• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1952
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    92.4
    student Enrollment
    287
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 21.3
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 42.4
    Multiracial...................... 10.7
    Hispanic......................... 21.3
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. 3.7
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 48.6 
    Female........................... 51.3
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 84.3
    504.................................. -
    Special Ed..................... 12.0
    LEP................................. 8.9
    Title 1............................. Yes

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2011- All finishes, equipment, and building systems were replaced. Two additions expanded the school, providing additional program space and creating a more prominent entry accessible from a new entrance road that better circulates traffic through the surrounding neighborhood and school site.

THE WORK OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2023

Belle Grove Elementary School

  • When each school began to plan their important work based on AACPS’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan during the spring of 2018, school teams reflected on their school culture, their community, and the key factors contributing to student achievement.  Each school was then asked to consider which Strategic Plan Indicators would have the greatest positive impact for their students. School leadership teams selected indicators and developed plans to focus and guide their efforts.  Please come with us on our journey as we describe why, what, and how we do our work to serve our students and families of our school.

Belle Grove Elementary's School Story

  • Belle Grove is located in the northern part of Anne Arundel County, bordering Baltimore City, in the community of Brooklyn Park, Maryland.  For over sixty years, Belle Grove has been a community school with the homes of students located within walking distance. Built in 1952, Belle Grove was renovated in 2011 to modernize and reconfigure the school for more effective curriculum delivery and operations for today’s students.  All finishes, equipment, and building systems were replaced. Two additions expanded the school, providing program space and creating a more prominent entry accessible from a new entrance road that better circulates traffic through the surrounding neighborhood and school site. 

    Belle Grove is recognized as a Title I school with over 70% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. The federal funds that Belle Grove receives provide funding for additional instructional positions, parent outreach activities, materials for students, and professional development.  In 2014, Belle Grove was named a National Title I Distinguished School for its sustained academic progress. This is the only school in Anne Arundel County that has received such an honor.

    Belle Grove Elementary School participates in the Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI) program that is utilized to increase access to high-quality arts-integrated learning opportunities for students and teachers.  Belle Grove participates in smART residencies through Young Audiences that invites artists to create hands on experiences for students.  Through AEMI, teachers increase their capacity to use arts integration in the classroom through professional development opportunities at the Chesapeake Arts Center. We know that learning through the arts engages students at high levels which correlates greatly with increases in achievement across the disciplines.

  • Experience the Growth Journey of  Belle Grove Elementary

     

  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THIS SCHOOL

    EEE
    Triple E Theme
    Arts & Humanities
    AEMI

Principal's Annual Summary*

  • This reflection will include a discussion of data and progress related to the Strategic Plan Indicators on which the school has been focused.

    *Due to the nature of assessment data becoming available in late summer/early fall, this information will be posted in October 2019.