School Details

Belair Elementary School

501 25th St NW, Minot, ND 58703
(701) 857-4590
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 322 students 15 students/teacher (ND avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

87%
86%
86%
87%
79%
77%

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minot 1 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
75%
80%
86%
76%
75%
76%
70%
68%

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minot 1 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
76%
81%
82%
68%
68%

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minot 1 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belair Elementary School is a public elementary school in Minot. 322 students attend Belair Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 33% of the 322 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Belair Elementary School is 15:1. Longfellow Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 5%
Hispanic 0.9% 3%
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 33% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our second year at Bel Air. We have decided to homeschool (and I have never been a. Fan of home schooling so the fact that I've reached this point is surprising). We haven't been happy with the children's safety and pick up and dismissal the lack of communication for the teachers the inconsistent standards. Our kid reads about 65 words per minute. They told us he should be reading between 50-60 words per minute yet he wasn't up to par?!?! Doesn't make sense to me. Also he never has home work and I don't have a curriculum so I have idea what they are doing in school until the test comes home.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bel Air has caring teachers and staff. Their concern for the children's educational well being and personal growth is evident. The school has a welcoming and collaborative environment to both the kids and their families. .

  • (1 year ago)

    Our school has an awesome staff great kids and involved parents! We love Bel Air and we can't imagine sending our kids any where else!

  • (1 year ago)

    My children are happy at this school and have consistently improved in their test scores.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bel air elementary is a great school. The teachers and staff are so nice and easy to work with not to mention the school secretary is wonderful she treats all of the students like her own children!! The music teacher and choir group the Bel Air Bebops are amazing. My oldest daughter spent all of her grade school years here and was sad to say goodbye she a wonderful experience. My other daughter loves it too. The PTA is great and keeps everyone involved and does many fabulous things for the students and teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    On of my favorite places to Substitute Teach. Students are respectful and there seems to be few discipline issues. Teachers are organized and all staff are very welcoming. Very few distractions for the students throughout the school day.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bel Air is a great school. All educators and ancillary staff are experienced caring and supportive of individual student needs. The PTA is very active and supports educational goals through parent volunteers and providing necessary funds to supplement the classroom educational experience (i.e. Arts in the School additional technology RAH etc.) The school secretary is AWESOME (no other way to describe her). Even though Minot is growing Bel Air will most likely remain smaller in size because of physical location and property size. Go Bobcats!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is where my 2 grandsons are students.

  • (4 years ago)

    When we transferred in last year the teachers staff and parents made us feel welcome. We have absolute confidence our boys are getting the best education available. It is obvious the teachers and staff enjoy their jobs and school environment. We have no concerns about the children s safety while at school. Bel Air also has a very active PTA which shows the schools commitment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bel Air School has the most amazing and caring teachers. They welcome parents into the school with open arms. Couldn't ask for a better place for my children to spend their day!

  • (4 years ago)

    Bel Air school has wonderful staff that is very focus on the education of its students. They also display great character and enthusiasm. They are always willing to go the extra mile a great example is our wonderful music teacher who donates many hours for the school choir.

  • (5 years ago)

    our children went to Belair and now our grandchildren go there. It is the best overall school in Minot. The teachers treat all the kids as their own and help them to reach their full level of development. Belair school is the best!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Bel Air is a great school. My child has enjoyed attending Bel Air and has learned a great deal from experienced staff. Music physical education and library time are still included in the curriculum. Parents are very involved our first grade class had 8 parents sign up as room parent! I would recommend Bel Air to individuals relocating to the area.

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