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Beekman Junior High School

Public | PK-8

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 25, 2013

This is a great school that is getting better. My children have been here since Pre-K. Now it is becoming a charter school with a high school. They will get to stay through high school. The principal is a great leader who tries to help students and parents. The teachers really care about the students and give them lots of individual attention. The secretary is friendly and helpful when parents come in the office. The assistant principal is a tough cookie who is no nonsense, but she loves the students and helps the parents. I can't say anything bad about the school except the food is not that great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

As a parent, I am very happy. The teachers do a good job, and the principal makes the students behave so they can learn. I disagree with the negative reviews. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

As a former student I don't recommend Beekman Jr High. When I attended Beekman it was academically one of the top schools in the state. In spite of that it was a horrible experience. I hoped that it had improved since I left but judging from the previous 2 reviews in support of it it sounds like it hasn't. One reviewer posted, 'No one I am aware of has had an interest in any other activity <basketball.>' That comment pretty much sums up the attitude of those involved in the school. Tolerance and acceptance is not their strong point.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2007

I am a former student of Beekman Jr.High,my children attend Beekman as well, over all the school is a very good school, the academics is lacking, but what we do offer is taught by terrific, caring teachers. The principal is a very caring man and he cares about our kids and community.I wouldn't send my children any where else.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 15, 2007

I, as well as my 2 older brothers, attended Beekman Jr. High from K-8. I was tremendously hurt by the comments made about this wonderful school. Beekman provided great teaching as well as great, caring teachers. Beekman now has a softball team with their well-known basketball team on which I played. Young Beekmanites are raised playing basketball, and that's what they love. No one that I am aware of has had an interest in any other activity. When I attended Beekman there was a monthly PTO meeting which my parents attended. At least half of my class is now in an honors program, and is in the upper 25% of our class. Beekman is a wonderful school that will provide great opportunities for many children.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2006

The school is situated in a small, rural community, with all the advantages and disadvantages that brings. It is a small school and with usually more personalized attention and teaching for the students. However, the only extracurricular activity offered is basketball, (both boys and girls teams.) There is no music instruction (namely band), which can be a hardship when the students later attend the Sr. High. In order to participate in band at the high school level students must start in JrHigh, which they can't if they attend Beekman. Parental involvement varies. While local parents are active and supportive of the school, parents of students from outside of the district (this is a voucher school) tend to be less concerned about the school, and are definitely not as involved in PTA, conferences, etc. (I am former student, now a science teacher.)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2005

Both of my boys went to Beekman, this being their first year of schooling, my kindergartener was stabbed in the eye with a pencil by a student attending his 2nd or 3rd year of kindergarten there. The repeat kindergartener was never punished or sent home, the principle just simply had a 'talk' with the parents(who didn't care that their brat had almost taken my son's vision). After failing the end of year test, the child was sent on to 1st grade, due to his age. Howbeit, the teacher in this situation had already been to the principle's office 3 times before this with violence issues, she was given no relief. Not only did we change schools, but she resigned the kindergarten class after a decade of being there. Much love to that teacher, but boo to a principle who can be bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 47%
Black 30% 45%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15190 A M Baker Road
Bastrop, LA 71220
Phone: (318) 281-1743

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