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Belwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 575 students

A tradition of excellence that goes back over 80 years.

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

I wouldn't want my children going to any other school. The teaching at Belwood is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2012

I have had 2 of my children attend Belwood and am very happy with their education. The schools expectations for my children were much higher than their previous school. The staff and administration truly care for the students and their education. My family is very pleased with the school and the impact it has on my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

My children have attended 2 other schools in this area and they complained about both. They love Belwood School no complaints from them. This is their 3rd. year at Belwood. I am very pleased as well. Great Staff and Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Belwood is an exellent school.They make students dedicated to work and exceed the standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My son attended half of 2nd grade and has started 3rd grade at Belwood Elementary School. His teachers are highly qualified and genuinely love to teach. The atmosphere at the school is exciting and positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I would like to say that my daughter is going into the fourth grade at Belwood and has been attending this school since Pre-K. This is my sons first year at Belwood he is in Pre-K. We have been very pleased with the teachers, principle and overall quality of education that my children are receiving. Belwood is the best school in our book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

My son went to PreK and Kindergarten at Belwood and will now be entering the 1st grade there! He loves it and has really learned so much! They have great academics and teachers who want to teach! His little brother is already wanting to go to Belwood and he is only 3!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2007

Belwood Elementry has great quality of academic programs, extracurricular activities, and high level of parent involvement. The staff is wonderful with the children. Belwood is really a great place to learn. I give this school a 100.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

My child loves going to Belwood. The entire staff is friendly and available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

My daughter was in Pre-K last year at Belwood and she loved it! She learned so much and seems to be ahead of the kindergartners I know from other schools. Her teachers were great, the after school care staff was wonderful, the school was terrific. She will be attending Kindergarten there, as well. She is very excited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

This will be my youngest daughter 4th grade year at Belwood,we love it! My oldest daughter completed her entire grade school education at Belwood and went on to middle school. I only wish she had recieved the attention and care in middle school that the principal and staff at Belwood provided. I cant stress enough how great this school is with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

This is a wonderful school. The principal and stuff are really concerned about the education and welfare of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 44%
Hispanic 22% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Doug Clark
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (706) 629-2095

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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590 Belwood Rd SE
Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: (706) 629-9547

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