Beachwood City Schools
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|Beachwood City Schools|
|Type||Public school district|
|School board||Beachwood Board of Education|
|Superintendent||Dr. Richard Markwardt|
|Faculty||130.9 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||PK to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.4|
|Also called||Beachwood City School District|
Beachwood City Schools is a public school district that serves Beachwood, Ohio. The district is composed of about 1,500 students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. It encompasses the Fairmount Early Childhood Center, Bryden Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, Beachwood Middle School and Beachwood High School. The current superintendent of the schools is Dr. Richard Markwardt.
Board of Education
Beachwood's current school board members are:
- Mitchel E. Luxenberg, President
- Dr. Brian Weiss, Vice President
- Steve Rosen
- Joshua Mintz
- Michael Zawatsky
Organization of schools
- Fairmount Early Childhood Center: pre-kindergarten
- Bryden Elementary School: K through 2nd grade
- Hilltop Elementary School: 3rd through 6th grade
- Beachwood Middle School: 6th through 8th grade
- Beachwood High School: 9th through 12th grade
- Ed Klein, Principal
- Ryan Patti, Assistant Principal
Achievements and information
The schools have a gifted program (Horizons) and make accommodations for children with disabilities. Solely Beachwood, Ohio residents are permitted to learn at the schools, however there are private schools as well. The Middle School allows the students to have their own laptops with an innovative 1-to-1 laptop policy. The orchestra and band classes offered are only available to Hilltop students and up. The high school and middle school have been awarded Blue Ribbons of Excellence and the middle school has been called an Apple "Success Story" because of its laptop program. This program lets the students keep their own laptops for their middle school career.
The schools Horizons program competes in a competition twice a year called Knowledge Master Open. This competition is an online competition against schools all over the world, and consists of either 100 or 200 questions, depending on the grade. This past year (2009-2010 school year) the 6th graders were awarded 1st place out of 15 teams in the state of Ohio and 50th out of 322 teams in the country.
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