Bell Elementary School

  • Bell Elementary School serves 359 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Bell Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Bell Elementary School operates within the Cleveland School District.

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School Overview

  • Bell Elementary School's student population of 359 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students359 students
Bell Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Bell Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Bell Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBell Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Bell Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bell Elementary School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Bell Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
3%
1%
Bell Elementary School Asian Students (2013-2016)
Hispanic
2%
3%
Bell Elementary School Black Students (2004-2016)
Black
50%
49%
Bell Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
45%
45%
Bell Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
n/a
1%
Bell Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsBell Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.31
Bell Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
Bell Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Bell Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Bell Elementary School is Cleveland School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 146 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Cleveland School District's student population of 3,652 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,479 in this district is less than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,152 is less than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameCleveland School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    12
    5
    Number of Students Managed3,6522,008
    Cleveland School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    17%
    31%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    25%
    33%
    District Total Revenue$32 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$30 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,479$10,065
    District Spending / Student$8,152$10,094
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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