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Posted April 28, 2014

I can see the previous reviews are very old! We are new to Beckwith as of Fall 2013 and I have been very impressed with this wonderful school. It is not behind the times and the teachers that my 6th and 8th grader have are all great. I'm a pretty good judge here because my children have been in many schools in USA and also International schools abroad. I just watched an amazing musical written by the art teacher and performed by many talented students. My daughter is in the band and I have been to the concerts. There are plenty after school activities available and sports offered, along with STEM Night held for families. We moved last from a very highly rated school district in another state and my children are NOT missing out here. We have been very happy at this school...very nice students and faculty (not to mention very frequent police presence there for the safety of our kids!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

This school wasn't built for the large amount of students they are getting. And thier budget doesn't match it either. I was a new student in 8th grade and I was very disapointed in the system. The school is very old fashion and behind in most areas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2009

If you're reading this site and contemplating moving to a town based on their school system don't even consider Rehoboth. Approximately 10 years ago the school system was actually one of the better ones in the area - though there has been a slow and steady decline ever since as a result of budget issues etc etc. Many, not all, but many of the teachers at the elementary and middle school levels simply go through the motions day after day, year after year. Though planning to originally stay in Rehoboth, after 6 years we moved - thank goodness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

i think that the school is great but a little bit disappointed that they are getting rid of the after school activites,chorus,band , and some of the fun related arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2004

I believe that the entire staff at Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle school do a great job protecting and providing a safe and healthy environment for the students. The teachers each year help students to learn what they will need in their immediate future and that will guide them throught the rest of their lives. The principal also is the very best because he can always be their every day and also to the secrataries who work very hard to have everything done on time. Overall, Doroty L. Beckwith Middle School is a place where your kids will learn and be allowed to have fun and enjoy junior-high.
—Submitted by a student


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 65% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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71%

2011

 
 
62%

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59%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
58%

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59%

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Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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39%

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50%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

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57%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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84%

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79%

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70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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65%

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60%

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56%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
86%

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87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female70%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female39%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female94%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rehoboth, MA 02769
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