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Belmont School

Public | K-12 & ungraded | 974 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2011

Belmont is a great school and probably one of the greatest around. They have an amazing group of teachers!!!


Posted November 18, 2010

Belmont Schools has encouraging teachers and principals. It also offers great meals. Many of its students don't realize what a great school it is, but if they were to go to a different school they would see how great Belmont Schools really is. Belmont Schools undoubtedly has a healthy, encouraging environment.


Posted March 5, 2010

I currently attend belmont and although its not the best school in the world, i wouldn't want to attend any other school. the academics are outstanding, as well as the athletics. I feel like everyone is treated as an equal and has the same opportunity to learn. everyone is friendly and fun-loving. it can be boring, but the students find ways to liven up class-time. i am a strong Christian and I bring my Bible to school everyday. I feel free to share my faith with my classmates and they all have very open minds. We respect each other and work our problems out together. i love it very much and anyone would be lucky to be a Belmont Cardinal!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

Belmont School is not what it used to be. I am a former student at the school. In the 1970's there was a caring atmosphere and learning was enjoyable. My child attended the school in the 2000's and we found it to be an extremely negative enviornment with a military style administration who curbed all enthusiasm within the student body. My child was an all A student and upon leaving Belmont he found school once again enjoyable and adjusted rather quickly to his new enviornment with a new found desire to learn above and beyond the norm. We are delighted we removed our child from this school and it is our desire to see Belmont move once again toward a creative, caring enviornment. Graduation rates are currently down and student moral is very low. Teachers are good morally and the new H.S. principal does seem to care more than the previous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

At the K-8 level this school was wonderful. After that, my children were made to feel 'unworthy' of being a part of a Level 4/5 school. It is disappointing that teachers and administrators at these grade levels bash the opinions, thoughts, and problems of teens. We all know that the teen years are very hard due to hormornal changes and peer pressure. My children were encouraged to quit instead encouraged to prevail. This proves that this particular administration cannot handle any deviance from their level 5 'status'. Didn't the children use to come first? I thought that is why teachers loved their jobs--to help and encourage learning and growth--not discourage it. Your kids would be better off in a level 1 school where they still count.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My child has attended belmont school grades k-4 and i am very well pleased. I am a christian parents and my beliefs are not compromised in any way, that is very important to me. I highly recommend belmont school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2003

Belmont School is a great place for children to learn and grow. I have lived in many places and am thankful for this school and it's wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
100%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 46%
Hispanic 11% 3%
Black 3% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 62%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Belmont, MS 38827
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