The Future Of Dayton Starts Here
Belmont High School is a comprehensive high school offering a college preparatory curriculum. We have a strong elective Navy JROTC program. Other electives include art, industrial arts, and foreign language. Belmont has an English as a Second Language program as well as programs for special needs students.
Belmont Parent Right-to-Know Letter
Belmont Staff List
9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
(Breakfast 8:45-9 a.m.)
Welcome to Belmont High School
Address: 2615 Wayne Avenue,
Dayton, OH, 45420
Melanie S. Walter, Principal
News from Belmont High School (7-12)
HS Schedule Preview Day (Grades 9-12): 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 7
Middle School Open House (Grades 7-8): 5 p.m., Aug. 14
HS Football: M,W,F 5:30-8:30 p.m.
HS Volleyball: M, W 2:30-4:30 p.m.
HS Soccer (Co-ed): Begins Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.
HS Cross-Country: M,W,F 3 p.m.
Dear Belmont Bison Family:
I am honored to have the opportunity to continue leading the charge in transforming Belmont High School into a truly effective school, where every child has the opportunity to excel and achieve in all of life’s arenas. We made great strides in improvement last year, and I am looking forward to many more this year.
BHS has many programs and attributes that can lead us to be an effective school. A few of those are:
- The Navy JROTC Program, where our cadets learn the structure and discipline that help guide them to success. They engage in classwork and participate in many outside functions, supporting the school and Belmont community.
- A unique partnership with Sinclair Community College through the Educational Talent Search, which provides interventions and opportunities for our students, along with Dual Credit options for upperclassmen.
- An emerging athletic program that shows dedication and perseverance.
- A teaching staff that is eager to utilize the strategies and approaches that are necessary to increase teaching and learning throughout the school year, focusing on the Common Core.
- A diverse student body of 1050 students, who embrace one another’s strengths and differences.
- A dynamic, state-of-the-art school with the latest technology and equipment to enhance learning.
While there are many victories each day at Belmont, we have identified areas that need continued improvements. The following are the academic goals for the 2014-15 school year:
- To create a sense of pride in Belmont, while embracing the diversity of cultures and heritages.
- To improve attendance to reach or exceed the state attendance goal of 93%.
- To increase by at least 50% the number of students who are promoted from one grade level to the next.
- To raise the Performance Index Score by at least 5 points.
- To enrich the climate of Belmont in order to improve the learning environment for all.
- To intensify the rigor in each classroom to raise expectations and achievements, ensuring that all students are college and/or job ready.
In order to attain these goals, we must all be accountable for our actions each day. To maximize the gains this year, we need to work together to achieve. Make sure that your child is on-time and prepared to learn every day. Take time to be involved in his/her learning and activities. Communicate with your child’s teachers on a regular basis. Check your child’s progress with the Home Access Center (online tool).
The Belmont staff and I will continue to maintain the highest level of expectations for each of your children. We will encourage your children to grow and achieve more. We will monitor and guide to ensure that the students have the tools necessary to become productive members of our global society, prepared for post-secondary or career goals.
At Belmont High School, we are proud of our rich history and are striving to achieve more. I anticipate many successes to come. I look forward to sharing these accomplishments with you throughout the year!
Melanie S. Walter
Belmont High School construction