We moved back to the Dayton area last summer and chose our new home based in part on the reputation of the Sugarcreek-Bellbrook schools. The faculty and staff of Stephen Bell have been wonderful in welcoming my 1st grader and helping him settle in to his new environment. He's very happy and has made a lot of friends and we are thrilled with his progress. We couldn't be more pleased!
Stephen Bell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Xenia. The principal of Stephen Bell Elementary School is Ms. Ginger C. Keeton and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 531 students attend Stephen Bell Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 531 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Stephen Bell Elementary School is 21:1. Bell Creek Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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The staff is excellent and very personable. They have a great security program as well. The downside is the every other day kindergarten program doesn't allow for your child to get on a routine. They don't challenge the student. It would be fine if your child is on level or below level as I think then they'd be challenged but if they are above level they will be bored. Other schools he's attended developed ways to challenge him. It seems like he's been put on auto pilot since the teacher doesn't have to worry about him passing his skills test at the end of the year.
I absolutely LOVE Sugarcreek school district! My daughter is now ending her second year at Stephen Bell and it has been AWESOME!! I have contemplated moving but because I am very happy with her education achievements and the WONDERFUL staff I have sacrificed to stay in Bellbrook.
My son is in his second year at Stephen Bell and my husband and I have been very impressed at the education he is receiving. The teachers make sure that each child has an education that is tailored to their individuals needs. And the school strongly encourages parent involvement in the classroom; so there are many opportunities to volunteer. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 due to the lack of diversity amongst staff and students. But all in all its a great school in a great district!