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Beacon High School

Public | 9-12 | 1041 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 27, 2014

Every school has it's ups and downs, but as an optimistic, mature and persistent student, I found this school to be a great asset to take with me into the future. I've had many great memories and am going to college this fall, I'm going to miss it.


Posted March 29, 2014

I am happy with Beacon schools.It is not without it's issues though. I have 2 very motivated students, and my oldest was just accepted to an ivy league university. But there is a strong lack of leadership from the top. This school seems to be run by the teachers, but it works as they for the most part are very dedicated. Guidance department as a whole is completely lacking. No recommendations as to what schools to look at at all. Fellow honer students are going to mid to low range colleges, and I just don't understand why. The new school is a very nice facility, and the honers program is challenging and quite good. Nice diversity of students both racially and financially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

As an Autistic kid, with all my experience of the Hudson Valley, the racism can be felt here at Beacon High School like no other place. I thought when I was done with Rombout it would be an escape. Boy was I wrong, Here's Rombout II just a little bit more mellow.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Wonderfully dedicated teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

I love this school your kids and especially you will love this school there are good after school activities and sports. the teachers are excellent and the students are great and well desciplined and the rules are enforced not like some other schools my kids have been to! trust me from a parent that knows this school and the other schools in Beacon are terrific! Trust me your kids will love just like my kids are loving it!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
81%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students65%
Female59%
Male73%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Chemistry

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%

Earth Science

All Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

English

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities48%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Global History and Geography

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities53%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Living Environment

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities37%
General population77%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Physics

All Students73%
Female67%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

U.S. History and Government

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities43%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 50% 48%
Black 1 25% 19%
Hispanic 2 22% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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101 Matteawan Rd
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: (845) 838-6900

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