Beacon Middle School

19483 John J. Williams Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Beacon Middle School serves 645 students in grades 4-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Beacon Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Beacon Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Beacon Middle School's student population of 645 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Total Students645 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Beacon Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Beacon Middle School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#30 out of 205 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
18%
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Black
9%
30%
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White
74%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.440.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCape Henlopen School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Beacon Middle School is Cape Henlopen High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Love Creek Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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