Beacon High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#1,020
College Readiness Index
34.6
Math Proficiency
3.4
English Proficiency
3.7
Student/Teacher Ratio
22:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 1,162 Students
  • 52 Teachers

Beacon High School
227 243 WEST 61ST ST
NEW YORK, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 245-2807

District: New York City Public Schools

Overview

Beacon High School is ranked 84th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Beacon High School is 43 percent. The student body makeup is 39 percent male and 61 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 48 percent. Beacon High School is 1 of 405 high schools in the New York City Public Schools.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Silver
National Rank
#1020
State Rank
#84
Magnet Rank
#163

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,162
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 48%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 22%
Full-Time Teachers 52

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in English 100%
Proficient in Math 100%
College Readiness Index 34.6

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School No
Magnet School Yes
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 405
Total Students 304,334
Proficient in English (district average) 87%
Proficient in Math (district average) 83%
College Readiness (district average) 21.9

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Nearby Schools

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