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Bayless Elementary School / Lubbock ISD

School nickname: Bears
2115 58th St.
Lubbock, TX 79412
Phone: (806) 766-1655
School website.
Principal: Elsa Montes
Grades: K-06
Students: 735
Teachers: 47
Feeds: Atkins Junior High School
Academic Excellence Indicator System report.

Forty years after Bayless Elementary School was constructed, a gymnasium and eight classrooms were added to the original building in 1996. The campus now includes 40 classrooms that are used for kindergarten to sixth grade classes, three special education rooms, two computer labs, a library and the gymnasium. The school also has an outdoor learning center with a mini-amphitheater that was constructed with funds donated by parent teacher association members.

At Bayless, a self-contained classroom structure is used for students in kindergarten through the fourth grade. A departmentalized structure is used for students in the fifth and sixth grades.

Parent teacher association meetings and activities are held regularly, and the parent teacher association board meets monthly. The parent teacher association conducts fund-raisers during the year, and parent volunteers assist teachers regularly. Early Literacy meetings are held each semester and parenting classes are offered throughout the year.

Students have access to two computer labs with 50 computers -- 24 Macintoshes and 26 Windows machines. The labs serve all grade levels with sixth-grade students attending the labs twice each week. Most classrooms have Accelerated Reader computers as well as a computer each teacher can use as a teaching tool. Students also have access to two computers in the library. All computers are connected to the Internet.

The Early Literacy Program has been implemented for students in kindergarten through the third grade. The program includes guided reading and interactive writing. Teachers also offer daily Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tutoring and for some groups, as well as after school Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tutorials. Second and fourth grade students participate in the Safety City program, and third grade students participate in a water safety program at the Aquatic Center.

Student activities include the Junior Committee for Tech, Student Council, honor choir, orchestra and honor orchestra, and a cross-country track team. First Bank and Trust is a student-operated, student investor bank that is open for business on Thursdays. Y-Care is offered as an after-school program.

Students participate in Kids Voting, Destination of Imagination, Accelerated Reading, and the Spelling Bee. Bayless students have placed in the top three in the African-American History Bowl for the past three years. Other student activities include Awards Day, Honor Roll recognitions, Student-of-the-Month recognitions, Adopt-A-School, Campus Beautification, Project Pride, and Natural Helpers.

Students, staff, and parents assist with a variety of charitable programs.

For a complete look at the state's report card for Bayless Elementary School click here.


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