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Beechwood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 584 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2012

Beechwood is an awesome school! I have a 1st adn 3rd grader there and they love and so do I! The teachers truly work with their students and they care about the students education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

We have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader who have both been at Beechwood since kindergarten. Great staff, academics, and PTA! We love Beechwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

Beechwood, at best, is a very poor school. Based on the reactions of my son and his homework, the teachers do not truly teach. I have pulled my son from Beechwood and their "education" program. He is beyond thriving in his new environment. If you value your children's future... Stay Away From Beechwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

When we moved to Vicksburg, we were told to buy a home in Beechwood catchment area. We did and we could not be more pleased. My son is second grade and needs some extra help. The teachers have been accomodating and the principal is marvelous! Absolutely wonderful place!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Beechwood Elementary is a wonderful place to Bee! My Grandson is in the 4th grade. He is an ADHD student. The Princpal and Teachers worked together to provide him the extra help he needed to achieve his goals. He is doing well and enjoying school. He is also enjoying violin classes again this year. Beechwood is a wonderful school. Your child would be lucky to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I love this school! my son is in kinder,and my daughter is in 2nd grade.The teachers here are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

Beechwood is a great elementary school. The teachers are very dedicated to the students. They not only teach the academics, the are concerned about the whole child. Beechwood is also very unique. It has several special ed classes, early education classes, and classes for children with autism. My daughter is in the sixth grade this year, this is her 1st year at Beechwood. She left all of her friends that she had known since kindergarten and I was worried that the change would be hard for her. The teachers and the students made the adjustment easy for her. My daughter has found a special place in her heart for children with disabilities because of the Beechwood. The principals, teachers, & students at Beechwood are great. I'm glad she is in the place to bee!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

Beechwood is a wonderful school because of the students', parents', and facultys' dedication to ongoing improvement. The school has a number of wonderful aspects including; three computer labs, a specialized science lab, current and research based curriculum, reading tutors for 'at risk' students, several national board certified teachers, and a 'Model School' classification in Accelerated Reader. They are currently working on being a 'Master School' in the Accelerated Reader program. This is a very high honor and is rarely reached. My daughter had an excellent K-4 education due to the dedication of everyone at Beechwood. I would recommend the school to anyone who is looking for a caring and dedicated place for their child's early years of school.
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 51% 50%
White 47% 46%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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999 Hwy 27 South
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 638-3874

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