10531 Klein Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Bel Aire Elementary School serves 586 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Bel Aire Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 586 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bel Aire Elementary School's student population of 586 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
586 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Bel Aire Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bel Aire Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#516 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
31%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
33%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
12%
4%
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Black
56%
48%
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White
22%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
8%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).

How many students attend Bel Aire Elementary School?

586 students attend Bel Aire Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

56% of Bel Aire Elementary School students are Black, 22% of students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Bel Aire Elementary School?

Bel Aire Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.

What grades does Bel Aire Elementary School offer ?

Bel Aire Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

What school district is Bel Aire Elementary School part of?

Bel Aire Elementary School is part of Harrison County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 586 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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