
Hispanic244238
 2.5%
Pacific Islander00
White147150
 2%
Two or More Races1927
 42.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.7%82.8%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bel Air Elementary

Students at Bel Air Elementary are 53% Hispanic, 33% White, 8% African American, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 453 students attended Bel Air Elementary.

Bel Air Elementary ranks 2186th of 4647 Texas elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Bel Air Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Athens Middle
High : Athens High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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