Belle Sherman School

501 Mitchell St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Belle Sherman School serves 367 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Belle Sherman School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Belle Sherman School's student population of 367 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Belle Sherman School is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Belle Sherman School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1699 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
20%
9%
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Hispanic
9%
27%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
56%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.630.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIthaca City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Belle Sherman School is New Roots Charter School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Boynton Middle School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is South Hill School (0.7 miles away)
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