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F E Bellows Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 339 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

F.E. Bellows is a FANTASTIC school. My children have been in three different elementary schools (we've moved houses a lot) so we know a good school when we see it. The staff are caring and capable; Principal Longabucco runs a tight ship. The class sizes are small and there are lots of extras (art, music, or library every day plus the opportunities to participate in enriched math, science fair, and orchestra). The school building is old but well kept, and there is a handsome new sport field. If I had one wish, it would be a language program for the younger grades, but that's about it. Oh, and it would be nice to have after school programs in the spring, too, but that's something for which the PTA needs to raise money. My child goes to school eagerly each morning and comes home smiling. Great job, everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love the one on one the students get, I love the teachers and staff, I think the school provides amazing opportunities, extra help groups, wonderful class trips, great after school clubs and the fact that the parents get to be so involved is so beneficial to our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Both of my children went to Bellows and it is an amazing small school and the Rye Neck Community. Both the teachers and the parents really care and are very involved in all aspects of the childrens education. Good Luck Bellows...it would be an award well deserved!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Wonderful and electic community that really participates in all the programs that the school offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Both my Children got a wonderful start to their education at FE Bellows. I would rate the school and Teachers 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

my first child went to bellows and received special services for learning disabilities. The teachers and support staff were encouraging and professional. thank you bellows for all your support!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

Academic programs are excellent, class size is small and the school is very well run. Parents are very involved in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

Quality of programs is excellent. Good teachers and good students. The principal is very friendly and close to students and parents. the academic level is one of the best in the Westchester county in NY state. The size of the school is small enought for parents to get to know each other. The Rye Neck school district is best school disctrict in my experiend. All the students go to same elementary school, same middle school and same high school. This is almost like private school environment so that students know everybody by the time they finish high school. Yet the academic level and level of other activities are on the best in the Westchester. The academic level of F.E. Belows is even improving in the past few years and it got score of almost 100 out of 100 at the top. I highly recommend this school.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students53%
Female51%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students60%
Female53%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities9%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students62%
Female52%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities10%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female71%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students57%
Female68%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 70% 48%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Black 2 3% 19%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 46%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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  • MS. MARGARET LONGABUCCO

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Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Phone: (914) 777-5200

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