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Belmont Preparatory High School

Public | 9-12 | 408 students

 

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Posted March 11, 2013

I'm a senior in Belmont, and I absolutely hate Belmont. I tried transfering on my freshman year but they didn't allow me. The staffs are horrible, the teachers don't know how to teach and theres no democracy in the school. If you want your kid to be happy don't send him to this school. I can't wait to graduate I'd finally be happy. Worst school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2012

The teachers are great i leaned alot from them ,but what I hated was the staff and the administration ,they don't care about you. I graduated and most didn't even know my name there was no social life for me in this school. The students are so ghetto and fake you can't trust them. Also ,everyday is the same and boring there are zero activities .Im glad that I don't have to come to this place anymore to see those people ,especially the super fake friends I had.So many bad memories that I don't want to remember.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2012

I am very disappointed at the administration the staff that you depend on the most are very rude and disrespectful and dont seem to care about the children. There is very little professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

belmont preparatory highschool is really good my daughter goes there and she never been in a fight and the teachers really help her when she needs them. Belmont preparatory h.s always have my child informed of whats going on . the only problem is that the campus has medal detectors, it dont allow our kids to bring their cellphones and you dont really know whats going on with your kids when they come home late. but Belmont Preparatory H.s is a good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Belmont prep is not the same anymore. It use to be a good school. There are many fights. They are trying to change the school around for the better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

Belmont Prep is not what it use to be. Many of my teachers are absent. There are fights. Students are disrespectful to their teachers. It is unfortunate that Mr. Bass is no longer there. If Mr. Bass would have stayed the school would have a sense of order and control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have nothing but praises for the majority of my son's (a junior) teachers. I give them all of mine & my husband's contact information (cell#, work#, e-mail address) and tell them not to hesitate to contact us. I believe that the school and parents must work together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

Great school. The best ever.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
22%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
68%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
58%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population48%

Chemistry

All Students36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%

Earth Science

All Students65%
Students with disabilities20%
General population69%

English

All Students59%
Students with disabilities14%
General population67%

Geometry

All Students27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%

Global History and Geography

All Students54%
Students with disabilities11%
General population65%

Integrated Algebra

All Students48%
Students with disabilities26%
General population52%

Living Environment

All Students70%
Students with disabilities57%
General population72%

Physics

All Students81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population81%

U.S. History and Government

All Students66%
Students with disabilities7%
General population73%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 23%
Black 29% 19%
Asian 3% 9%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Photography

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 519 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents16042%
Students33085%
Teachers2983%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. STEPHEN J. GUMBS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX12, BX12-SBS, BX15, BX17, BX19, BX22, BX28, BX34, BX41, BX55, BX9. Subways - B, D to Fordham Rd
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Flag football;
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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500 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458
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