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Belfair Montessori School

Public | PK-5 | 308 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I have two daughters studying in this school (Fifth Grade and K). Wonderful School and dedicated teachers team. Dedicated Principal and very good admin team. Updated library, positive and encouraging Librarian. Nice Cafeteria team. Overall the best school in town!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

my chid has been going to this school for awhile now and i don't like it at all! My child had a problem with a little boy there and the upper staff was no help it supposed to be 0 tolerance but they did nothing at all. front office have very bad customer service. Her teacher was not using the correct lang. in the class. did you take a look at those scores? They only do science 4 pgs out the yr.
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Posted March 27, 2009

I have a first grade daughter attending the Montessori Program at Belfair. This is her second year at Belfair. Next year, my other daughter will enter kindergarten in the Montessori program. I had high expectations for the school, and so far the school has exceeded all my expectations. The only area that I feel needs improvement is parental involvement in the school - particularly involvement in the school's PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I have two daughters (4th and Pre-K)attending Belfair Montessori School this school year 2006-07. With the success of my 4th grader in the past attending Belfair, I've found the quality of academics at Belfair to be above standards. The faculty and staff of Belfair Montessori all seem to really care about the students educational needs. Overall, this is a great school!
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Posted November 2, 2003

The magnet portion of the school is Montessori education. I am often suprised by my four year old. Recently he came home wanting to discuss the planets in our solar system. He is able to name the planets as well as give details about them. This seems to be typical of other students in his class. However, the areas we have seen the most pleasant change in our child has been in dicipline, self-respect and respect for others. He is learning to make good choices in caring for himself, his community and the environment. He has also become considerably more self-reliant and independent in his daily activities. I attribute all of the above to the outstanding Montessori program available at this school. The fact that this is a public (free) education is astounding.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 45%
White 7% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lauretta V. Clark
Fax number
  • (225) 355-8418

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4451 Fairfields Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 356-6191

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