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Belmont Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 426 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2011

Although I do not agree with the policies of the current principal, Belmont has improved alot since the beginning of the school year. The staff is very sweet and caring. My child has remained on the honor roll. The school has various activities for the children and they are trying to get the parents involved more. I am a former student of Belmont Elementary School and I believe the school has alot more improving to do before it meets the standards and qualities it had when I was a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

Belmont Elementary School has a long way to go before I can get it an excellent rating. Parents are not involved because the school does a poor job in communicating activities and events to parents. The safefy and discipline is another issue. It is sad to see the children crying out for help and the slow response from administration. The kids are off the hook. The school does not offer youth development or workshops for the parents. This school is need of a lot of assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

Belmont is a great elementary school. The principal, teachers and staff are always kind and courteous to the parents. I appreciate their continued efforts to keep the students and parents motivated throughout the school year. Dr. Lamatina is a one of a kind principal who has an extraordinary talent for reaching out to her students. The atmosphere at Belmont is always warm and cheerful, which cannot be said about many elementary schools throughout the city. Belmont has various programs that keep the children excited about attending school. However, I would like to see more programs (in the evening) that are geared toward teaching parents how to properly instruct our children on important subject matter at home that may help them improve not only in class, but also on standardized test. May the staff, students and faculty of Belmont continue to strive for the best and keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

my son went to this school - a lot of the teachers are frightened of the parents-the lack of respect from the parents and no help from them leads to a very undisciplined school. The principal is tough at times but not consistant enough to warrant acknowledgement from the students, staff and parents. Staff needs to care more. Parents need to become more involved or the school should be shut down. few kids are learning. most are failing.
—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 74% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
6%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Language learning

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Mary Fay LaMartina

Programs

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
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1406 North Ellamont St
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: (410) 396-0579

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