School Details

Belshaw Elementary School

2801 Roosevelt Lane, Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 779-7495
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 596 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

55%
48%
56%
74%
59%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Antioch Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
31%
46%
52%
55%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Antioch Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
59%
65%
57%
67%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Antioch Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
51%
60%
52%
53%
65%
38%
35%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Antioch Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belshaw Elementary School is a public elementary school in Antioch. The principal of Belshaw Elementary School is Laura Casdia, who can be contacted at lauracasdia@antioch.k12.ca.us. 596 students go to Belshaw Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 24% of the Belshaw Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 596 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Belshaw Elementary School is 19:1. Kimball Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 47% 34%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 22%
Filipino 2% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 18836%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.2% 6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 51%
Limited English proficiency 24% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the best elementery school in the contra costa school district. It was my old school and i still love it even when im in the eighth grade. Shiela Spaulding. Keep on rocking i loved your class and i still remember the song we yelled every friday. And the one after school.~ Sierra Ybarra

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is fantastic! Mr. Bolio the principal exhibits great leadership skills and is very involved in the day-to-day interactions of the students and parents morning greetings at the front gate crossing guard in the afternoons office interactions with parents answering and following up on parent questions and providing encouraging words and positive motivation to the students. He is wonderful! The teachers and staff are equally as participatory. A very dedicated group of parents are seen assisting in the classes and at various school functions. Highly recommended campus.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is outstanding!! This was our 1st year there but I am so glad that we will be there for years to come. The principal Mr. Bolio is one of the nicest & caring principals that I have met. He is always involved in everything going on in the school and is wonderful with the kids and the parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    We pulled our child out of this school. Parent involvement is almost nonexistent. School leadership does not take responsibility for the safety of its students. School does try to include estracurricular activities; music art sports etc. during the week.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been involved with this school for over 6 yrs. My 2nd grader is very happy and content with the teachers leadership and activities. The teachers he has had in the past are both unique and rare. As both teachers care about my childs education and future. My son has enjoyed music singing in the holiday assemblies. Creating art of a subject to be displayed on the school grounds. He feels to be an important part of Belshaw and this makes him very comfortable and happy. We parents are a family of adults caring looking out for and supporting each others children. We function as a village rather then individual units. Parent support could improve but the quality and number we now have is great.

  • (10 years ago)

    We are on our fourth student at Belshaw all requiring intradistrict transfers to be allowed to attend. Mr. Bolio is incredible and the excellence extends down to office staff and faculty. We consider our children to be fortunate to have attended here.

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