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Belmont Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted June 23, 2013

Well I don't know where to begin. He entered in the 5th grade and struggled for 10 months. The principle is incredible and all so kind. But his 5th grade teacher was aweful. She yelled at my son and justified it by saying she was having a bad morning. I spoke with the principle we decided to remove him. He went from the fire into the firing pan. So now I have enrolled him in private school for 6th grade he didn't learn much from the school. I worked with him at home. So I'm not saying this is a bad school I'm saying our experience was unbelieveable. I do have a better understanding of racisim. My observation of the school is some teacher have NO expectation of student because some are from hispanic decent. My son's teacher actual said she's not sending homework home anymore because no one is doing it. I was shocked. I told her to continue and send homework packages for my son. He need to practive the assessment test that was coming up. 80% of the parents don't speak english so they can't help with homework or other subjects. My son fell between the cracks now we have to try and catch up with all his subjects. good luck if you're child is attending this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This school staff doesn't get enough credit. Belmont Hills is an amazing school. People judge too harshly because of the overall test scores. The advanced kids are challenged; based on our experience of four years here I know this to be true. The teachers at Belmont Hills are the most dedicated group of caring individuals we could have ever hoped for. Children are treated with respect. Parents are treated with respect. Teacher to student ratio is excellent. We have nothing but praise for this wonderful Smyrna school
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Posted May 30, 2011

There is more love & genuine concern for the kids at Belmont Hills than in any school I've ever been involved with. The leadership here has cultivated an incredible staff. My daughter is in 2nd grade & knows nearly every teacher in the school... and feels cared for & engaged by every one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I would like to say that my daughter has been in this school for 2 years now and she has had the most wonderful teachers who have nurtured her in to the reading and math wiz she is today! My daughter finished her year on the honor and principals list she has a reading award and her math score were wonderful! I am pleased with this school and what they have done for my daughter. I was hoping that my son would be starting there this school year but they will no longer have a pre-k program. He has to wait until next year! But I must say he can't wait! Thank you Mrs. Penquite, Mrs. Snow and Ms. Berry also thank you to her current teacher Mrs. Ermentrout!
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Posted April 9, 2007

This is my daughter,s last year at bellmont hills and she had a great time . she respects her teachers and they respects her. we recently relocate from another state and this is a refreshing change Iam truly happy my daughter is a student of bellmont hills. She learns a lot since she started ther on fall of 2006. Keep up the good work pleased parent.
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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.

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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

121 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

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

English Language Arts

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
68%
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
Hispanic 59% 12%
Black 30% 37%
White 7% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Terry Floyd
Fax number
  • (678) 842-6812

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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605 Glendale Pl SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (678) 842-6810

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