Beacon Heights Elementary School

  • Beacon Heights Elementary School serves 493 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Beacon Heights Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • Beacon Heights Elementary School's student population of 493 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students493 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Beacon Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Beacon Heights Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1268 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
78%
17%
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Black
22%
34%
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White
n/a
37%
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Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Beacon Heights Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.350.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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