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Beacon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 559 students

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Posted April 24, 2010

Great education, teachers and administration. Top notch academics in a small town setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

excellent focus on student performance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Beacon Rocks! Everyone's nice and everyone knows each other. They make you feel at home and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2007

I love the school and I think that because of their amazing commitment to the children is their secret to being the best they can. They have a wonderful sports program and are known to be honest and true when competing. this school is but 3 years old and they have state of the art tecnology and and a five star group of educators. This is one of the best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2003

I love this school, but now they will have two new middle schools in this district, and the current one will become a 9th grade academy to prepare students for the change into high svhool without pressure. I love the pprincipals, who are very much involved with the students, and do not shun them, or refer to them as a student, but instead calls on each one by their name...(very personal, like family)
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special ed48%
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Special ed52%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special ed61%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Special ed64%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other race65%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special ed26%
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female87%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special ed73%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students91%
Female87%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special ed74%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students78%
Female69%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special ed56%
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Reward School for State of Delaware (2012)
  • Recognition School for State of Delaware (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Frederick, David M.
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 644-6118

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Honors track
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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19483 John J Williams Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
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