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Bellmawr Park Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 38 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2014

My daughter had gone to this school for two years now and she loves it. The teachers are all very nice. The communication between the school and the parents is on point for everything that goes on in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

I'm amazed about the ratings, this is one of the worst school I have ever seen. Poor teacher quality, terrible leadership, the staff members mistreat students, the people at the administration office are rude, the worst school system. I'm actually selling my home so I can find a better school for my youngest daughter. I feel bad for my oldest who had it go struggle in the Bellmawr school district, The schools are terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

I am 15 years old, and went through the Bellmawr School System. I started off in Kindergarten (there was no Pre-K then) and went through to 4th grade, moving on to Bell Oaks (the middle school) and ended up where I am now: Triton High School. The reachers at Bellmawr Park are exceptional. They teach what the children need to know in a friendly manner. Most of the teachers love their job, and love children as well. So, kids enjoy school. My 5 years there were a lovely expierience. I loved going to school from the start, I think mostly because the teachers made me feel comfortable. The best years of my life were spent there at Bellmawr Park. If you are thinking of sending your child there, you are making a good decision.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2007

My child has been attending bellmawr park for three years now, and I have to say, she loves it! As for my self, I can't say enough about the staff that I personally have come to know. They are exceptional teahers, and people. And there is no one who could possibly compare to the nurse at Bellmawr Park. She is a lovely, caring person. And I swear it seems as if she knows the name of each student. Bellmawr Park Elementary is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

I have a child at Bellmawr Park and one that already left last year for Bell Oaks. I can say that the teaching staff at this school is outstanding. I also give credit to the PTO for trying to have activities for the children to participate in the evening. It allows them to make money and also gives the children a night of fun with their family. The school is pre-k to 4th. The pre-k teachers do a great job with starting the children on their learning path. This school also provides 3 yr old special education. I grew up in Bellmawr and went through public school here. This is a Great town and I highly recommend the schools of Bellmawr to any new residents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Bellmawr Park School has a lot to offer if you send your children/child there. They offer a breakfast program,lunch,dare, and afterschool program called Just kids for parents who work late. To be honest, extracurricular activities are lacking here. It could well be the fact that the school grades are from pre-k to fourth grade. Kids will usually get all the extras when they get to fifth grade. As for the level of education at the school, it is second to none. The teaching staff really get involved with each and every one of the kids. You will not hear any child slipping through the cracks. And finally, as for parent involvement, I can only speak for my self. Most of the parents I see go to Back to School Night. I myself go and get involved when the school asks for help from the parents.
—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.
Language Arts Literacy

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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55%

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48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
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 59% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
96%

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93%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students49%
Female57%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female59%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education14%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students53%
Female67%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 74% 51%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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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  • Ms Elizabeth Calabria

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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29 Peach Road
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Phone: (856) 931-6272

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