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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 73% 50%
Black 1 10% 32%
Hispanic 1 9% 13%
Two or more races 1 5% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19483 John J Williams Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
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Phone: (302) 645-6288

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