Beacon Middle School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Cape Henlopen School District Telephone: (302) 645-6288
Address: 19483 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes DE 19958 Web: Beacon Middle School Page
Principal: David Frederick
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Grade 6205188
Grade 7186216
Grade 8169202
Total560606


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 8100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American10.4%10.4%
American Indian0.5%0.8%
Asian2.1%2.0%
Hawaiian0.2%0.3%
Hispanic/Latino8.6%8.6%
White75.5%74.4%
Multi-Racial2.7%3.5%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner2.4%1.6%
Low Income28.6%26.8%
Special Education14.7%15.5%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment4


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$15,481

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Beacon Middle School is comprised of grades six, seven, and eight. Each grade level is comprised of two teams. Because the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs of this age group are different from either elementary or high school students, a customized educational program is necessary. The middle school is a bridge between elementary school and high school. It is not an exaggerated elementary school nor a miniature high school, but a blend of the two. Since team teachers have the same planning period, they are able to plan for curriculum integration, interdisciplinary units, field trips and special activities for their students. Communication and support among teachers is much greater with this approach.

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Curriculum Highlights
1. Accelerated coursework in Language Arts and Math at all grade levels.
2 Opportunity to participate in The Academic Challenge program in eighth grade for those who qualify.
3. Instrumental Band is offered to participating students every day all year.*
4. Chorus is offered every day all year.*
5. Technology Education-9 weeks (all students)
9. Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) has been implemented at all grade levels. Students in this program attend an AVID class each day during exploratory time. The strategies and organizational skills learned in class are implemented by the students in their academic courses. Students in this program are encouraged to take rigorous courses and ultimately attend college.
10. Cape Accelerated Program as a continuation of what has been implemented at the elementary schools is now offered in 6th and 7th grade.

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