Bells Elementary School

Tel: (856)589-8441
Grades: 1-5

563 students

Bells Elementary School serves 563 students in grades 1-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Bells Elementary School operates within the Washington Township School District.

Overview

The student population of 563 students has grown by 41% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-5
Total Students 563 students
Bells Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Bells Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bells Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 12:1
Bells Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
9%
Bells Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
23%
Bells Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
7%
17%
Bells Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
81%
51%
Bells Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bells Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Bells Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.34 0.41
Bells Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
29%
Bells Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Bells Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,039 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
School District Name Washington Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
2
Number of Students Managed 8,039 983
Washington Township School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $146 MM $20 MM
Washington Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $137 MM $19 MM
Washington Township School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,778 $20,414
Washington Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,665 $19,395
Washington Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Washington Township High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chestnut Ridge Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wedgwood School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sewell Wedgwood School
    236 Hurffville Rd
    Sewell , NJ , 08080
    (856)227-8110
    0.9  mi  |  441  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Turnersville Birches Elementary School
    416 Westminster Blvd
    Turnersville , NJ , 08012
    (856)232-1290
    1  mi  |  482  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Sewell Washington Township High School
    519 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd
    Sewell , NJ , 08080
    (856)589-8500
    1.2  mi  |  2615  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Turnersville Whitman Elementary School
    827 Whitman School Dr
    Turnersville , NJ , 08012
    (856)227-1103
    1.5  mi  |  528  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Sewell Chestnut Ridge Middle School
    641 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd
    Sewell , NJ , 08080
    (856)582-3535
    1.8  mi  |  642  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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