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Belmont Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 417 students

 

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Posted November 21, 2013

This school is amazing. I went there as a child. My mother also went there as a child. My daughter started Kindergarten there this year. Her teachers are amazing and top notch! My daughter just completed her 50th day of kindergarten and is reading! Amazing! The principal, Mrs. Jackson is great. So kind and friendly. I love this school and this district..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

My daughter is thriving at this school. She finished kindergarten reading & doing math which included simple algebra & basic geometry concepts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Belmont is a great family. My children feel safe here. They work hard and participate in many different activities. It is in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

I am extremely pleased with the education in the school. I have a son who went there for grade school and one has now entered this year. North Babylon is a great community. The principal has been doing wonderfully.They provide a good foundation for what's to come in our children's future education!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

This is my fourth year in this school, and currently have two children attending. Have found this school to be a great environment both educationally and emotionally for my children. Principal is doing a great job, many parents are involved with the PTA, there is a really strong sense of community. Like another reviewer said, cannot get everything right every time, but my personal experiences have always been extremely positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

Having just completed kindergarten at Belmont our son is looking forward to 1st grade. We also have a 5-yr old daugter that will enter this fall as a kindergartener and she too is looking forward to attending. As a PTA mom I have seen that the principal is very involved in all the activities as well as being very caring towards the students. The teachers are good and the PTA is great. Our son is reading books on his own and loves school. It seems to me that some parents are unrealistic in their expectations of teachers. We as the parents are mostly responsible for how much and how well our children learn; teachers are our reinforcements. I truly believe that this is a great school and the principal and staff are doing an amazing job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

My children have been going to Belmont for years, and I have found that academically this school is wonderful, the staff always puts the kids first. I have not had any problems that have not been able to be worked out. Everywhere in life, people make mistakes or occasionally have bad judgement, however, if you spend the time to talk with the staff, I have found the feedback is appreciated. This school deserves a good reputation,it has some of the finest teachers in it and a new principal who is still improving on a daily basis. She listens to ideas and lets you know whether or not they can be implemented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

My daughter is a kindergardener at this school, and so far I have been very pleased with what is going on in the school. Im sure that being a principle is a very tough job and dealing with many diffrent personalities must be hard but I think mrs. Jackson cares about the students and is doing a good job. I will however keep my eyes open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

I honesty think Mrs. Jackson is a great principal and is doing a good job - Although she should spend more time looking into each child and listening than protecting teachers with tenor. Not all children are the same and not all teachers are pleasant and nurturing. I found that out... Really hope my child gets a better teacher next year.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2006

since I went to this school I will say that the 5 years I've been there were the best.i had a lot of fun in gym, playing in art ,also music
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

I also do not recommend this school. They do not have the necessary patience or tolerance to be educators. THey need to start putting the children first.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 24, 2006

Great teachers! Always willing to do their best for the children! the principal is a different story. Principal needs to address and act upon guarantying the safety of our children when it comes to recess time. I do not recommend this school, because the physical and emotional well being of our children must be priority no. 1 at all times, and the principal's leadership does not guarantee that.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
63%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

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 1 53% 48%
Black 1 22% 19%
Hispanic 2 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 19%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 235%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 78%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. VALERIE JACKSON

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108 Barnum St
North Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 321-3259

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