School Details

Beachwood Middle School

2860 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 831-0355
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 322 students 11 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

93%
93%
75%
96%
96%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beachwood City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
73%
92%
92%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beachwood City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
97%
77%
96%
96%
86%
91%
91%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Beachwood City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beachwood Middle School is a public middle school in Beachwood. The principal of Beachwood Middle School is Paul R. Chase III III, who can be contacted at prc@beachwoodschools.org. 322 students attend Beachwood Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the 322 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 11% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Beachwood Middle School is 11:1. Gross Schechter Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Hebrew

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 20%
Asian 13% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I love it because they have laptops but i consider for the students to use ipods for class lessons.

  • (7 years ago)

    BS has great potential the new principle is great and really trying. The laptops given to the kids are good for the future but they should get them thru BHS if they were monitered better considering they have ascess to way to much on them and this is dangerous to themselves and others. There is way way to much emphasis on state acheivement tests and not enough on learning Aleks math do it and learn next year cause its on the acheivement test.

  • (8 years ago)

    Beachwood Schools offer one of the finest programs for individualized student performance in the elementary years. It is as excellent as you can receive in a public school setting. The new Middle School is proving to be the same. The new staff work hard at involving all students and parents. Beachwood has prided itself on its foreign language music arts sports etc. programs. And once again I give them an 'A'. I feel the new principal will continue to make all needed changes within the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Yes Beachwood Middle School is an attractive building and there are laptops for each student but it would be great if the students could learn to be great writers thinkers and then go on to Ivy League college. Let's hope the new principal for 06-07 will be the start of a great thing. Anything would be an improvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    Beachwood middle school is a beautiful school with everything available to a prospective student. But unfortunately our family does not feel the love. They love the students that are doing well but if you are not adding to their accolades then move on. They just don't care.

  • (9 years ago)

    My favorite academic program is giving each 7th and 8th grade student a wireless MAC laptop to use at home and school 24 hrs a day for the academic year. A $100 insurance fee is the only cost for the student. Most classes use the computer in class and there is access to all teachers assignments grades notes as well. This is a relatively small school and the sports available are basic but most have a no cut policy. The industrial arts program is very impressive; the computer technology is involved. Art portfolios are kept online. Parents are easily involved with school work and access to teachers on the computer.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is highly bureacratized and focused almost exclusively on policy and process with little or no regard to results. Most parents substitute money for involvement so the level actual achievement is limited. Computers have been supplied to the kids. However research conducted in association with the school shows that the computers have failed to improve grades but have increased the ability of the children to use computers especially email and instant messaging.

  • (11 years ago)

    Excellent school 'AA' education extracurricular activities excellent except the girls softball team does not get the same treatment as the boys baseball (such as transportation).

  • (11 years ago)

    Beachwood Middle Schoolis the only school on the state to ever have won two 'Blue Ribbons'. We are proud to be parents of a middle school graduate and current middle schooler. Beachwood City Schools are by far the best public school education in the state.

  • (11 years ago)

    Beachwood Middle school was just rebuilt. It is now a state of the art school. Beachwood city schools are the best public schools in the state. This year at the middle school every student get a laptop to take home and use at school. Children get top of the line education and I'm proud that my daughter goes to Beachwood schools!

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