Beekman Center

  • Beekman Center serves 128 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Beekman Center placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan 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 8:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Beekman Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Beekman Center's student population of 128 students has grown by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students128 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Beekman Center
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Beekman Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,167 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Beekman Center is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2457 out of 3167 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
8%
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Black
42%
18%
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White
34%
66%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Beekman Center. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.680.52
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Graduation Rate≤20%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Beekman Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLansing Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lansing Forest View School
    Grades: PK-3 | 210 students
    0.3 miles
    3119 Stoneleigh Dr
    Lansing, MI 48910
    (517)755-1330
    0.3 PK-3 210
  • Lansing Lyons School
    Grades: PK-3 | 274 students
    1.6 miles
    2901 Lyons Ave
    Lansing, MI 48910
    (517)755-1480
    1.6 PK-3 274
  • Lansing Mt Hope School
    Grades: 4-6 | 235 students
    1.6 miles
    1215 E Mount Hope Ave
    Lansing, MI 48910
    (517)755-1550
    1.6 4-6 235
  • Lansing Kendon School
    Grades: PK-3 | 177 students
    1.7 miles
    827 Kendon Dr
    Lansing, MI 48910
    (517)755-1450
    1.7 PK-3 177
  • East Lansing A English Language School

    1.8 miles
    1120 S Harrison Rd
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    (517)337-8353
    1.8 n/a n/a

School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I am a parent and find the treatment and care received is very well done. My daughter has severe disabilities, and the staff does a great job ensuring her care and growth working well with us. I feel she is safe and know Mrs Wanger gives 100% to all her students. Parents can do more to help the cause.
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I'm a parent of a child that attends this school, although they do have a few good staff my child has definitely regressed since their placement here. The whole Lansing School District special Education Department has some employees that go rogue and do what they want whether it's lawful or not, or whether it's in the best interest of your child or not.
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I sue chaffee want to say I want to say Alisha Sheets is such a great sweet n nice teacher she is my son teacher my son Edmundo Mireles / we call him Eddie he has been going to Beekman center sense he was 3 three years old n he is now 8 years old he has learned so much he's a special needs child but he's so smart n happy boy n his speech teacher is great to ken I say thank u to but Alisha Sheets I say thank u so much for everything u have done for Eddie n also the teacher aids to thank u all so much cant ask for a better school for my son he enjoys going everyday even summer school to.
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