Beyer High School Profile 2016-2017
CEEB Code 051986
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, six years granted 2014
Dan Park: Principal
Sara Gil: Associate Principal, Curriculum and Instruction
Nadene Galas: Assistant Principal, Pupil Personnel Services
Chris Chilles: Assistant Principal, Supervision
Sheryl Chamberlain, Karen Gates, Brianne Henderson
College Counselor: Teresa Pitts, 209-576-4306, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Visits Colleges are welcome to campus and visits may be arranged by calling 576-4311 to schedule an appointment. Lunch time visits are preferred if possible.
Fred C. Beyer High School is one of seven comprehensive high schools in the Modesto City School system that serves approximately 30,000 students, grades K-12. Built in 1972, Beyer is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in central California. Our current enrollment of 1,687 students in grades 9-12, resides in the northeast section of Modesto. 4% of our students are English Learners, 52% qualify for free/reduced lunch and 74% of our total enrollment is comprised of first generation students. 371 students graduated in the class of 2016. Upon entrance to the city an arch greets visitors proclaiming Modesto as a city of “Water, Wealth, Contentment, and Health”. The adage holds true considering that our population is currently over 200,000 people, more than double that of fifteen years ago. Agribusiness infiltrates many aspects of employment here. Service, retail, financial, insurance, light industry and real estate sectors are also firmly established in the community. With the San Francisco Bay area ninety miles to the west, many commuters have established residence in Modesto. We enjoy a diverse population rich in family traditions and multicultural lifestyles.
Enrollment by Ethnicity
Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Courses for students of all abilities are provided in a comprehensive curriculum. We have 77 certificated staff members, many with master’s degrees and two with doctorate degrees.
Grading System and Scheduling
Beyer operates on a seven period (49 minutes) day, with one lunch, period 5. Students may opt for a zero period class from offerings including CP government, P.E., and leadership classes. The grading system for all classes is based on a five-step scale: A-Outstanding, B-Above Average, C-Average, D-Below Average, and F-Failing. Grades are determined by student achievement relative to the objectives of the designated instructional level and the teacher.
Senior unweighted class rank is determined by the cumulative unweighted GPA that is based on grades 9-11, and all classes including P.E. Weighted class rank is determined by the weighted GPA that is based on grades 9-11, and all classes including P.E., with an extra point for honors and AP courses in which the student earned grades of A, B, or C. CAL Grant GPA on the transcript refers to the college GPA for grades 10 and 11. Students who choose to participate in non-honors elective courses such as Band, Leadership, Speech, Athletics, etc., may show a slightly lower weighted GPA and class rank than students who opt to not to take those courses. We are extremely proud of the talent and rigor in our elective programs and hope that universities will look beyond the ranking number to recognize the extraordinary effort our top students make to participate in those courses.
College Acceptance and Matriculation Class of 2016
80% of the class of 2016 intends to pursue post secondary training at four-year or two-year colleges and universities, 27% will attend four-year universities, 53% will attend two year colleges.