Wonderful teachers, they are all supportive and genuinely care about the students. The long time teachers could not be more amazing - we've had at least 1 child in Belmar since 2003. However, Principal Meredith Leighty is the worst of any Principal I've encountered in my 15 years of being a Jeffco parent - she does not work well with families and is willfully difficult. I'd move all my kids out of Belmar if they were younger but they've grown attached to the rest of the staff.
As a parent of bilingual child ,I would like to say a big THANK YOU to miss Deb,that my child love so much. Her big heart is willing to help every child who struggle with English. Wish there is more people like her.
I am truly disappointed with the principal leadership of this school. Bullying is a BIG issue at this school and nothing is done to prevent it. The principal is one sided and has his favorites. I would not recommend this school if you are Hispanic. Some teachers go above and beyond, while others do not.
I'm very disappointed with this school. The principal prefers to turn his back on any bad situation rather than deal with it. Bullying occurs in almost every grade and is never dealt with. The only kids that get any attention are ESL kids. As the parent reviewer said before me - the PTA is completely dysfunctional. Completely. I'm very disappointed in the quality of education my son is receiving here and I'll be open enrolling elsewhere for next year.
Very Sadly, this school has gone downhill in the last few years. To the point that I am moving my children to another school. The administration is only concerned with getting below average kids to average, and they are overwhelmed with that task.. There are a few very passionate teachers that strive to make a difference and they are the only ones that make this school worth considering. Overall, poor leadership at the helm, no academically challenging curriculum, and completely dysfunctional PTA with very little parent support.