School Details

Bellamy Elementary School

9720 Wilsky Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 872-5387
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 679 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
56%
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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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
59%
63%
56%
61%
61%
63%
70%
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.
89%
85%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
55%
56%
50%
61%
61%
49%
56%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bellamy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Town 'n' Country. The principal of Bellamy Elementary School is MS. FRANCINE LAZARUS and can be contacted at Francine.Lazarus@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 679 children attend Bellamy Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 28% of the Bellamy Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 679 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bellamy Elementary School is 18:1. Woodbridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 21%
Hispanic 70% 34%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 60%
Limited English proficiency 28% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is very good. I'm so happy with that. My Child that has learn a lot.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm not happy with this school my daughter ends kindertgarden this next month and I have only one conference in the school year because she is very intelligent and does not require conference (though I ask I did not quote). .. so bad! comunnication poor with the teacher who responds to my notes of 3 or 5 days after

  • (5 years ago)

    I think bellamy elementary school is a great school when when it comes to teaching with kids also teachers are wouldful. but i have one major question is that the school did not get in touch with me one it came to me son of testing for passing grade level.

  • (5 years ago)

    My youngest son goes to this school and loves it. The teachers are very responsive and the principle always has a presence in the class rooms.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like the school and the teachers. The only thing I don't like like is that my daughter watches more movies and has more junk food at school then she has ever had at home. I feel that there is no point in giving a child cookies chips and hawiian punch then telling them to sit still and stay quiet. I just want more teaching and if they have a party why don t the teachers use their imaginations and have a music party or a treasure hut.

  • (6 years ago)

    Bellamy has the potential to be a great school but falls extremelyl short. They have no discipline practices expecially for children the age of 7. The principal is rarely on site and is not a presence at the school. The asst. principal is great as well as the nursing and teaching staff. This school also no longer has what has been reported on this site as an open classroom policiy. The contact between the teachers and parents is only as good as the teacher you are dealing with. This school does not appreciate the role of an active parent and is oppositional to an active parent if it requires dedication and effort on their part. A school is only as strong as its weakest student. I would not recommend this school to anyone who has a difficult child and is educated in helping them succeed in the classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    My oldest son is in his last year at Bellamy. He has attended Bellamy for five years. Bellamy's teachers staff and principal have made a great impression on their students. My son was struggling with his grades the first two years. After some tutoring and speech therapy at the school my son is now a A's and B's student. Thanks to the teachers who care at Bellamy. Parents need to be involved in their childrens education. If something is not going right for your child you need to call a meeting with teachers to discuss your childs options. If you do not help your child strive the teachers could only do so much. Parents need to be advocates for their children in order for them to successed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two boys that go to this school since kindergarden. The teachers are wonderful and the school itself is designed beautifully. I am very involved with my childrens academics. I give this school A+ for teahcer student and parent involvement. The teachers communicate on the daily basis with the parents whether via notes progress notes telephone calls etc. One of the reasons I haven't move is because my children enjoy attending Bellamy.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is attending Bellamy for his 3rd year. We are very happy with the school. We actually love the open classroom concept. We were hesitant about it his first year (I thought it would be distracting and possibly disruptive) but after spending time in the classroom I realized it is actually wonderful. The gifted math program here is awesome with a wonderful teacher. In fact we have no complaints about any of the teachers our son has had. They have all kept him challenged and we stay in touch with both of the teachers he has had prior to this year. As a parent I always feel welcome to come to the school and be involved with what's going on with our son - that is very important to me. Teacher/parent communication is great via progress reports notes conferences and occasional phone calls. We couldn't be happier!

  • (9 years ago)

    Good School but I dont like the open classroom concept.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 3 daughters that started at Bellamy Elementary this school year the school is great!teachers are wonderful helpful very involved with parents. Academic programs offered are great and they have advanced classes. My children are involved in music and art and are on the honor roll. My experience with this school has been wonderful. From school functions and meetings parent involvement is high. I feel the academics staff and the safety of the school are all excellent. And what speaks the loudest my girls enjoy school and their grades show it!

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