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.
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.
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!
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.
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