Bel Aire Elementary School

Public K-6

 10531 Klein Road
       Gulfport, MS  39503


(228) 832-7436

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District: Harrison County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
270th of 397 Mississippi Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,962 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5
Number of students:  718

Racial breakdown:

African American:
62.1%
White:
19.6%
Hispanic:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.2%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Bel Aire Elementary School ranks worse than 68% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranks last among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Harrison County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (62.1%), White (19.6%), Hispanic (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 94.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Harrison County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bel Aire Elementary School is 16.5, which is the 3rd best among 11 elementary schools in the Harrison County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bel Aire Elementary School is $7,962. 6 elementary schools in the Harrison County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bel Aire Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bel Aire Elementary School 270th of 397 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See Bel Aire Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Harrison County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Harrison County School District 18th of 129 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bel Aire Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 58.66 164th 394 58.4%
2009 75.39 85th 392 78.3%
2010 84.89 42nd 403 89.6%
2011 85.57 41st 418 90.2%
2012 70.08 119th 414 71.3%
2013 48.62 221st 408 45.8%
2014 35.73 274th 394 30.5%
2015 67.40 114th 402 71.6%
2016 49.18 198th 394 49.7%
2017 53.21 178th 406 56.2%
2018 52.42 196th 404 51.5%
2019 33.55 270th 397 32.0%

Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Open Quote This school is brilliant! My child has been at this school since 1st grade, and this is by far the friendliest neighborhood school I've sent my child too. The principal knows each parent directly and personally, even if the child is never in trouble. My child, being in advanced categories, is challenged daily. The school offers fun events regularly, such as Pickle Friday and Spring Fest, and the Kona-Ice truck comes every last Friday of the month. They also have a yearly talent show. I love this school, and I'd recommend it to any other parent looking for a family-friendly school and fun times. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bel Aire Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 530 454 19 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1010
1991 524 457 10 5 0 n/a n/a 0 996
1992 545 435 16 9 3 n/a n/a 0 1008
1993 559 469 16 6 2 n/a n/a 0 1052
1994 524 417 16 7 2 n/a n/a 0 966
1995 521 334 15 10 4 n/a n/a 0 884
1996 521 334 15 10 4 n/a n/a 0 884
1997 486 388 14 11 4 n/a n/a 0 903
1998 466 414 18 11 3 n/a n/a 0 912
1999 445 454 19 11 3 n/a n/a 0 932
2000 463 455 16 17 3 n/a n/a 0 954
2001 436 493 15 13 3 n/a n/a 0 960
2002 346 396 19 17 1 n/a n/a 0 779
2003 346 396 19 17 1 n/a n/a 0 779
2004 326 366 23 20 3 n/a n/a 0 738
2005 304 388 23 16 5 n/a n/a 0 736
2006 208 285 15 10 1 n/a n/a 0 519
2007 288 390 22 18 1 n/a n/a 0 719
2008 277 370 16 24 1 n/a n/a 0 688
2009 284 352 12 41 2 0 0 0 691
2010 261 373 15 40 1 0 0 0 690
2011 256 376 12 33 0 3 0 0 680
2012 275 418 9 30 0 1 2 0 735
2013 303 480 14 40 0 0 2 0 839
2014 295 487 10 36 0 5 3 0 836
2015 224 368 14 33 1 1 12 0 653
2016 207 390 18 45 1 0 19 0 680
2017 206 410 11 51 5 1 28 0 712
2018 180 416 12 50 3 2 39 0 702
2019 155 436 9 62 4 3 42 0 711
2020 141 446 8 72 6 5 40 0 718

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bel Aire Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 1010 55.9 18.0 n/a
1991 996 52.1 19.1 n/a
1992 1008 55.7 18.0 40.7
1993 1052 55.7 18.9 42.3
1994 966 55.5 17.4 40.4
1995 884 49.9 17.7 38.9
1996 884 49.9 17.7 38.9
1997 903 50.4 17.9 39.3
1998 912 50.6 18.0 40.9
1999 932 50.4 18.5 54.5
2000 954 53.5 17.8 55.3
2001 960 52.5 18.3 55.5
2002 779 41.2 18.9 53.1
2003 779 41.2 18.9 53.1
2004 738 43.2 17.1 80.5
2005 736 41.7 17.6 78
2006 519 40.5 12.8 99.4
2007 719 37.0 19.4 84.3
2008 688 38.1 18.1 80.2
2009 691 37.5 18.4 78.4
2010 690 37.4 18.4 81.4
2011 680 38.2 17.7 84.4
2012 735 37.2 19.7 85.6
2013 839 41.9 20.0 87.1
2014 836 43.1 19.3 89.2
2015 653 39.0 16.7 88.5
2016 680 40.0 17.0 90
2017 712 41.0 17.3 90.3
2018 702 44.0 15.9 91.6
2019 711 41.1 17.2 92.5
2020 718 43.4 16.5 94.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bel Aire Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 1010 55.9 18.0 n/a
1991 996 52.1 19.1 n/a
1992 1008 55.7 18.0 40.7
1993 1052 55.7 18.9 42.3
1994 966 55.5 17.4 40.4
1995 884 49.9 17.7 38.9
1996 884 49.9 17.7 38.9
1997 903 50.4 17.9 39.3
1998 912 50.6 18.0 40.9
1999 932 50.4 18.5 54.5
2000 954 53.5 17.8 55.3
2001 960 52.5 18.3 55.5
2002 779 41.2 18.9 53.1
2003 779 41.2 18.9 53.1
2004 738 43.2 17.1 80.5
2005 736 41.7 17.6 78
2006 519 40.5 12.8 99.4
2007 719 37.0 19.4 84.3
2008 688 38.1 18.1 80.2
2009 691 37.5 18.4 78.4
2010 690 37.4 18.4 81.4
2011 680 38.2 17.7 84.4
2012 735 37.2 19.7 85.6
2013 839 41.9 20.0 87.1
2014 836 43.1 19.3 89.2
2015 653 39.0 16.7 88.5
2016 680 40.0 17.0 90
2017 712 41.0 17.3 90.3
2018 702 44.0 15.9 91.6
2019 711 41.1 17.2 92.5
2020 718 43.4 16.5 94.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bel Aire Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $847 (10.6%) $7,114 (89.3%) $7,962

Data source: Mississippi Department of Education




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