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Bellview Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 997 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2011

I believe Bellview Middle is quickly on its way to being one of the top schools in Pensacola. The principle is doing an amazing job she now has three year teams. So instead of your student getting lost in a faceless mob of middle schoolers, they are one of 150 per a team. These teachers are now teaching students for their individual needs. We have a foster daughter who came to live with us in 7th she was on first grade reading level. By the end of 8th they had brought her up to grade level while helping, and respecting her emotional issues. My daughter attended their advanced Inquires team. The Inquires made advanced learning fun and taught her great learning and study strategies. Her and several classmates all started the IB program this year and are not struggling at. A good # of students from Bellview go on to attend IB and W. Florida. They send more students to State and National History, and Science fairs than other schools. Bellview is becoming one of the best. Bellview may have issues but all schools do. In the past it was rough but I believe if people would even go tour the school they would be surprised and how proud their child is a Bellview Warrior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

I attended all three years at this school from 2000-2003 and it was absolutely fantastic. The teachers were amazing and they always did their best to help their students. Despite what others may think, this school is NOT one of the worst; it takes effort and hard work if you want to go far. If it weren't for skills that I was taught in this school and shown how to better understand things from the teachers along with my own persistence to keep myself focused and on track, I would not have been the student that I am today. I graduated from this school with above average grades and have NEVER wished otherwise. Don't ever let someone else's negative thinking and words affect your choice. Belleview Middle School is one of the best out there and they really offer their students a lot of opportunities! The teachers are fantastic and they always go out of their way to better help their students!


Posted April 8, 2010

What a shocker !! My son has been attending for almost 2 years now. He has become a different child due to his peers pressuring him. He is unable to concentrate,focus or retain any knowledge. He never comes home with homework. He only comes home with reminders of the days criminal activities. He is an incredibly smart, hansome and very respectful young man that is being deprived of his right to an education. It is not fair to students that want to go somewhere in life that are forced to go to school because of where they live! My son is a leader not a follower. He is not doing well in school and has begged me to take him out and put in a better school. Where are the better schools these days? Why so much violence and hate? Drugs and alcohol? Where are the leaders of our kids today?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

My daughter's been there for 2 years and I've wanted her out since the beginning. I never see much homework coming home, it's as if the teachers don't want to be bothererd. They seem to pass kids to the next grade even if they aren't making the grade. The problems with the students/discipline in the school make any learning environment a challenge which is too bad for the students that are there to learn. My daughter has told me on numerous occasions that she doesn't feel the teachers teach anything. She goes to class daily, is told to take out a book, read and then answer a few questions on the board. Where's the instruction? Also, she's told me time and time again about 1 teacher in particular who texts on her phone the entire class period. Again, where's the instruction? You're getting paid to teach! As a parent it's frustrating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Bellview is a great school and my child has been enjoying her last 3 years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

My name is Heather. I went to Bellview all three years. I loved my teachers. That school is the best middle school ever. I go to West Florida now. And I still love going back and seeing my old teachers and seeing how things have changed!


Posted October 17, 2009

while not the best or worst school in the county Bellview Middle actually does have teachers who give a crap about your kids. Unfortunately many of the truly outstanding efforts made are overshadowed by problems with children and other parents rather than the work teachers put forth in trying to educate. Most of you fail to realize that teachers truly have to teach to the lowest common denominator in a classroom and that often causes learning problems with kids who acheive at a higher level. I will admit that some teachers are just paid(not very well) babysitters but most really put forth an effort in the classroom only to be verbally or sometimes physically abused by a child or parent. Keep it in perspective and you'd understand better what pitfalls hit teachers in the face every day. I would ask that you attend class with your kids one day(or a week)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

I do not like this school at all they expect my chlid is to do all this work but does not explain it to him next year he will be going to ferry pass this school needs to be terminated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

to me its just the same as warrington but a lot more whites


Posted July 22, 2008

My two sons attended Bellview Middle in the 2007/2008 school year. I had a difficult time communicating with and receiving input from some of the teachers at Bellview Middle. There were a lot of fights and the disciplinary measures did not seem to affect the children there. I was/am appreciative of the awards program at the end of the school year where the teachers gave award certificates to the children that earned them for their accomplishments! Both of my sons received them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

My daughter loved this school! She said that this is one of the best school's she's been to(and we move a lot,so she goes to a lot of schools).She was on the basketball team and the track team.What I really liked was that her teachers were always in contact with me upon her grades dropping and how I could help her improve them!So I think that this is a very good school,and that anyone would enjoy going to school there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

I feel that there is a major lack of cooperation when it comes to a proper nurturing learning environment. When the teachers do not have control of the classroom, its almost impossible for the students to retain the information thats required to be promoted to the next grade. Teachers cannot expect to gain control in the second semester, but should achieve it from the beginning. When the teacher has lost control and the children have to fill out a no harassment contract, the parent should not have to follow up to insure the success of the contract. One thing that I would like to see in the near future is an internal audit of the contract system. If the contract system is not meeting its goal, a new system should be implemented to insure the standard is met. Its not enough to just say you have a no tolerance policy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

This school is for sure the worst school I have ever had to deal with. They don't care about the children at all. My son was sick one day so my wife called in to get his homework and they told her no because he was in school. My wife tried to explain to the crazy lady that he was sitting beside her and the school rep still wanted to argue with my wife telling my wife that he was in school. This is truely the worst school in the country. Please look at the school zones before you move here because the school Admin office will not let you transfer. So be cautious and double check before your child goes thru what ours is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

I will admit that this is not the best school in the world, but there are worse. I have had my issues with teachers not returning calls and following through, but that is not the case with all of them. You can't blame everything on the school, it takes teamwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

This is one of the worst schools that my daughter has attended. Being military, we move quite often and frankly I am severely disappointed with this school. The lack of communication between parents and teachers (which in most cases is known to be vital) is rampant, and I find that the things being focused on are trivial at best. Thankfully we will be moving soon and look forward to her enrollment in a decent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

my daughter just barely pulled through 6th grade and did get involved in after school activities -got turned away 'wasn't good enough' for their softball team, cheerleading too expensive, in band, in orchestra. one week before her grades come out, I got a call. never got a meeting. brought her grades up 2nd 9 weeks- got her into after school tutoring pulled her out of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

My child used to have an IEP before she entered 6th grade while attending Longleaf Elementary (an excellent school), they dismissed her because she excelled at Longleaf so well above the average students there. When she got to Bellview Middle her grades plummeted, and she's been getting a series of F's on her report cards. It took the teacher 1 1/2 months to call me back after numerous calls and letters requesting a teacher's conference. They could use serious work on communication, and focus on the students (their most important commodity!) There is way too much violence at the school, and police run ins. They recently had some of their own students rob and vandalize the school. I have 2 more kids that are scheduled to attend next year, plus my child is supposed to go to 7th grade. I have already made plans for all 3 to attend elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I think it is an ok school. There are alot of children that get messed with that I'm not to happy about. They do have basket ball team, cheerleading (which is extremelesly exspensive) , band, swim team, track, etc. Which is good to keep children out of trouble and doing something to keep them healty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

My son is a student at Bellview Middle and I find that the teachers there care enough to call the parents and let them know when the child is academically in trouble. They attend requested conferences set up by the parents and they follow-up with the parents and let them know how the child is progressing. I feel that they are sincere in wanting the children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

330 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

319 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 50%
White 34%
Two or more races 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%59%61%
Master's degree 49%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MELIA ADAMS
Fax number
  • (850) 941-6089

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6201 Mobile Highway
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