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Henry C Beck Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted March 1, 2010

I am horrified at the state of Beck Middle School. My child does not have text books for any of her classes. She is not allowed to go to the library when the School web site clearly states they are open. The teachers tell her that she is required to use the internet for assignments when it was not listed on the school supply roster. Her teachers do not post the information on their e-boards that they claimed would be posted periodically. This school is a disgrace for the amount of taxes we pay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

Beck is the best middle school with the best teachers in the city of Cherry Hill. You get to experiance a great time with your teachers and get help when ever you need it. If you are choosing a cherry Hill school, Beck is the school to choose!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

Love the school but disappointed that the web site doesn't list the nightly homework.


Posted March 19, 2008

I am a retired public school teacher from New Jersey. My granddaughter is a student at Beck Middle School. I am so favorably impressed with the dedication of the teachers, the instruction, and the programs provided for the students. Cheers for Beck Middle School.


Posted January 12, 2004

This is school has a very above average education system. Teacher's work with student's to improve student's work and shows an all around proffesional way it does it's work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2003

They should not have homework during Rosh Hassunah and should not get as much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Black55%
Asian94%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicity85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black65%
Asian98%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicity85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education60%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students70%
Female75%
Male67%
Black37%
Asian88%
Hispanic65%
White72%
Other ethnicity82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black33%
Asian97%
Hispanic77%
White74%
Other ethnicity64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Black83%
Asian89%
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Black60%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education56%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
Black86%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education68%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey 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: New Jersey Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 9%
Black 8% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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950 Cropwell Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Phone: (856) 424-4505

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