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Robert E Bell School

Public | 5-8 | 717 students

 
 

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Posted March 26, 2010

As a former teacher from Bell, I ageee with the posting of July 26, 2009 100%. The schools in Chappaqua are living a myth. The parents are too involved. HGHS success is promoted by the real estate agents in town. More more+more programs. The district was much better 20 years ago. Imagine for athletic events parents must drive students. Real classy. Re-read an editorial in the NY Times by former HGHS teach Tom Corwin about watering down the curriculum so students get good grades.


Posted July 26, 2009

Such a mystery why this school is so good. The parents treat the teachers like servants and the administration is afraid to stand up to the parents. I can't wait for my child to leave the school. A very unfriendly place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

I think bell is a great enviroment for learning. the teachers are nice and they are up to date with the newest tech.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

Great school in general - not just because of the amazing high school above it, but because the atmosphere is warm and helpful. Most of the teachers genuinely want to help their students out, and expect alot from them. A wonderful music program, with many extracurricular bands and community service groups. Also, parents are serious about their childrens' success, and are active participants in the pta.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2005

Terrific school. Highly dedicated teaching staff. Graduates go on to Greeley High School, consistently rated as one of the best HS in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

As a past student I must say that this is a wonderful school. It is safe and I know that I loved it because I always felt a sense of freedom and responcibility there. The classes are challenging but rewarding.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities42%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities42%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female73%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities47%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities13%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities19%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities11%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities26%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities81%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Hispanic 3% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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50 Senter St
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Phone: (914) 238-6170

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