School Details

Belvedere Elementary School

3000 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 838-5900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 531 students 11 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
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52%
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61%
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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.
79%
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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
59%
56%
52%
62%
61%
51%
57%
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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belvedere Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Palm Beach. The principal of Belvedere Elementary School is MS. DIANE MAHAR and can be contacted at belvederes@palmbeachschools.org. 531 students attend Belvedere Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Belvedere Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 54% of the 531 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Belvedere Elementary School is 11:1. Conniston Middle Adult Education Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 31%
Multiracial 5% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Asian 0% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 60%
Limited English proficiency 4% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My kid has been there for 6 years at belvedere elem she had wonderful teachers and staff ok my kid had to try to make friends but a snap she had them so kids are bad but turns out some were great the staff some of them treat others bad and some good best if your kid a gg (good good) but great school you will love it

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is in first grade. Her experience with the principle teacher and fellow students have been very positve. The staff and pta are involved they are always trying to come up with new fun ways to have the children excited about learning and having school spirit. I am so happy that I chose Belvedere because my daughter is ahead than other children her own age that are attending other schools. I know that it is due to Belvedere.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Belvedere Elementary School is an excellent school. I have two children in that school one in 2nd grade and one in 4th grade.They offer an after school tutoring program for my 4th grader to help him prepare for Fcat and they also offer many other types of clubs one of which is a before school exercise program for children who may be a little over weight.The clubs are really great for the kids especially for the FCAT tutoring program there aren't many other schools that offer that in palm beach county I don't know how we got so lucky.The parent involvment in this school are great too.There is always something fun going on over the weekends put on by the schools PTA.

  • (10 years ago)

    Belvedere has a great Principal she is very involved with all students. Her open door policy makes communication great. The school is Brand New and the staff is very upbeat. I have a child in the first grade and one starting Kindergarten this year. The programs that she brings to us are educational and informative. The Teachers challenge the students and recognizes their individual needs.

  • (11 years ago)

    I used to go to Belvedere. Back then I thought it was a nice school with friendly students and teachers. I recently visited it and saw that it was being remodeled and thought this is very sad to me because it's changing but I also thought ' Good for them!' Overall I say that Belvedere is a great school and a great learning enviroment for our kids!

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