School Details

Bell Top School

39 Reynolds Rd, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 207-2600
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 293 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

50%
42%
31%
50%
46%
34%

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 2013
  • East Greenbush Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
45%
30%
89%
63%
36%

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 2013
  • East Greenbush Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
44%
30%
68%
54%
30%

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 2013
  • East Greenbush Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bell Top School is a public elementary school in North Greenbush. The principal of Bell Top School is MR. JAMES MCHUGH and can be contacted at mchughja@egcsd.org. 293 students go to Bell Top School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 2% of the Bell Top School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 293 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bell Top School is 14:1. North Greenbush School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hispanic 6% 2%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 12%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Bell Top has a warm friendly community atmosphere. The principal is very knowledgeable in curriculum and instruction has great leadership skills and genuinely knows and connects with all the children. This school has addressed anti-bullying so well and creates a positive school climate by teaching character education and celebrating it by honoring students for their achievements as role models within the school community. The teachers are very professional and hard working always looking to meet the needs of ALL children and help them grow and succeed! It's truly an amazing place!

  • (6 years ago)

    The pros of this school is that it is a wonderful community. The families are wonderful and very supportive of one another. It is also a very small school so children know one another and feel at home. The cons are that many of the teaching practices are out of date and that there are too many weak teachers for such a small school. Many teachers are also not parent friendly. There is a new principal as of 2008 so perhaps he will work on these issues.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has attended 3 different schools this year; 4 total in the last 2 years. This is the first school she has wanted to go to school each morning and be excited about it. She cried the last day of school because she did not want to go on vacation

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a close net school very involved parents group very good leadership from the school administration.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school both academically and athletically. The teachers are the best around! Unfortunately the recent hiring of a new principal has seen a major decrease in 'happy' children. This principal is very clique-ish and her favoritism is obvious. The warm fuzzies have been replaced by cold pricklies. Hopefully this will change with time.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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