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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bellmont Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Decatur, IN. It has 691 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Bellmont Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
108 responses
Average ACT
24
42 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$55,847
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Football games
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Pep-rally
    18%
  • SRT
    18%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Homecoming Week
    9%
  • Power hour on mondays and fridays
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
691
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,966/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Bellmont shines in its academics and student life. With the opportunities of dual-credit and AP classes, I have shaved off almost 2 years of college, and will be able to jump right into my major and minors in college. I am extremely grateful for this. Student life here has also been great, as I have been in show choir, theatre, and cheered. The support from faculty and some students has been amazing. However, Bellmont can also be a place of confusion and inhospitality. So many times administration and faculty treat even those who do nothing wrong with little respect, and there are student issues that are irritating to have to put up with it, since the remedy to most of the problems is to go over the PA and get students where they are supposed to be.
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Overall, I have enjoyed my experience at Bellmont for the most part but the school itself is very lackluster in the aspect of academics and clubs. We do not offer many clubs and especially don't offer many science courses. As a girl going into STEM, this was very disappointing because I wanted to have more diverse science opportunities other than the basic courses that are required.
Bellmont High school is a good school but they have issues to work on. We have recently become a school of 3 parts. High school, Middle, and Elementary School. The middle school was already there for many years but the elementary was made this last year or so. There are some great teachers and people I love at BHS but Bellmont needs to learn how to deal with the changes. This is the first year though so I hope it improves for future high schoolers.