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The Bellaire School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 1057 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

This school is great. There are great teachers and para-professionals there. Maybe people do not know but among other schools this is one of the schools that handicapped children have the opportunity to attend. This year has been challenging though. As much as the school (the administration) would like to help, there are some children that need more attention than the school could provide. This school hasn't backed down though and has accepted the challenge to TRY and for that I give them an A-plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

I posted the last comment. I meant comment, not compliment. Sorry! Sheesh, I've seriously gotta use 15 words for a comment?!


Posted June 4, 2013

My child goes to P.S. 135Q - The Bellaire School. THE WORST SCHOOL EVER! Since day 1, my daughter has been bullied by her classmate, and the teacher does nothing about it, yet this school is said to be "Bully Free". The VP won't do anything, other than making claims that she wasn't there (so obviously it didn't happen), making my daughter out to be a liar. Her class teacher, scolds and lectures her, every time she went to complain about the bully.Repeatedly, we've tried to talk to the principal and school about this, but till today, nothing is being done, and my daughter comes home from school, sad and hurt. My daughter who used to love going to school, now absolutely hates school, because of this school. Save your kid, if you want them to have a good positive learning experience, don't send them to this school, for the love of God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

All my children went their, it is a beautiful school. teachers and helpers are just fantastic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This is a good school because they really care about the children. They help them to strive for greatness with awarding them for being student of the month and are very informative when it come to state test and different events. The school and the grounds are well maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I am a senior at this school in the gifted class. I love these teachers. They are so awesome. There are even cool programs you can join. It even lets you learn ballroom dancing for free. Wowee wow wow!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

This school improved. When my older child used to attend here, the school wasn't as well as it is now. The Standerized State Test Scores have improved, the extracurricular activities have improved, with a great variety for elementary children. All teachers are dedicated and care about where your child will be going for middle school. I couldn't ask for anything better than 135!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I love this school. It was an experience of a lifetime, with many options. My children always walked out of school with a smile. In 5th grade, a few kids start to think that he/she is all that and start to make fun of kids, classes in whole, but all matters are immediatley handled and I love that. This school is safe, and a happy place to be. Highly reccommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

This school has improved greatly and is one of the best schools I think there are in New York City for elemantry! The staff is so dedicated and so are the teachers. They work hard to make sure students get the best and only the best. 4th and 5th get to participate in Dancing Classrooms. There are many amazing programs after school such as Drama, Dance, Band, and a small Haitian Club. There is a huge choice avaliable for middle schools. You don't face alot of peer pressure and its just an extraordinary school in the whole. We get to take trips to Camp Broadway, JIB Lanes and we got junk food, and even baseball games. The kids are so friendly. You can make a friend in a minute! The graduation ceremony is also outstanding at a church and their is also a senior dance and a yearbook. I love 135!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2009

This school is a very good elementary school. I think it needs some new 5th grade teachers. Many of the 5th grade teachers are amazing and others are tired and put alot of pressure on the kids. Some of the 5th grade teachers I like, others I dislike. They need some new ones. Overall, this school is okay. The activites are great and the cooperation is good. I'd give it a b plus right away!


Posted December 8, 2008

This school has a safe and caring environment. Students use the programs Everyday Mathematics Online and Renzulli Learning. Renzulli is probably the best expericence I ever had. I got to do the things I love all through the year and still do everything else. I would like to thank the world's best teacher's- Mrs.Kohl, Ms.Gabrielsen, Ms.Duncan, Ms. Cruz-Lopez, and Ms.Lachman. They really are woking hard and students are showing progress. This is the best school ever. Ms.Nelson is also amazing. She is serious and funny which helps drive interest in subjects. I am graduating this year. I will truly miss this school more than any other. The middle school options are amazng. So are the extra activities. The principal made the kids write to soldiers each year. He is excellent. There are no discipline problem students in the school. Parent get involved all the time, whether to help classes or PTA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2008

This school has mostly a popualtion of Guyanese, Filipino, and Indian. If you consider your children hanging around a majority of these type of kids, this school is for you. There is a black american club to allow black students who come from different countries such as Haiti to stick together and learn English together, just to give foreign children a little warm welcome. They do international dancing (which I loved!) Ms.D, the dance teacher was awsome. We did Indian dancing,hip hop, and others and had so much fun. This year, we are working on the play of The Little Mermaid. The boys in the class are doing band and the kids in chorus are going to take a trip to a hospital and sing a Christmas welcome to sick people. I think that is just charming. Graduating students have huge oppurtunities for middle schools. such as Scholar's Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2008

This is school is excellent. Please believe this comment only. The teachers are caring. They have afterschool programs for drama,dance, and band. These programs are free! They also have a Black American club. Last year, me and my best friend got to sing in a school competition since we are apart of the chorus, and PS.135Q got gold! Also, in grades 4 and 5, students get to learn a choice of language (Russian, Greek, or Spanish.) These clubs are also free. They also prepare you for middle school by giving strict homework and uniform rules, detention, and switching of teachers rules in the 5th grade. They had the program of Dancing Classrooms come to the school for grades 4 and 5. It was a wonderful experience that helped teach the students respect. For the senior year, 5th graders had a senior dance, a yearbook, and a beautiful graduation ceremony.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

I thinnk this school tries hard, but more programmes are needed in sports and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

This school was no good. Awful. TRy P.S.33 Thw only good thing about this school was the playground.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

This school has an excellent academic structure. The children are well behaved. The afterschool program is also very good and is a big help for working parents. My son is in Kindergarten and he gets a lot of homework every night which is great it keeps his mind stimulated. I can see that he is learning a lot and is more advanced than my friend's son who is also attending another Public school close by but he only gets one paper of homework which is basically to write one letter or number in his Kindergarten class. The standard of education at PS 135 and overall structure of the school is excellent it's like getting the same standard of education in private school but without the high cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

This is a very good school. My daughter has learned to read and write in spanish and english. She loves her teachers and her classmates. She looks forward to attending school everyday. The only problem is no free after school program. The program they have is very expensive and not worth the money. They definately need more after schools programs and more activites.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 29, 2005

This is a great school. The teachers care about teaching the kids. Not just getting their degree through some program that they are teaching for free in order to get their masters. The children are well behaved and the parents are involved. The plays and shows they put on are spectacular. A great school with a great music program and art program and excellent igc teachers. The trips are and experience that you as a parent will want to go on and be a part of..Your child will not forget the teachers or the friends they make much less the things they learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

I was a student of PS 135- graduating in the Class of 1999. I was very pleased with this school, as it began my extracurricular advancements with 'Top classes', book clubs with the vice principal, math club, and opportunities to learn the instrument I still play today: the clarinet. 135 begins students involvement at a young age, which is quite effective. I really enjoyed my time there!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 20, 2005

I believe the quality of academic programs are fair. I would like to see more structured programs, as well as a free afterschool program. I think the course work is too demanding and that the classrooms are crowded.
—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 32% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
67%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the elementary 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

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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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 38% 9%
Black 1 33% 19%
Hispanic 1 21% 23%
White 2 5% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 184%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 62%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
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 397 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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8.1
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City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

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

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents34342%
Teachers5477%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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207-11 89th Ave
Queens Village, NY 11427
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