School Details

Belmont Hills El School

5000 Neshaminy Blvd, Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 750-2800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 548 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
74%
80%
77%
68%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
81%
83%
65%
68%
72%
79%
82%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
79%
73%
75%
67%
65%
79%
73%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
79%
77%
75%
68%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bensalem Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belmont Hills El School is a public middle school in Bensalem. The principal of Belmont Hills El School is Mrs Marla Zeisler. 548 students go to Belmont Hills El School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 40% of the 548 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Belmont Hills El School is 14:1. Our Lady of Grace School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 69% 61%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 13%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This is a very good school. Do not be discouraged by its ratings which prove opposite to reality. We went to school with 9 out 10 rating and were really surplice to find that Belmont Hills is much better school. The Belmont Hills has a lot of young energetic and enthusiastic teachers with Master s degree who loves their work. They school funding is much better than other schools in Bucks County which helps to provide students with the latest gadgets and supplies.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very little home work for the kids to do. My child does not like the food from the cafeteria. The before and after school program is very expensive. Too many days off how can schools provide continum of education with so many days off.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a special needs child and I have never worked with a more loving and caring group of teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel the teachers and staff really care about the kids it's not just a job. I had some horrible experiences with schools until we moved and my kids started there.

  • (8 years ago)

    Class sizes too large. Inadequate and ineffective educational program for the college minded. No parent involvement is appreciated.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Quality of the math and reading program would be excellent if the student teacher ratio was better. The teachers would then have time to actually teach. Belmont Hills PTG has a few problems. At the first meeting of the year there was too much disorganization and too much emphasis on who was not joining the organization and not enough talk about the yearly activities. If the PTG became involved in the childrens academic programs maybe the school rankings would increase but then again they have organizational issues with the fall hay ride/ ice cream social therefore brainstorming for solutions to the academic challenges that our children face may be a difficult task. Safety is a concern. The children wait in an unorganized fashion on the school grounds as opposed to organized groups according to grade. It is difficult to tell which child is staying and which child is leaving.

  • (10 years ago)

    good programs but have some concerns over the cutting back of reading assistance Teachers are concerned about students. Good music programs and many parents are involved in the school and the pta. School very concerned about NCLB and have arranged curriculum to be in alignment with that.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter started her education with Belmont Hills. I have been extremely impressed with there 'Bully Free' policy. My daughter has been very happy with her school and to this day continues to visit with her first grade teacher. She has enjoyed being able to go to several different classes during the week. I believe that her following school years will benefit from what she has already gained at Belmont Hills.

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