Paul J Bellew Elementary School

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25 Higbie Ln

West Islip, NY 11795

(631) 893-3340

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 520

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

4 Parent Reviews for Paul J Bellew Elementary School

Mr. Hunter runs the school based on his personal preferences and is not a good communicator with parents. He has implemented punishing and punative features with no input from parents. Also, while some of the teaching staff is excellent, it is very hit or miss. There is very little consistency so good ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/07/08

Paul J. Bellew is a place where the education depends on your child's placement each year. There is room for improvement. While there are some amazing educators, there are also classrooms where teachers are punitive and rely on color coded discipline programs for cooperation. Writing instruction is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/08

PJ Bellew is THE best Elementary School in the district... The Principal, Mr. Hunter does an outstanding job of constantly raising the bar for kids to achieve. He does this in a way that kids respond to enthusiastically because it is so much FUN! The teachers and staff, each and every one of them care ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/08/07

I have had 2 children in PJ Bellew for 3 years. I think it is an outstanding school. The teachers are very hard workers and are truely dedicated to the kids. The programs run through our district are very good. I have to say the parent involvement is good depending on the teacher however, that does ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/05

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Test scores for Paul J Bellew Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Paul J Bellew Elementary School
West Islip Union Free School District
New York
* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

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West Islip schools — Paul J Bellew Elementary School is located at 25 Higbie Ln, West Islip NY 11795. 25 Higbie Ln is in the 11795 ZIP code in West Islip, NY The school district for Paul J Bellew Elementary School is the West Islip Union Free School District. Paul J Bellew Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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