Belcher



Belcher Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Belcher Students by Grade
PK 0
K 118
1 94
2 83
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Belcher is a public elementary school located in Chicopee, MA in the Chicopee School District. It enrolls 295 students in grades 1st through 12th. Belcher is the 807th largest public school in Massachusetts and the 41,673rd largest nationally. It has 14.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 295
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.03

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Belcher Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 160
(54%)
2,762
(53%)
 Female 135
(46%)
2,482
(47%)

Belcher Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 176
(60%)
3,179
(61%)
 Hispanic 90
(31%)
1,663
(32%)
 Black 17
(6%)
166
(3%)
 Two or More 9
(3%)
148
(3%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
75
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Belcher Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 191
(65%)
3,073
(59%)
 Not Eligible 77
(26%)
1,723
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(9%)
448
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,088 ranked schools in Massachusetts, Belcher is ranked 285th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Belcher students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 38.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Belcher Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 220
2006 222
2007 236
2008 270
2009 263
2010 260
2011 264
2012 295

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11
2006 11.1
2007 10.7
2008 12.9
2009 12.5
2010 13.5
2011 14.2
2012 14

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.76818181818182
2006 0.47297297297297
2007 0.6864406779661
2008 0.72592592592593
2009 0.76425855513308
2010 0.78846153846154
2011 0.72727272727273
2012 0.73898305084746

Compare Belcher to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,238.6% 12.4:1
 
1,400.0% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 38.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 73.9%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Belcher
Chicopee, MA
Public KG - 02 295 14:1  
Barry
Chicopee, MA
Public KG - 05 448 13.8:1 1 miles
St Joan of Arc School
Chicopee, MA
Private PK - 08 243 17:1 1 miles
Lambert-Lavoie
Chicopee, MA
Public KG - 05 296 13.5:1 2 miles
Holy Name School
Chicopee, MA
Private PK - 08 118 7:1 2 miles
Valley West School
Chicopee, MA
Private 01 - 12 74 3:1 2 miles
Academy Hill School
Springfield, MA
Private KG - 08 109 8:1 2 miles
Szetela Early Childhood Center
Chicopee, MA
Public PK - PK 258 19.1:1 2 miles
St Stanislaus Elementary School
Chicopee, MA
Private PK - 08 365 12:1 2 miles
Gen John J Stefanik
Chicopee, MA
Public KG - 05 378 12:1 2 miles
Samuel Bowles
Springfield, MA
Public KG - 05 347 12.3:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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