Talk:Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District

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Former good article Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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July 11, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
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February 26, 2010 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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Untitled[edit]

Some facts that may be article-worthy with sources: HEB ISD has begun programs to offer extra foreign language courses that most public schools do not offer. This week, a pep dance performed at each game by one of the high school football teams was featured in the Wall Street Journal. The L.D. Bell HS marching band won 2nd place in a national competition earlier this month. 75.15.171.190 00:26, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

  • The IBI language courses are in the article now, and I believe the Haka and Band information is listed on each of the appropriate high school pages. --Hebisddave 20:03, 22 May 2007 (UTC)



I reverted the May 2 change to the L.D. Bell High School links. I don't know that one article-naming method (with or without state) is preferred over the other, but I do know which one currently works. : ) --Hebisddave 20:28, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Any help with sources would be much appreciated. Yes, there are 26~ sources, but only 7 are from outside of the school district itself.--Hebisddave 16:36, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Elementary and Junior High details[edit]

Each high school has its own article, so details about them have a good place to go. What should be done with information about Junior High and Elementary schools? Right now, I imagine none of them are notable enough to have their own articles. I added "Honor Roll" school information today for Euless Junior High and Shady Oaks, but I am very very open and interested in ideas about alternate ways to show that information.--Hebisddave 20:03, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I believe that if creating individual pages for each JH/Elementary School is not desired, then subtitles should be added under Schools and Facilities. Smileguy91 (talk) 22:34, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
 Completed sufficient information is now located at List of schools of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. smileguy91talk - contribs 19:04, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

International Baccalaureate[edit]

I did the best I could towards citing the claim about "only district in Texas where all high schools have the IB program." It appears to be very true, but of course this may change in the future as more schools get IB. Here are the two complete listings that I found, as of today: 20070529_tx_ib (sorry they're messy, I didn't take time to format the cut/paste). If you know of a more straight-forward mention of this fact by a good source, please add it! --Hebisddave 19:09, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

I added a history section based on a few sources I've found so far. I just found another source -- "Hurst, Euless, and Bedford : heart of the metroplex : an illustrated history" by George Green -- which has incredibly detailed, complete history of the area, including a -lot- about schools. As time permits, I think it would make sense to try to make the pre-1958 information more condensed and focus more on true HEB ISD history of the past 50 years. I'd love second opinions on how the pre-1958 information would best fit into this article.--Hebisddave 17:13, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

GA Review-on hold[edit]

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  5. It is stable.
  6. It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b (lack of images does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  7. Overall:
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The logo for HEB ISD needs a [Fair Use Rationale]. Once that is fixed, the article will be rated as GA. Please do this within 3 days, or the article will not be rated as GA. Argos'Dad 20:09, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the initial review! I'll look into fixing the image fair use issue right now. --Hebisddave 03:48, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I've added the completed "Non-free media rationale" template to the info page for the logo, and I believe it covers the necessary points from the [Fair Use Rationale]. I tried to check against some other Good Articles with logos (Wal-Mart, Intel, and Apple, Inc.) to make sure I met or exceeded their fair use rationales. If the information I've added is not enough, I'd definitely appreciate any shoves in the right direction. : ) Thanks again for taking the time to review the article. --Hebisddave 04:36, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Successful good article nomination[edit]

I am glad to say that this article which was nominated for good article status has succeeded. This is how the article, as of July 11, 2007, compares against the six good article criteria:

1. Well written?: article contains good, clear prose
2. Factually accurate?: article is accurate
3. Broad in coverage?: all amjor points are covered
4. Neutral point of view?: absence of POV
5. Article stability? yes
6. Images?: all are free or contain appropriate tags/rationale

If you feel that this review is in error, feel free to take it to a GA review. Thank you to all of the editors who worked hard to bring it to this status. — Argos'Dad 14:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Possible addition from the LD Bell High school page[edit]

I just removed this section from the LD Bell High School page since it states that the program was phased out of high schools. This may be worth cleaning up and including in the HEBISD article...--Hebisddave 16:26, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Pupils Excelling in Ability and Knowledge The Pupils Excelling in Ability and Knowledge (P.E.A.K.) program for gifted and talented students fosters creativity, problem solving, reasoning, verbal development, and other critical skills for advanced pupils in grades 4-12.[1]was created for the district by Betty Stapleton, a former L.D. Bell High School English teacher.[2] Students are identified as candidates for participation by teachers and given evaluations by both teachers and counselors before permission to attend the program is requested from and acknowledgment of selection is sent to parents. In grades 4-6, P.E.A.K. is a cluster environment that pulls students out of their regular classrooms to meet together with all ages in the program, with no official grade being awarded for the students' work. In junior high and high school, the P.E.A.K. program is handled through the English classes by requiring the students to use a higher-level of analysis, synthesis, and evaluative thinking.

The high school P.E.A.K. program was phased out when district wide participation in IB was implemented in favor of a nationally recognized standard. Strategies and Techniques for Enriching Primary Students (S.T.E.P.S.) is the precursor to the P.E.A.K. program for students in grades K-3.

I think that this would be good to include in the history section of HEB. I'll see if I can find any links about the program - it was covered widely in newspapers and in educational circles as a model for gifted/talented programs, but I haven't seen a lot of online sources about it. The above links at least show some amount of notability for inclusion. Also, somebody still connected to the district curriculum will have to tell us if PEAK is still used at the Jr. High level, as only the high school program is confirmed as being phased out in the text. Fickman 17:49, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
From personal experience, PEAK is not still used at the junior high level in HEB. Don't know if we can find any sources that corroborate this or not. smileguy91talk - contribs 19:08, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Annual Dropout rate 06-07[edit]

The number seems way off from last year's, so maybe it's calculated differently now? I'm guessing calculated differently since I think the region and state numbers seemed much higher in 05-06, too. Anyways, here's the HEB ISD data from the two reports...

From the 06-07 TEA AEIS report:

  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-8) (Standard Accountability Indicator) 2005-06 - 0.3%
  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-12) (AEA Indicator) 2005-06 - 0.8%
  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 9-12) 2005-06 - 1.1%

From the 05-06 TEA AEIS report:

  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-8) (Standard Accountability Indicator) 2004-05 - 0.1%
  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-8) (Standard Accountability Indicator) 2003-04 - 0.2%
  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-12) (AEA Indicator) 2004-05 - 0.3%
  • Annual Dropout Rate (Gr 7-12) (AEA Indicator) 2003-04 - 0.2%

...just in case anyone wants to discuss. :) -216.62.101.13 (talk) 20:28, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Schools rated Exemplary by TEA in 2008[edit]

Last year, there was only one exemplary school (I believe) and it was added as an honor with the school. This year, there were eight elementary schools named exemplary. I added that honor in the same style as last year's, but it's starting to look a little cluttered. If you want to edit the article, you always should, but I'm especially asking anyone with ideas on how to handle this info to please dive in or suggest it here or something. Thanks! --216.62.101.13 (talk) 17:30, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

List of schools - add year established?[edit]

The list of schools In HEB now and year established:

Elementary Schools -Bedford Heights Elementaty-(1975) -Bell Manor Elementary-(1969) -Bellaire Elementary-(1960) -Donna Park Elementary-(1966) -Harrison Lane Elementary-(1959) -Hurst Hills Elementary-(1969) -Lakewood Elementary-(1972) -Meadow Creek Elementary-(1989) -Midway Park Elementary-(1967) -North Euless-(1958) -Oakwood Terrace Elementary-(1962) -River Trails Elementary-(2002) -Shady Brook Elementary-(1971) -Shady Oaks Elementary-(1959) -South Euless Elemetary-(1973) -Spring Garden Elementary-(1983) -Stonegate Elementary-(1962) -West Hurst Wlementary-(1958) -Wishire Elementary-(1964) Junior High Schools -Bedford Junior High-(1970) -Central Junior High-(1965) -Euless Junior High-(1962) -Harwood Junior High-(1972) -Hurst Junior High-(1959) High Schools -KEYS Learning Center(High School)-(1987) -Lawrence D. Bell High School(L.D. Bell)-1968 Trinity High School-(1968)

I removed this from the History section since there's already a list of current schools later in the article. This list was added August 12, 2008, with no comment. The dates the schools were established might be useful, so I copied it here... --216.62.101.13 (talk) 20:09, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Could this be copied to List of schools of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District? smileguy91talk 19:11, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

 Completed Finally put into revamped List of HEB schools article. Still wish we had sources though. smileguy91talk - contribs 19:11, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

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GA review (see here for criteria):

This article fails primarily on WP:LAYOUT; there are far to many embedded lists. The whole article is really just a collection of lists, with short sections of prose in between. Even the "Programs" section is really little more than a list disguised as prose. There are also major problems with the referencing; there are a great number of dead links, which I have marked, and there's an unfortunate mix of inline references and external links in the text.

This is just the tip of the iceberg; I really don't think there is any way of saving this article without extensive work. Still, I will give it the normal week on hold, please contact me if anybody decides to rewrite it. Lampman (talk) 15:33, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Since no improvements have been made to the article over the last week, I will now delist it. Lampman (talk) 10:27, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

How to handle TAKS scores, transitioning STAAR?[edit]

Right now, the article has a table in the "Students" section with a summary of TAKS scores. The state of Texas has transitioned to a new testing scheme, called STAAR, that won't directly line up with previous TAKS scores. TEA hasn't made any STAAR test results available yet, so I'm not sure what to do with the aging table of TAKS scores. Any idea? If so, be bold and change/replace. :) -Hebisddave (talk) 20:53, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

This section is indeed in need of change, but the TEA, as you said, has not released scores. Can it wait for next year? Smileguy91 (talk) 17:22, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Leadership out of date box[edit]

I think that User:Hebisddave has updated the section adequately for the out of date notice to be removed. Any opinions? Smileguy91 (talk) 17:27, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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Mosier Valley School date discrepencies[edit]

The text of the Mosier Valley School paragraph currently lists several dates, cited to a school district publication from 2002. The local daily newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) just published an article about the Mosier Valley School that may have different dates, but it's difficult to tell for sure. The video with the newspaper article has still more information. There appear to be other information online, and historical markers as well. Some discrepencies seem to come from the fact that there were at least two school buildings, and that some of the cited sources may be relying on individual's memories.

If anyone's interested, it could be a good project to do some research and sort out the correct timeline and dates, hopefully from reliable contemporary sources. --Hebisddave (talk) 20:09, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "General School Info". Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Friends We'll Miss". UNT North Texas online. Retrieved 2007-05-22.