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Bellview Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 411 students

Bellview Elementary School is a culturally responsive learning program.

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted today

Personally, Bellview was such an amazing elementary school for me. I love how the teachers are kind, caring, and friendly towards everyone, especially us students. If it is possible, I would totally go back in time and attend Bellview again! :)


Posted April 16, 2014

As a parent I have always pursued the best possible learning environment for my son. I am pleased to say I have that at Bellview Elementary. Bellview staff care about your child and their ability to succeed. The teachers engage students on a level that challenges and encourages growth. The principal Mrs. German sees your student and not a number. She knows nearly every student by name. She desires for the parent (family), school , community and the student to assist in their development into a future leader. Bellview offers various programs and activities that the children and their families love. An example is MACC or movie night, various field trips, great skate, spring fling, family fun day, breakfast with principal and parenting mentoring opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

WE have a wonderful new Principle this year that is doing a lot to change our school for the better. When I walk in the school i get a welcome feeling, the staff is all wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

This school has been through a lot of transitions. I think that Bellview is off to a good start with a great leader. The principal is visible and is caring. The kids love her and as a parent I appreciate how much she embraces the family. This past Friday she invited families in for an evening of fun. The school is changing for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

This is my child's 1st year at this school, she loves her new teacher she is very tuned into her needs. Her class only has 27 children and an assistant teacher. I am very impressed with the academic level she is performing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Bellview is a nice school that has the students best interest at heart. The new principal and staff are working hard to make sure the students receive a quality education. The PTO works together with parents and staff to make sure fun activities take place throughout the year. Bell view is worth checking out.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 9, 2013

I am impressed with the new principal. Last year parents didn't feel welcome into to the school. Now I see the principal, teachers, and other staff greeting parents as they arrive with the children and during dismissal. My child said that the principal sat with him during lunchtime. He seems to feel comfortable with her. The teachers got a lot of work to do. I don't think he is engaged in learning because he doesn't remember what he learned. Hopefully, the new principal will hold them accountable. I am looking forward to seeing how this year goes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

The first couple days of school, were very confusing.. Hopefully things will change.. I am looking foward to my child going to a great school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

I have a child that attends here. I love this school! her classes test grades were above average for their district. You can read how well this school does on the district info page. The teachers act like teachers and do their jobs in making sure every student is as successful as the next. Just keep in mind that it is your job to do the parenting @ home! Thanks Bellview for always striving for the best in your students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My child goes to this school now and her class has 29 children in it! That is way too many for one teacher. My child has trouble in a few areas and can not get the help she needs. This is the first teacher I have had a problem with in this school though. But because of the lack of suport my daughter gets I think this will be her last year here. Her first two teachers tried to help but there still wasnt enought cause the class sizes are just too big. Other then that this is a good school. All the parents and staff are friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

My daughter goes to this school, and is verry happy there. And every teacher she had since start to end I never had a problem with her teacher's. Or anything ealse. But all thoughs years I realized it's all about the parents giving the child saport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

I have lived and worked in this district for many years. My children got a great education in this district. It all comes down to parent support and involvement with your child. The teachers can't do it all. Parents need to raise their own children and not expect the schools to do it for them. For the most part we have caring teachers that are great at what they do. Support staff isn't so bad either.


Posted March 23, 2009

Excellent School, excellent teachers, Parent involvement is okay but there is always room for improvement there and no tolerance discipline policy is great. Keeps trouble at bay!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I feel that the Overall Parent Rating is accurate for Bellview. There aren't many extracurricular activities at this elementary school. The teachers are its strongest point. Their involvement with parents and guardians is very good considering the area we are in and the student/teacher ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

I have three children in the school and they have all had good teachers. Extracurricular activities could be improved, but the quality of education is more important to me. My youngest has issues with reading, and the teachers have been been supportive and the extra help from the literacy coaches (para pro's)have made a huge impact. They don't get enough credit! Like any school, it seems to be the same parents helping out, but if you approach a parent who doesn't normally attend the pto meetings, they are willing and able to help out at functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

I also agree that bellview is a wonderful school with caring teachers and a friendly staff. I have had 4 children pass through over the last 10 years. But what i do see is the school is in need of improvement on the meap scores. a 68% is not good enough. We need to figure out how to get that percentage up and keep it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

I think this is a wonderful school overall. Every teacher my child has had so far has been absolutley fantastic. They genuinely care about the children. I'm hoping this will continue as my child enters the upper level grades. I love how the school puts such a high priority on reading. My daughter loves the AR program. The only problems I had at this school was some teacher shuffling in K and the previous principal. Thankfully the new principal seems much more capable of handling the important job of overseeing our childrens education. The previous principal created much tension among herself and parents, and it took the focus away from the children. I am thankful now this problem has been fixed, and I am generally very satisfied with my children attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

Bellview is very strong in parental involvement. There are many fun activities for the students including an A/R store to spend reading points, fun day, secret santa and more. With a few exceptions the teachers are fantastic. They care generously about the children and have high expectations. My 3 children have been fortunate to have had the oportunity to learn from these teachers. Kudos to the new principal for listening to and working with the parents and teachers for new ideas and resolutions, in the hopes of making Bellview and outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

All teachers that my child had when attending this school were wonderful. I felt her 4th grade teacher needed some imporvement, but no one is perfect. The princal after Mr. Toutant left well is not a person who should hold that postition. I also found the PTO to be very suportive to the children. Overall it is a great school with wonderful caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I have a daughter in the 5th grade, when she enrolled at Belleview she was in the 3rd grade with reading problems she couldn't keep up with her class. Her teachers recognize the problem and had her evaluated. My daughter is now in the 5th grade and is on the same level as her peers, with the tutoring and homework group she attended during her 3rd and 4th year has help my daughter greatly. I commend the school, principal and staff for helping my daughter overcome her problem.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 44% 18%
White 33% 69%
Multiracial 16% 2%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Marching band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Nichole German
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • visit the main office
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (586) 533-3109

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • student centered learning
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Foster Grand Parent
  • Oakland University
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
60

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Kelly Middle School
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15800 Bell Ave
Eastpointe, MI 48021
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Phone: (586) 533-3100

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