Belmont Hills Elementary School

Summary:

Belmont Hills Elementary School is a public K-4 school in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, part of the highly-ranked Lower Merion School District, serving 344 students with a predominantly White (72.67%) student population.

Belmont Hills Elementary is an exceptional school, consistently ranking among the top 46 out of 1,534 elementary schools in Pennsylvania. Its students excel academically, scoring well above state and district averages in PSSA tests for Math (83.1% proficient), Science (95.8% proficient), and English Language Arts (85.8% proficient). The school also performs exceptionally well for its White student population (ranked 67th out of 1,236 PA elementary schools) and students with disabilities (ranked 12th out of 1,043 schools). With a low student-teacher ratio of 10.4 and high per-student spending of $32,025, Belmont Hills provides a supportive learning environment that contributes to its strong academic results.

Compared to other top-performing elementary schools in the Lower Merion School District, such as Merion Elementary, Gladwyne School, and Cynwyd School, Belmont Hills maintains a slight edge in most academic metrics. While the school has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (15.7%) compared to the Philadelphia City School District, it has a more racially diverse student population than other Lower Merion schools.


Detail:

Public K-4

 200 School Street
       Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004-1997


(610) 645-1420

District: Lower Merion School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $32,025 Help


Students who attend Belmont Hills Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Welsh Valley Middle School
High:    Harriton Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.7%
Asian:
14.0%
Two or more races:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Belmont Hills Elementary School ranks better than 97% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lower Merion School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.51. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Belmont Hills Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Lower Merion School District. Racial makeup is: White (72.7%), Asian (14%), two or more races (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Belmont Hills Elementary School is 10.4, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Lower Merion School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Belmont Hills Elementary School is $32,025, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Lower Merion School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Belmont Hills Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Belmont Hills Elementary School 46th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Belmont Hills Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lower Merion School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Merion School District 7th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Belmont Hills Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Belmont Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.81 362nd 1302 72.2%
2004 85.71 145th 1308 88.9%
2005 84.16 97th 1299 92.5%
2006 83.19 134th 1545 91.3%
2007 78.23 280th 1555 82.0%
2008 77.72 266th 1551 82.8%
2009 81.43 166th 1549 89.3%
2010 74.95 345th 1579 78.2%
2011 77.62 265th 1597 83.4%
2012 80.48 195th 1599 87.8%
2013 84.01 104th 1519 93.2%
2014 85.82 72nd 1467 95.1%
2015 89.01 71st 1474 95.2%
2016 82.33 232nd 1554 85.1%
2017 89.16 64th 1547 95.9%
2018 85.11 159th 1530 89.6%
2019 86.98 126th 1544 91.8%
2021 90.95 72nd 1433 95.0%
2022 90.90 79th 1534 94.9%
2023 92.51 46th 1534 97.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Belmont Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.83 12th 1043 98.8%
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Rank History for White students at Belmont Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 89.28 67th 1236 94.6%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Belmont Hills Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Open Quote had 3 kids in this school. can't say a single bad word about it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Belmont Hills Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 327 8 17 2 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2001 336 10 18 1 0 n/a n/a 0 365
2002 351 9 27 2 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2003 351 9 27 2 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2004 368 10 21 5 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2005 374 10 32 4 4 n/a n/a 0 424
2006 393 10 26 3 3 n/a n/a 0 435
2007 388 12 34 2 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2008 403 8 34 3 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2009 390 7 35 2 0 n/a n/a 6 440
2010 384 8 35 4 1 n/a n/a 13 445
2011 380 13 48 3 1 0 14 0 459
2012 369 12 46 9 1 0 12 0 449
2013 369 15 45 12 1 0 11 0 453
2014 378 14 45 13 1 0 18 0 469
2015 367 13 39 20 1 0 26 0 466
2016 377 17 41 20 1 0 31 0 487
2017 369 12 44 24 0 0 35 0 484
2018 365 25 55 25 1 0 38 0 509
2019 351 26 60 23 1 0 35 0 496
2020 334 23 63 26 1 0 31 0 478
2021 325 16 64 22 1 0 27 0 455
2022 316 20 69 22 1 0 26 0 454
2023 250 12 48 15 0 0 19 0 344

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 Belmont Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 354 23.7 14.9 5.4
2001 365 27.6 13.2 8.5
2002 390 29.4 13.3 3.3
2003 390 29.4 13.3 3.3
2004 404 30.5 13.2 4.2
2005 424 27.1 15.6 3.1
2006 435 30.0 14.5 5.7
2007 436 31.8 13.7 6.2
2008 448 37.5 11.9 6.5
2009 440 37.1 11.9 6.2
2010 445 37.2 11.9 5.1
2011 459 38.3 11.9 8.9
2012 449 39.3 11.4 8.9
2013 453 38.7 11.7 9.3
2014 469 40.2 11.6 9.6
2015 466 39.0 11.9 9.4
2016 487 41.0 11.8 10.5
2017 484 40.1 12.0 7
2018 509 41.6 12.2 12.2
2019 496 41.1 12.0 12.3
2020 478 44.3 10.7 14.6
2021 455 44.3 10.2 13.2
2022 454 43.3 10.4 12.6
2023 344 33.0 10.4 15.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Belmont Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 354 23.7 14.9 5.4
2001 365 27.6 13.2 8.5
2002 390 29.4 13.3 3.3
2003 390 29.4 13.3 3.3
2004 404 30.5 13.2 4.2
2005 424 27.1 15.6 3.1
2006 435 30.0 14.5 5.7
2007 436 31.8 13.7 6.2
2008 448 37.5 11.9 6.5
2009 440 37.1 11.9 6.2
2010 445 37.2 11.9 5.1
2011 459 38.3 11.9 8.9
2012 449 39.3 11.4 8.9
2013 453 38.7 11.7 9.3
2014 469 40.2 11.6 9.6
2015 466 39.0 11.9 9.4
2016 487 41.0 11.8 10.5
2017 484 40.1 12.0 7
2018 509 41.6 12.2 12.2
2019 496 41.1 12.0 12.3
2020 478 44.3 10.7 14.6
2021 455 44.3 10.2 13.2
2022 454 43.3 10.4 12.6
2023 344 33.0 10.4 15.7

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 Belmont Hills Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $196 (0.7%) $26,884 (99.3%) $27,080
2020 $158 (0.5%) $29,066 (99.5%) $29,224
2021 $370 (1.2%) $31,660 (98.8%) $32,030
2022 $308 (1.0%) $31,717 (99.0%) $32,024

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Belmont Hills Elementary School

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 126th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 46th of 1534 Elementary schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Belmont Hills Elementary School)79.785.9
 6.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Hills Elementary School)84.987.1
 2.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Belmont Hills Elementary School)79.380.3
 1%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Belmont Hills Elementary School)92.395.8
 3.5%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Hills Elementary School)79.384.5
 5.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Belmont Hills Elementary School)79.260.4
 18.8%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4335.5
 7.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Hills Elementary School)87.477.7
 9.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Belmont Hills Elementary School)79.483.1
 3.7%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Belmont Hills Elementary School)92.395.8
 3.5%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Belmont Hills Elementary School)83.785.8
 2.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students496344
 30.6%
African American2612
 53.8%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian6048
 20%
Hispanic2315
 34.8%
Pacific Islander00
White351250
 28.8%
Two or More Races3519
 45.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.3%15.7%
 3.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Belmont Hills Elementary School

Students at Belmont Hills Elementary School are 73% White, 14% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 344 students attended Belmont Hills Elementary School.

Students who attend Belmont Hills Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Welsh Valley Middle School
High : Harriton Senior High School

Yes! Belmont Hills Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 46th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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