Beacon High School is located in Naples, FL and is one of 24 high schools in Collier School District. It is a alt. school that serves 260 students in grades 9-12.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
Beacon High School did not make AYP in 2008. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Beacon High School's test results to learn more about school performance.more
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Beacon High School had 45% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Collier spends $9,977 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 60% on instruction, 36% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Collier District
About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).