Beacon Heights Elementary School

  • Beacon Heights Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 16% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Beacon Heights Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Beacon Heights Elementary School's student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Beacon Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Beacon Heights Elementary School is 0.40, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
73%
15%
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Black
27%
34%
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White
n/a
39%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.400.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
40%
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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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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