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Bell Oaks Elementary School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2010

In all of my years in education I have never worked in a school with a staff that is as unprofessional as the other teachers here. They put on a good show in front of parents and give the illusion that they care but are really in if for themselves. Most are incompetent and lazy. If you ever meet the principal you will know why. He has no clue to what he is doing. I grew up in the area and heard good things about this school so I was excited when I was hired. However, it was not what I expected. Weak and incompetent leadership. Teachers do the bare minimum or want to get paid for anything extra that they do. Sit in the teachers lounge for 10 minutes and you ll hear things that will make you want to home school your kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2008

I believe this school, like most other schools has a way to go to curb bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

This is a great school for children to attend. All the teachers care about their students as well as the other staff members.
—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.

About these ratings

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 Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female56%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanic57%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education68%
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education84%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education31%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education33%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education38%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Anthony Farinelli

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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256 Anderson Avenue
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Phone: (856) 931-6273

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