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Belmont High School

Public | 9-12 | 1178 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2013

No phone calls back from Principal or Asst....no messages....been calling everyday for a week and several times in February....no parent/teacher organization. Dayton Public Schools just says I need to contact Principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and counselors are very caring, supportive, and helpful. They work with the students and parents in the best interests of the student/child. They have very good communication with parents and are accessible for the students. They encourage as well as push them to reach their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

Dayton Public Schools are not clean. The teachers do not seem like they care. If you show up to class then, basiclly you pass. I am a Dayton Public School student, and I want to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2008

Well whatever the rest of u say Belmont Now is a whole lot better. some used to say there was no help but now there are programs afterschool that help with homework. those who want to learn will take that advantage but the rest that dont care wont go and then say Belmont doesn't help! by the way im a freshman and all the teachers are great and very very helpful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

i don't even know where to start. i don't feel that the kids learn anything at this school. the teachers are to busy trying to be cool and be the students friend. they are not in control as only effident by the numerous fights that broke out at the school this year. i believe the teachers and faculty are overwhelmed by the problem and don't know where to start in the effort to gain control. i am appalled at the lack of security measures in place at that school and what measures they do have available for use are not being used correctly or to their fullest potential. and when i asked my student what they did/learned at school today they tell me they either watched a movie or made prank phone calls or some other non-educational activity. i would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

belmont is a good school. the teacher's are wonderful. but if i had a kid i would never in my life time send him or her there. the student's ruin the out view of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

I consider Belmont an impressive High School. Yes it does have difficulties. But nothing is perfect. Right? I as well think Belmont is very helpful with their students. If your child is willing to learn.They will. But if they do not want to learn they will not. So I think this is a great school no matter what anyone says. xChristyx
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2007

I found that no one at that school was helpful when it came to extra homework or special help. I won't name any teachers, but the majority of them just give up when one doesn't understand the material presented infront of them. The children have a horrible attitude and I wouldn't reccommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2006

I have to say that there is so much public opinion about Dayton Public schools but I think it may be misplaced. I think school is what the students and parents make it. If you go to school with a bad attitude you're only hurting yourself. But if you go with a learning attitude and a willingness to make the most of your education you'll gain so much for yourself! 20 years ago I graduated from Col. White High School and had a wonderful educational experience. And public opinion of that school at that time was very poor. I think people need to have the right attitude to make education work. No matter what school they attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

Well me personally I love Belmont and it is not a bad school at all. The principle is great and the teachers and students are great. Yea every school is going to have their usual underachievers but the teachers at Belmont help them. The coach fr the varsity team is so great he has my son 3.0 GPA and he makes him do his homework and classwork 24/7 and my son is a sophomore so everyone should be looking out for the team they are going to be great. Also not only the sports but the grades are coming up and the test scores are coming up. You may not realize it yet but Belmont is on the rise and when the win state in athletics do not be surprised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

This school isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I will be graduating there this year and I am very glad that I choose to go to Belmont. Its just like every other school. All schools have there problems but because we are a pulic school everyone wants to judge and its not fair to us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2004

Just one step into the building itself will give you an overall ideal of the curriculum and pride of the school; gloomy. This school badly needs reconstructuring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2004

The leadership at this school is poor; however, I believe that the administration is under much pressure to keep kids in school, although they should be considered for an alternative education.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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54%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female65%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic39%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Disabled28%
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%

Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male61%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabled33%
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%

Science

All Students44%
Female49%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanic22%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Disabled32%
Non-disabled58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%

Writing

All Students62%
Female76%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Disabled29%
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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70 (2010)
 
70 (2009)
 
73 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

75%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

58%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 74%
Black 33% 16%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 26%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00am
School end time
  • 3:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kenneth W. Kraemer
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (937) 542-6461

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Pto cec alumni association priority board
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2323 Mapleview Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: (937) 542-6460

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