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Beaver Dam High School

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Posted July 1, 2014

I've been attending this middle school/high school for many years now and I must say that it's an overall great school. The population of the students is very low compared to other high schools ranging around 250 students including the middle school. BDHS is still fairly new to the world, built in 2004 it's slowly but surely improving on a plethora of things. What I admire most about this school is the ambition the students hold. The eagerness the teachers have to educate. The idolizing performance our athletes undertake and the damn good cleaning our janitors do...lol. With such a small school it's very efficient to get around and get stuff done, also it's easier to get to know friendly peers and sorta become a "family" with them. There is rarely any bullying, and conflict between staff and students. Thumbs up to that, right? I do wish we had better programs, clubs and exciting extracurricular classes. But to be granted with such access to all that we would need more students and more money. Anyway, we work with what we have and still have a kick ass time here at BDHS. (:


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 71% 43%
White 26% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3470 E. Rio Virgin Road
Beaver Dam, AZ 86432
Phone: (928) 347-5486

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