School Details

Bellflower Elementary School

6655 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 255-4212
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 431 students 18 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

88%
88%
78%
91%
91%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mentor Exempted Village School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
90%
78%
99%
97%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mentor Exempted Village School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
68%
86%
88%
74%
81%
81%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mentor Exempted Village School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bellflower Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mentor. The principal of Bellflower Elementary School is Ms. Heather L. Hardy, who can be contacted at hardy@mentorschools.org. 431 students attend Bellflower Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the 431 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bellflower Elementary School is 18:1. Rice Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Hispanic 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 30%
Economically disadvantaged 10% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Our grandson was not doing well in Kindergarten at Bellflower. The staff recommened he be held back. We did not believe that this was an appropriate conclusion. We transferred him to Fairfax and he's adapting really well to 1st grade. If your child is struggling academically you may want to consider transferring out of Bellflower. Otherwise it's a decent school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think there is a lack of communciation from the staff at Bellflower. We get a notice in the mail that bus schedules will be sent and then no bus schedules. I get tons of papers sent to my home before school and no notice of who my childrens teachers are going to be. No open house before school starts so the my children can locate their classroom so when they get to school that very first day they won't be lost. I also have papers sent home with no instructions/directions on what to do with them. I think that the teachers are very caring I just wish there was better/more communication.

  • (5 years ago)

    Outstanding school. Very pleased with teachers and administration all are committed to excellence from academics to social and interpersonal development of the students. Mentor School District is a very strong school system this just might be the best school in the district.

  • (5 years ago)

    Top notch staff. Principal and teachers genuinely care about the students. Academics are clearly the top priority and students are in a very supportive safe environment too. The staff takes children's safety and well being very seriously and any disruptive or bullying behavior is simply not tolerated. Everything centers around creating a positive productive environment for learning and it really shows. Lots of school pride too. Very happy my children go to Bellflower.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bellflower is a great school perhaps the best in Mentor. The staff has children's best interest in mind and takes parental feedback very seriously. Responses are quick and thorough. Strong gifted program including for higher learners but not technically having 'gifted' classification per se. Before Kindergarten I considered parochial school but since Mentor schools and Bellflower in particular have a strong reputation I chose the public school route; haven't been disappointed. Furthermore my decision was only reaffirmed when I discovered that the my 2nd grader had been identified as gifted but the local parochial school I was considering didn't even HAVE a gifted program--in which case I'd have to switch to a public school to ensure an enhanced curriculum. I've had 3 children at Bellflower and have been VERY pleased from academics to social development for students such as a strong proactive anti-bullying program. Excellent school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 2 children go through this school and a 3rd still there. The teachers are beyond excellent. They are all committed to their craft. I would agree that the old administration wasn't very cooperative with extra help and interventions but the current staff is top notch. Best in Mentor!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is very reluctant to provide students with any extra help in school with areas they are struggling with. Unless there is a specific learning disability established you will get no help from them. Also many of the teachers share gossip about students and other teachers with the volunteer parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers at this school care more about the kids than any where I have ever seen. To bad the admistration doesn't.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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