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277 Karen Way

Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

(415) 388-7100

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Grades: 3 - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 516

Students Per Teacher: 17

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21 Parent Reviews for Bel Aire Elementary School

I agree with all of the negative comments below. I went to this school last year and remembered poor math, art, and music programs, all of which are important in kids learning. My math class last year which was separate from others for advanced students, was very unsatisfactory and I learned virtually ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/14/14

The school teaches to the middle and lower end. Higher achieving students are used as teacher aides to help the under achieving students. Students are not held accountable for homework and the curriculum is not well taught. They actually taught the same curriculum my dc had the year before in private ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/14

Bel Aire is a warm and creative place for your child to learn and we have had a very positive experience with both the staff and principal. Our teachers in both 3rd and 4th grade have been incredible!

Posted by a parent on 03/28/14

Having your kid want to go to school does not mean you are at a Good School! like the last person who wrote about this school and gave it a 5 star might benefit from actually going there (3-5th grade). She might learn some basic punctuation, if she is lucky enough to get one of the "good teachers". ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/06/14

We couldn't disagree more with the rating comments in the reviews. Pati Purcell runs school that has incredibly high morale across the staff and students. We are not big donators but we have always gotten the best teachers. Our 5th grader absolutely loves Bel Aire and his experience there has taken ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/24/14

I went to this school many years ago. Besides the after school model airplane class, everything else was terrible. I was bullied and pushed around and nobody did anything. I couldn't stand the kids that went there so when I finally graduated, I made my parents put me in a private school. Luckily, that ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/05/13

Fully agree with the post right below. Why isn't principal Purcell held accountable? She does not deserve to be an administrator, especially for children! Most parents I Know try to duck under her radar, even when they feel the school and teacher quality are going downhill fast. The other schools in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/20/13

If I could, I would give this school a zero. While this school has some really good teachers it is poorly run by the administration. I think the principal is unethical, incompetent, and a bully. I'm not sure how she can ignore emais from parents month after month and keep her job without a response. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/19/13

Awfully. My daughter finally graduated from this school. The school is disorganized.It's too bad the school is ran by such poor quality teachers.

Posted by a parent on 08/10/13

At a party, the principal was complaining and gossiping about the 3rd grade parents. She doesnt mind when the teachers do this either. Not all of them do, but our certainly did! Reminds me if the silly cliques in high school, only it's the supposed role models and educators for our children. Disgusting!

Posted by a parent on 07/23/13

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Test Year: 2012
Bel Aire Elementary School
Reed Union Elementary School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Belvedere Tiburon schools — Bel Aire Elementary School is located at 277 Karen Way, Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920. 277 Karen Way is in the 94920 ZIP code in Belvedere Tiburon, CA The school district for Bel Aire Elementary School is the Reed Union Elementary School District. Bel Aire Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels 3 - 5.
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