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Students enrolled: 483
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4701 W. Grovers Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

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(602) 467-5700
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March 23, 2014
I have a daughter in 2nd grade. She loves her teacher. I can see the hard work she is doing. The school is friendly. The teachers are great! Seeing how happy my daughter is and everything she is learning is why I love Bellair. When I am at the school I feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2013
I moved to the Bellair neighborhood based on this school. It was a great decision, My son is happy and on the right path for academic success.

- submitted by a teacher

October 08, 2013
This school has seen some incredible changes over the past year and a half, all for the positive. The atmosphere is open, friendly and inviting. Parent involvement is welcomed and sought after. The new Principal is going out of her way to bring more activities to the school which include the surrounding community. Participation is up and encouraging. The feeling around the school is that the teachers are on board with the new direction and the upbeat atmosphere is apparent. Test scores are improving and the curriculum has been fine tuned to insure that students are receiving the best possible education. This school is finally beginning to realize it's real potential.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2013
I have been familiar with Bellair Elementary since the late 80's. Both of my children attended school there and now my granddaughter. I have seen a lot of changes over the years. The teachers all seem very happy there and ready to do their jobs. The office personal is very friendly and answer any questions that you may throw out to them. About a year ago we got a new principal and I can say she has really turned this school around. Things seem to be running smoothly.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2013
Since my arrival at Bellair as its new principal (I began in August 2012), I've met wonderful students, parents, and staff members. We want very much to bring the best education to all children while taking good care of them while they are with us. It saddens me when someone has a negative view of the school. My door is open - come talk to me if you feel that way. I am truly grateful for the many, many wonderful, supportive parents, grandparents, extended family members who allow us to work as their partners. Education is the best business to be in - I can't imagine anywhere else I would want to be.

- submitted by a school leader

August 06, 2012
This school got a B from the ADE, but it's just barely a B and I can explain why. The teachers are poor and the discipline in the school is non-existent. This school does not attract top level teaching talent and your children will suffer as mine have because of this. On top of that, the previous principal was a organizational disaster. That trickled down through the entire school in terms of discipline and curriculum. The new principal is not off to a great start, either. This will be my kids' last year at the school as I'll be variancing them to either Sierra Verde or Legend Springs. Honestly I'd take just about any school in the district at this point. The only slight hat-tip I can give the school is to the longevity of their kindergarten teacher. She is a good teacher, but is given a sad excuse for a curriculum to get our kids through. My kid left kindergarten unable to add or subtract because they learned shapes for the first 4 months of the school year! When a 5 year old is bored in kindergarten you're doing it wrong!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2011
This school has problems! The principal (The new Sue Clark, the last principal had the same name ironically) is horrible. She is just as big a bully as the others. She takes up for the bully's on campus and says they do it because they are being picked on. She doesn't take the time to get to know her students or parents on campus. She is a retired principal from the DVUSD and being paid through another company to come back and be the principal again. Double-dipping so to speak. The school has great kids, great staff, brand new PTA, great parent volunteers, and a great curriculum ( Core Knowledge) but their leader is poor! Beware...

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2010
I have had my 3 kids go there. They love it so much they will do extra things on off days so they can go back. They HATE missing any day, even if they are sick. I would love it if they would go to year round, my kids love it that much.

- submitted by a parent
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June 02, 2009
My two boys been going to bellair school for 5 years now,great staff on the front office,great teachers,especially with Mrs.hoeffel a first grade teacher and Mrs.shetler both of this teacher are so nice to thier students.Mrs.Sue Clark the Principal,she really keep things in order.The cafeteria staff was great too,they let my kids eat the meal even when im few days behind my payment.All the teachers had thier share to make sure all students get thier proper learning on thier education.The school has proper discipline,so kids wont be disrespectful to anybody either to the teacher and fellow student.Great school thats all

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2009
I have four children that have attended Bellair from 1999 to present. My opinion is and has always been that this is a highly qualified and caring staff. The new principal is very experienced and seems to know what she is doing. This is a great relief after the last three years. The past administrator was new to the job and seemed confused and overwhelmed by the very reasonable expectations of this school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 17, 2008
I'm a mother of two kids who have attended Bellair since 2002, I have been pleased with the size of the school, the programs and the overall atmosphere. It's a cozy neighborhood school that works well.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2007
We absolutely loved Ms. Castiglione for the gifted program. Great teacher and mentor... Tammy & Hailey Hearndon

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2007
My children have attended Bellaier for three years now. I have nothing but positive things to say about the faculty, administrators and office staff. The gifted program is excellent. The teachers really care about my children and take the extra time needed to make sure they excel. They are great about returning phone calls or emails quickly. The school has really created a sense of community within the area as well. After losing my children's father and my husband over a year ago it was people from the school (fellow parents, staff, and faculty) who brought us meals and helped to make sure my children have received the love and support they need. They have been and continue to be a wonderful support to my children and a place where I feel safe and secure about sending my children too. The PTA is awesome too!

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2006
My children have gone to Bellair ever since they started school. Something obvious from the first visit to the school is that it is a fun place to be. Many teachers arrive early or stay late to provide extra-curricular or individualized help to the students. My daughter goes early each morning to help produce the morning announcements- which are totally student-run! This has really built up her confidence and it is showing in other academic areas. Also, this year Bellair has started a monthly program to honor Students of Character- something that really helps reinforce the sort of lessons I try to teach at home. Thanks, Bellair for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
I have been affiliated with Bellair for 9 yrs. My two sons have been in the Gifted progam. Teachers use solid teaching practices. Teachers are approachable, answering email, notes, or phone calls usually on the same day. My children have a year or more growth in AIMS-TerraNova each year. Bellair invites parent involvement but does not harass if it is not your thing. The PTA is very active and a great venue for parent involvement. They help coordinate volunteers for classrooms and family nights. There were 35 parents at the September PTA meeting. I would encourage anyone interested to set up a tour and visit with the principal.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2006
My son should've never been promoted to Jr. High because of his struggles, but I was told they didn't believe in holding a child back at this age. So, he then moves onto Jr. High to fall further behind.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2006
Very very little parent involvement at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2005
Our experience overall has been okay because we feel our girls were fortunate to have had higher quality teachers(some are gone now). They have excellant chorus and band program led by instructors who create great interest, fun in their programs. Aims rating mediocre, 358th out of 900 schools.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2005
Great with special programs.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2005
Prinicpal Mourtada is great. Really gets down to the kid's level. I love the convenience and partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. Very involved Parent/Teacher organization. My daughter loved the Father/Daughter dance.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2004
I am impressed with the principal. She knows each teachers so well that when we moved our son from a charter school to Bellair she sat down with us and explained each teacher for the grade and their teaching styles etc to make sure our son was placed in the best classroom for his ability and personality. He has done very well at Bellair and really enjoys his band as well as his class now.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2004
I have had wonderful experiences with this school and the administrative staff! I have had two sons that have attended and kept going to the middle school. The teachers are caring and work hard to work with the parents. I have never had a 'bad' teacher or experience, and I would highly recommend this school to people moving into this area. I am moving back to this state to start my youngest son in kindergarten. Denise Mendoza

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2003
Most of the teachers are wonderfully committed to the job of excellence in teaching. The administration, however, leaves much to be desired. The district resists becoming involved and directs you right back to the principal. I have no doubt once the leadership within the school changes, it will revert back to being the wonderful school it used to be.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2003
Great schoool, wonderful teachers and such a safe environment. I only wish it was a K-8 school. My kids love Bellair!

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2003
With the age differences of my 3 children, I had children in attendance, almost continuously, from when they opened in 1982 to the spring of 2002. They still have some of the wonderful and dedicated teachers that were there in 1982. They are a wonderful 'neighborhood' kind of school that really makes for a feeling of community. The staff cares about each individual child and I often felt like they knew each one personally. Parents are made to feel welcome and parent involvement is appreciated. Also impressive is where those early students are now. Many of them are teaching in the district now and they are all proud to say they went to Bellair.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2003
Special education is great at Bellair. They really care and want the children to succeed. My son loves this school.

- submitted by a community member
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Bellair Elementary School
4701 W. Grovers Ave., Glendale, AZ  85308
(602) 467-5700
Last modified Bellair Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bellair Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top