Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy Elementary

8282 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77074 | (713) 270-2006
  • Grades: PK-4
  • Student Enrollment: 418
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4.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 8415 W Bellfort, Houston, TX 77071
  • Principal or Admin: Vonda Washington
  • Fax: (713) 270-2046
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 418
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 29.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 192 (45.9%)
  • Females: 226 (54.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 32 (7.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 361 (86.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 393 (94.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy Elementary Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Black39293.8%
Asian--
Hispanic256.0%
White--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy Elementary
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten10324.6%
Kindergarten5112.2%
1st Grade7517.9%
2nd Grade6214.8%
3rd Grade5412.9%
4th Grade7317.5%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
5.1
District:
4.1
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
51.7%
District:
44.4%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
31.0%
District:
25.4%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
6.9%
District:
7.9%
State:
24.4%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$59,419
District:
$67,451
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$40,946
District:
$43,456
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$45,330
District:
$44,762
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$41,650
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$38,945
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$38,089
State:
$50,153
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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5 reviews for Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy Elementary

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 04, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • LOVE THIS SCHOOL MY DAUGHTER WENT FROM PRE K 3 UNTIL SHE WAS IN THE 2ND GRADE AND I DIDNT HAVE ANYONE THAT WOULD BE DEDICATED TO PICKING HER UP FROM THE BUS STOP DAILY. WHEN SHE LEFT AND WENT TO HER NEW SCHOOL SIMPLY HATED IT. THE SCHOOL WAS NO WHERE WILLING TO WORK WITH ME WHEN MY CHILD TO BEGIN TO STRUGGLE. HER DAD WENT TO HER NEW SCHOOL FOR A PARENT TEACHER CONF AND WAS TOLD THEY COULDNT ALLOW HIM ON THE PREMISE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH HE WAS ON THE APPL THEY ARE NOT USED TO DADS VISITING AND HE WOULD NEED PLACE HIMSELF ON A VISITORS LIST. NEVER AT GB PREP. IM DOING WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET MY KIDS BACK THERE. THEY REALLY LOVE WHAT THEY DO AND IT SHOWS THRU THEIR CONCERN.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 27, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter attended for KG and 1st grade. This is the best school I have ever seen in the Southwest Houston Area. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED She now attends BEST Elementary and they do not teach and take time with your child the way GBPA does.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 12, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Im interested in your school for my son. He is in the 3rd grade this year.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 13, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Excellent teachers, staff and administration. Highly recommended.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy Elementary performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201076.0%76.0%86.0%
200962.0%62.0%84.0%
200867.0%67.0%83.0%
 
Reading Test
201090.0%90.0%92.0%
200993.0%93.0%89.0%
200885.0%85.0%88.0%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201058.0%58.0%88.0%
200973.0%73.0%86.0%
200897.0%97.0%84.0%
 
Reading Test
201081.0%81.0%86.0%
200982.0%82.0%84.0%
2008100.0%100.0%83.0%
 
Writing Test
201096.0%96.0%92.0%
200997.0%97.0%91.0%
200891.0%91.0%91.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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