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Beacon Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 224 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2013

I was part of the first graducating class and was very sad to leave it. The teachers leave am impression on their students that has yet to go away even after seven years. The classrooms are a little more relaxed than the norm but it made learning more fun, making the students actually want to learn and participate. They don't make you feel like you're just another number or face in the crowd, like the other two high schools I attented. If your student is interested in arts of any sort, this is the ideal place of education for them.


Posted May 16, 2013

my niece loves going to school at Beacon Charter school being a freshmen she has grown in many ways this year. thank you very much


Posted August 11, 2010

I am the parent of 3 children attending Beacon Charter High School. Beacon is an amazing school. My oldest son was told to simply give up and quit High School by the administration from another school. We stumbled upon Beacon and made the transfer. Within weeks of attending Beacon I witnessed my child transform from being depressed, unhappy, un-motivated, with no self esteme into a confident, spirited, determined, successful young man. I completely attribute these changes in him to the unique commaraderie promoted between students and faculty. Teachers truly care about the students and are committed to helping them achieve their goals. Beacon has an extremely diverse population with a family oriented atmosphere that makes it so effortless for these kids to learn and succeed. I can't thank Beacon and the staff enough for all they do! Beacon by far is the Number 1 school in RI. Respectfully submitted: Sue Senra
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Beacon charter high school was a great decision for me. the teachers cared about the students, the students were eager to learn and everyone got along. Going to Beacon opened my eyes to many things i wouldn't have expected from i high school. Having attended the school from my freshman year, i beleive that the school was an amazing place and a great lerning enviroment. If you are considering sending your child to this school i would strongly recommend it. If your child is interested in the arts Beacon is a great place for them to broaden their horizon. -Submitted by former student body president, Nicholas R. Beaudoin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I am very pleased that my children attended Beacon. They have been there since 9th grade and are graduating 6-10-08. The teachers at this school go far beyond what other teachers will do with students to insure that the students work to their full potential. They help students with work, projects and there are many extra curricular activities that the students can participate. I believe it is the teacher involvement that helps the Beacon student attain their goals in the school. This is by far the best school I have seen, where the student actually comes first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

As a Beacon graduate and a mother-to-be I am proud to have been part of what can only be called the 'Beacon' experience. There were hard times and good times, but I would not have traded them for the world and hope to someday have my child share similar experiences someday by also going to Beacon. Beacon turned my life around and I know many more that can say the same about Beacon and their teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 30, 2006

This school by far is the best school in the state. I am very pleased with the involvement of the teachers, the discipline and the quality education. My two children attend Beacon, one in his fourth year!
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students28%
Female31%
Male20%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged students23%
Not economically disadvantaged students31%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students82%
Not economically disadvantaged students97%
Title I91%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title I83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 65%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Black 8% 8%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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320 Main St
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: (401) 671-6261

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