School Details

Belcher Elementary School

1839 Belcher Road South, Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 538-7437
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 662 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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57%
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53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
75%
82%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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51%
56%
55%
60%
61%
42%
55%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belcher Elementary School is a public elementary school in Largo. The principal of Belcher Elementary School is MRS. LISA K ROTH and can be contacted at 0321.principal@pcsb.org. 662 children attend Belcher Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Belcher Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 662 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Belcher Elementary School is 14:1. St Pauls School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 21% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 25%
Limited English proficiency 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Belcher Elementary is an awesome school. One of the biggest strengths is a positive attitude shown by all the staff. I am very happy that my 2 grandchildren are attending . I look forward to their continued success at Belcher!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started Belcher on 8/21/12 and some parent said on 8/23/12 that drop offs and dismissals were chaotic? Really? That was RUDE! I think you all made my daughters first year at school VERY pleasurable! And made her dad and myself VERY proud!! She excelled in every subject!! Thank you again!!

  • (2 years ago)

    So far I am not happy with this school. Noone seems to ever get my childs phone numbers right they are forever calling her grandparents instead of me about things and they have been given all my numbers and been told by my parents to call me I to was not aware of my daughter not doing her reading until I saw it written in her agenda this is my daughters first school change since she started in pre-k and I wish I would have never moved. She has always been an honor roll student and now she is struggling??? Does not make any sense to me at all. She has always been a great student and loved school until now. I am very dissapointed. Any time I have spoken to her teachers ot had a meeting I always felt tlike they were rushing through it if this is how I feel and get treated perhaps my daughter is experiencing the same treatment not enough time is given to my daughter when she has questions I am thinking....very sad....I am not happy at all

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has no leadership. Children do not walk in lines and dismissal is a very chaotic and stressful time. They use a bullhorn and very loud speakers to call the child's name when their parents car pulls up. Children run to their classroom in and it is a very dangerous place for the younger kids. The Principal Lisa Roth has no control of this school. I do feel bad for the teachers and students because they are the victims of no strong leadershop

  • (2 years ago)

    Belcher Elementary is a great school. I was a teacher there for 15 years and the staff was a true family. Special thanks to the principal and DMT for watching out for the Hawkins/Floyd family for 14 years. Keep up the great work you do for children in providing a great education. We promise to visit you. Barbara Angela Angenika Kayla and Jacquez.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal and entire staff are very caring and professional. Both of my grandchildren attended Belcher Elementary. This is a rare school who sponsors a fifth grade trip to Washington DC yearly in May.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a student at Belcher in the 80s and now work as a teacher there today! Teachers administrators support staff students and parents all work together to make Belcher an amazing place to learn!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great staff and principal! They make all for child's success. Specially appreciates for ESL teachers! I don't know how to communicate with parents and school's site don't work therefore I opened the facebook page.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has attended Belcher for 3 years he loves the teachers and so do I. Anytime I have needed to speak with them they find time for me in their very hectic day. Two thumbs up for the Staff of Belcher Bobcats

  • (7 years ago)

    Second week of school and my fourth grader seems happy to be there. That itself is worth writing about. Kudos to Belcher and the entire staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has attened this school for 3 years. School started out great as far as teacher and staff are concerned. This past year seems to be very little help and information available from the staff. The teacher told me more than 8 times during the year how she just didnt have time to send me weekly reports home about my child. I hardly ever got his work home until the end of the year. wasnt untill 3 months before school was out that I found my son was in danger of failing. School needs a lot of owrk on improving the teachers and remembering why they are in this line of work in the first place!

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