Beacon High School

  • Beacon High School serves 893 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Beacon High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Beacon High School's student population of 893 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students893 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Beacon High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Beacon High School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#547 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
27%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Beacon High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
24%
18%
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White
44%
44%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Beacon High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.680.70
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Graduation Rate
81%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBeacon City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Beacon High School is Newburgh Free Academy (3.0 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is (0.3 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is (0.3 miles away)
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  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
I graduated in 1975 and I am very proud that the new Beacon High has a majority minority enrollment and that the school remains academically sound.
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5  
Best visual arts department - cool teacher --- hard to gain admission, but well worth the effort.
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