Beacon Middle School

Beacon Middle School serves 520 students in grades 4-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Beacon Middle School operates within the Cape Henlopen School District.

Overview

The student population of 520 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 4-8
Total Students 520 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Students by Grade Beacon Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
8%
13%
Black
10%
32%
White
73%
49%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.45 0.51
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
43%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,845 students has grown by 7% over five years.
School District Name Cape Henlopen School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 4,845 1,164
District Total Revenue $101 MM $13 MM
Cape Henlopen   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $108 MM $15 MM
Cape Henlopen   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,245 $11,002
Cape Henlopen   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $23,783 $12,421
Cape Henlopen   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cape Henlopen High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sussex Consortium (4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rehoboth Elementary School (3.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LewesCape Henlopen High School
    1250 Kings Hwy
    LewesDE 19958
    (302)645-7711
    2.9 mi | 1302 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • Rehoboth BeachRehoboth Elementary School
    500 Stockley St
    Rehoboth BeachDE 19971
    (302)227-2571
    3.4 mi | 583 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • LewesHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Shields (richard A.) Elementary School
    910 Shields Ave
    LewesDE 19958
    (302)645-7748
    3.7 mi | 635 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LewesSussex Consortium
    Special Education School
    520 Dupont Ave
    LewesDE 19958
    (302)645-7210
    Special Education School

    4 mi | 254 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • MillsboroHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Long Neck Elementary School
    26064 School Ln
    MillsboroDE 19966
    (302)945-6200
    6.2 mi | 645 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Sussex County, DE public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.51, which is lower than the Delaware average of 0.51. The most diverse school district in Sussex County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Delaware or national school diversity statistics.