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Bellevue El School

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Posted October 3, 2009

My son transferred from a Catholic school and the staff has been very nice in this adjustment from different schools. He is very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

My son and I both love this school! His teacher is great and the other parents are friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

This school is very PSSA orientated, the students do not get enough homework to help them exceed in courses they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

What a great school! My son just completed Kindergarten and he (and our family) had a very wonderful experience. His teacher, Mrs. Doerr, was exceptional. I found the principal to be very hands on. He knows each child by name. I am looking forward to the rest of my son's education at this school as well as sending his sibling to Bellevue Elementary. I especially value how this school proves that a community and school can come together and outperform demographic data. This school performs better than many others without regard to income level, free lunch % etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

We love Bellevue Elementary. Great teachers and Mr. Geyer is wonderful.The kids love him ! I'm amazed by the parent involvement/PTO. I'm glad to be part of such a wonderful team of parents. My child is blossoming as a student and I look forward to enrolling my younger children there.
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Posted February 23, 2006

My child previously attended a private school for four years and did ok. She struggled with Math for a couple of years and could not receive the help she needed during school hours. She got to the point where she hated the subject and became very discouraged. I had her tested twice by Bellevue Elementary and both times it showed her weakness in Math as well as the testing showed that the private school she attented was approximately 6 months behind the curriculum that Bellevue Elementary was at. I put my daughter into Bellevue Elementary and have seen a significant improvement in her studies and behavior. Bellevue Elementary is a wonderful school and has had a positive impact in our lives; especially my daughter's.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
71%
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 77% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

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 Students85%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male83%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female94%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 75% 71%
Black 10% 15%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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435 Lincoln Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Phone: (412) 732-3300

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