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Belmont Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 459 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2009

My third child will be starting kindergarten at Belmont Hills this year. I have been totally happy with this school. My kids have had great teachers, I feel like they are learning a lot, and they love their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

No one could ask for a better school! Each child and their parents are known by the principal. I don't just mean that she knows the child, she knows what their challenges and their accomplishments are. I have three children that have attended this excellent school. Each one has their own set of needs. Each one has been treated with the individuality that he needs. I have the gifted child and the child who needs extra help reading. You do not need to pay for private schooling, you get it right here. I highly recommend! Come see for yourself & get involved. Great schools are supported by involved parents. Your concerns are listened to here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

This is the school that caused us to leave the public schools. If your child has good test scores, no-one cares if she's miserable. Too much pressure, too much competition, too many tests, too much pointless busywork. Don't say I didn't warn you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

Belmont Hills has been a great experience for our daughter. The principal knows every childs name and knows who their parents are. The teachers are very involved and keep parents up to date with all classroom activities. The parents support the school by attending many school functions. My child needs extra help in math and reading and has an IEP for that and is pulled out for the extra help. The children start learning French in 2nd grade and continues through 5th. This school provides a happy and safe enviroment with an above excellent education.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)93%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female97%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 83% 71%
Asian 10% 3%
Black 3% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: (610) 645-1420

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