Bell Academy

Public 6-8

 18-25 212th St
       Bayside, NY  11360


(718) 428-0587

District: New York City Geographic District #25

SchoolDigger Rank:
43rd of 1,242 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,259 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  352

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
99.2%


Racial breakdown:

Asian:
40.1%
Hispanic:
27.0%
White:
26.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.


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Compare Details Bell Academy ranks better than 96.5% of middle schools in New York. It also ranks first among 8 ranked middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #25! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Bell Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (40.1%), Hispanic (27%), White (26.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the New York City Geographic District #25. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bell Academy is 15.2. 5 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #25 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bell Academy is $15,259, which is the 3rd highest among 8 middle schools in the New York City Geographic District #25.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Bell Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Bell Academy 43rd of 1242 New York public middle schools. (See Bell Academy in the ranking list.)

New York City Geographic District #25:

SchoolDigger ranks New York City Geographic District #25 137th of 720 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bell Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 69.82 443rd 1224 63.8%
2010 77.77 270th 1243 78.3%
2011 74.34 350th 1295 73.0%
2012 80.62 226th 1337 83.1%
2013 84.11 165th 1373 88.0%
2014 77.85 221st 1401 84.2%
2015 68.39 375th 1407 73.3%
2016 74.15 284th 1429 80.1%
2017 91.07 100th 1455 93.1%
2018 88.86 121st 1438 91.6%
2019 88.99 130th 1439 91.0%
2021 94.49 43rd 1242 96.5%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Open Quote Let me start off by saying that I graduated from this school in 2012, so things have changed and administration has changed. However, what does NOT change is my horrible three years of experience at this school. After graduating from Bell, I went to a specialized high school and I am now a college student at one of the top 15 nationally ranked universities in the US. However, Bell Academy always found a way to put me and many other bright Asian students into trouble that white kids were able to get away with. Therefore, I must advise parents to stay away from this school. The school teachers always favored white and hispanic students over asian students and the grades and awards were given to white and hispanic students despite better performance on exams by the asian students. I remember teachers threatening students with grades and always screaming at them. The teachers were incompetent as Russell whom I remember as the technology teacher did not even know how to properly use Microsoft word and powerpoint and always ordered the students whom she favored to do her job. The lunch time which served as a hiatus from the dreadful classroom was hampered by the most unprofessional and deplorable lunch room ladies whose job were to scream at the students. Overall, I felt like I was in a jail, always supervised, and was under the supervision of the most incompetent and authoritative teachers. My time at Bell only degraded by learning experience. The people, commenting that this school was like a family, are students who were either white or students whose parent had a good relationship with the administrators, always helping out at school. I do NOT recommend this school and the administration that I was under moved to Veritas Academy, a high school in Flushing. DO NOT send your child there either. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Open Quote Bell academy is a very excellent school where student, each one of them received a good education and can thrive in their school live.
Starting from principal, assistant principal, and all teachers and support staff, they are very wonderful at what they doing. I'm very fortunate that my two kids can go there and got the foundation that they needed it for H.S. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bell Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 58 7 75 46 1 n/a n/a 0 187
2009 107 14 110 64 2 n/a n/a 0 297
2010 119 13 117 63 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2011 122 13 102 67 1 0 0 0 305
2012 127 19 112 78 0 1 0 0 337
2013 158 17 111 85 0 0 0 0 371
2014 149 17 122 78 0 0 0 0 366
2015 152 13 116 88 0 0 1 0 370
2016 125 15 125 100 0 0 2 0 367
2017 114 18 122 109 0 2 3 0 368
2018 117 19 113 116 0 3 6 0 374
2019 113 14 133 96 0 1 7 0 364
2020 115 9 140 88 0 1 9 0 362
2021 94 11 141 95 0 0 11 0 352

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 Bell Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 187 13.0 14.4 54
2009 297 16.0 18.6 49.5
2010 313 15.9 19.5 n/a
2011 305 19.0 16.0 49.5
2012 337 20.0 16.8 51.3
2013 371 23.2 15.9 51.2
2014 366 22.9 15.9 48.4
2015 370 23.0 16.0 45.4
2016 367 23.0 15.9 49.9
2017 368 23.7 15.4 53
2018 374 26.9 13.8 48.4
2019 364 23.0 15.8 41.8
2020 362 25.0 14.4 46.4
2021 352 23.1 15.2 48.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Bell Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 187 13.0 14.4 54
2009 297 16.0 18.6 49.5
2010 313 15.9 19.5 n/a
2011 305 19.0 16.0 49.5
2012 337 20.0 16.8 51.3
2013 371 23.2 15.9 51.2
2014 366 22.9 15.9 48.4
2015 370 23.0 16.0 45.4
2016 367 23.0 15.9 49.9
2017 368 23.7 15.4 53
2018 374 26.9 13.8 48.4
2019 364 23.0 15.8 41.8
2020 362 25.0 14.4 46.4
2021 352 23.1 15.2 48.6

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.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely Immunized
201599.2%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bell Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $433 (2.8%) $14,964 (97.2%) $15,397
2020 $344 (2.4%) $14,184 (97.6%) $14,528
2021 $266 (1.7%) $14,993 (98.3%) $15,259

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bell Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 130th of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 43rd of 1242 Middle schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bell Academy)8093.9
 13.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #25)6173.3
 12.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4762.3
 15.3%
6th Grade Math (Bell Academy)7485.5
 11.5%
   6th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #25)6358.8
 4.2%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4739
 8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bell Academy)6674
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #25)5566.5
 11.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048.5
 8.5%
7th Grade Math (Bell Academy)6074
 14%
   7th Grade Math (New York City Geographic District #25)6167.2
 6.2%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4440.1
 3.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bell Academy)7986.3
 7.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York City Geographic District #25)6271.4
 9.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4858.9
 10.9%
End of Course Algebra I (Bell Academy)97.584.9
 12.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York City Geographic District #25)71.481.8
 10.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.176.3
 5.2%
End of Course Living Environment (Bell Academy)91.587.9
 3.6%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York City Geographic District #25)70.884.2
 13.3%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.279.8
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students364352
 3.3%
African American1411
 21.4%
American Indian00
Asian133141
 6%
Hispanic9695
 1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races711
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.8%48.6%
 6.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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