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Beacon Preparatory School

Charter | 6-8 | 129 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2010

There seems to be some confusion about Beacon Preparatory School. The reviewer posting June 27, 2009 is referring to Beacon Academy Charter School in Maple Grove, not Beacon Prepatory School in Bloomington, located at 8600 Bloomington Ave. S. My two sons were enrolled at Beacon Prep for the 09-10 school year. The academics were solid, the school culture was good, the Principal and teachers were fairly responsive to concerns. Definitely room for improvement but all in all, an excellent option for those seeking a challenging classical education for their child(ren).
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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 69% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students90%
Female85%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female63%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students76%
Female61%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female62%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students60%
Female57%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 73%
Black 11% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 23%N/A37%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8600 Bloomington Ave South
Bloomington, MN 55425
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