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Beacon Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 419 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

My child struggled at this school. As much as I asked for extra help for her I was brushed aside. Their math aid only had time for TAG students. Teachers didnt want to communicate with me and the principal made excuses. We moved to another county and my daughter has since flourished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

i graduated from this school and have found that this school is still prospering. The principal i had was very supportive and she was a very great leader. KEEP IT UP BEACON HEIGHTS!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 74% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 12%
Black 31% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
White 1% 42%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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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
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
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6929 Furman Parkway
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone: (301) 918-8700

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