School Details

The Bellaire School

207-11 89th Ave, Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 464-2119
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 1057 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

35%
27%
32%
39%
32%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
31%
33%
38%
34%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
27%
30%
44%
33%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #29 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

The Bellaire School is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of The Bellaire School is MR. GEORGE T. HADJOGLOU and can be contacted at ghadjog@schools.nyc.gov. 1,057 children attend The Bellaire School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 10% of the The Bellaire School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 1,057 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at The Bellaire School is 14:1. Merrick Academy Queens Public Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 13%
Asian 38% %
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 71%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.7%
Hispanic 21% 13%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 72%
Limited English proficiency 10% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great. There are great teachers and para-professionals there. Maybe people do not know but among other schools this is one of the schools that handicapped children have the opportunity to attend. This year has been challenging though. As much as the school (the administration) would like to help there are some children that need more attention than the school could provide. This school hasn't backed down though and has accepted the challenge to TRY and for that I give them an A-plus.

  • (1 year ago)

    I posted the last comment. I meant comment not compliment. Sorry! Sheesh I've seriously gotta use 15 words for a comment?!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child goes to P.S. 135Q - The Bellaire School. THE WORST SCHOOL EVER! Since day 1 my daughter has been bullied by her classmate and the teacher does nothing about it yet this school is said to be "Bully Free". The VP won't do anything other than making claims that she wasn't there (so obviously it didn't happen) making my daughter out to be a liar. Her class teacher scolds and lectures her every time she went to complain about the bully.Repeatedly we've tried to talk to the principal and school about this but till today nothing is being done and my daughter comes home from school sad and hurt. My daughter who used to love going to school now absolutely hates school because of this school. Save your kid if you want them to have a good positive learning experience don't send them to this school for the love of God.

  • (5 years ago)

    All my children went their it is a beautiful school. teachers and helpers are just fantastic

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a good school because they really care about the children. They help them to strive for greatness with awarding them for being student of the month and are very informative when it come to state test and different events. The school and the grounds are well maintained.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at this school in the gifted class. I love these teachers. They are so awesome. There are even cool programs you can join. It even lets you learn ballroom dancing for free. Wowee wow wow!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school improved. When my older child used to attend here the school wasn't as well as it is now. The Standerized State Test Scores have improved the extracurricular activities have improved with a great variety for elementary children. All teachers are dedicated and care about where your child will be going for middle school. I couldn't ask for anything better than 135!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. It was an experience of a lifetime with many options. My children always walked out of school with a smile. In 5th grade a few kids start to think that he/she is all that and start to make fun of kids classes in whole but all matters are immediatley handled and I love that. This school is safe and a happy place to be. Highly reccommended.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has improved greatly and is one of the best schools I think there are in New York City for elemantry! The staff is so dedicated and so are the teachers. They work hard to make sure students get the best and only the best. 4th and 5th get to participate in Dancing Classrooms. There are many amazing programs after school such as Drama Dance Band and a small Haitian Club. There is a huge choice avaliable for middle schools. You don't face alot of peer pressure and its just an extraordinary school in the whole. We get to take trips to Camp Broadway JIB Lanes and we got junk food and even baseball games. The kids are so friendly. You can make a friend in a minute! The graduation ceremony is also outstanding at a church and their is also a senior dance and a yearbook. I love 135!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a very good elementary school. I think it needs some new 5th grade teachers. Many of the 5th grade teachers are amazing and others are tired and put alot of pressure on the kids. Some of the 5th grade teachers I like others I dislike. They need some new ones. Overall this school is okay. The activites are great and the cooperation is good. I'd give it a b plus right away!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a safe and caring environment. Students use the programs Everyday Mathematics Online and Renzulli Learning. Renzulli is probably the best expericence I ever had. I got to do the things I love all through the year and still do everything else. I would like to thank the world's best teacher's- Mrs.Kohl Ms.Gabrielsen Ms.Duncan Ms. Cruz-Lopez and Ms.Lachman. They really are woking hard and students are showing progress. This is the best school ever. Ms.Nelson is also amazing. She is serious and funny which helps drive interest in subjects. I am graduating this year. I will truly miss this school more than any other. The middle school options are amazng. So are the extra activities. The principal made the kids write to soldiers each year. He is excellent. There are no discipline problem students in the school. Parent get involved all the time whether to help classes or PTA.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has mostly a popualtion of Guyanese Filipino and Indian. If you consider your children hanging around a majority of these type of kids this school is for you. There is a black american club to allow black students who come from different countries such as Haiti to stick together and learn English together just to give foreign children a little warm welcome. They do international dancing (which I loved!) Ms.D the dance teacher was awsome. We did Indian dancing hip hop and others and had so much fun. This year we are working on the play of The Little Mermaid. The boys in the class are doing band and the kids in chorus are going to take a trip to a hospital and sing a Christmas welcome to sick people. I think that is just charming. Graduating students have huge oppurtunities for middle schools. such as Scholar's Academy.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is school is excellent. Please believe this comment only. The teachers are caring. They have afterschool programs for drama dance and band. These programs are free! They also have a Black American club. Last year me and my best friend got to sing in a school competition since we are apart of the chorus and PS.135Q got gold! Also in grades 4 and 5 students get to learn a choice of language (Russian Greek or Spanish.) These clubs are also free. They also prepare you for middle school by giving strict homework and uniform rules detention and switching of teachers rules in the 5th grade. They had the program of Dancing Classrooms come to the school for grades 4 and 5. It was a wonderful experience that helped teach the students respect. For the senior year 5th graders had a senior dance a yearbook and a beautiful graduation ceremony.

  • (6 years ago)

    I thinnk this school tries hard but more programmes are needed in sports and music.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school was no good. Awful. TRy P.S.33 Thw only good thing about this school was the playground.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has an excellent academic structure. The children are well behaved. The afterschool program is also very good and is a big help for working parents. My son is in Kindergarten and he gets a lot of homework every night which is great it keeps his mind stimulated. I can see that he is learning a lot and is more advanced than my friend's son who is also attending another Public school close by but he only gets one paper of homework which is basically to write one letter or number in his Kindergarten class. The standard of education at PS 135 and overall structure of the school is excellent it's like getting the same standard of education in private school but without the high cost.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very good school. My daughter has learned to read and write in spanish and english. She loves her teachers and her classmates. She looks forward to attending school everyday. The only problem is no free after school program. The program they have is very expensive and not worth the money. They definately need more after schools programs and more activites.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school. The teachers care about teaching the kids. Not just getting their degree through some program that they are teaching for free in order to get their masters. The children are well behaved and the parents are involved. The plays and shows they put on are spectacular. A great school with a great music program and art program and excellent igc teachers. The trips are and experience that you as a parent will want to go on and be a part of..Your child will not forget the teachers or the friends they make much less the things they learn

  • (9 years ago)

    I was a student of PS 135- graduating in the Class of 1999. I was very pleased with this school as it began my extracurricular advancements with 'Top classes' book clubs with the vice principal math club and opportunities to learn the instrument I still play today the clarinet. 135 begins students involvement at a young age which is quite effective. I really enjoyed my time there!

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe the quality of academic programs are fair. I would like to see more structured programs as well as a free afterschool program. I think the course work is too demanding and that the classrooms are crowded.

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