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Great Brook School

Public | 5-8 | 289 students

 
 

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Posted May 22, 2014

Great Brook is an amazing school! So amazing it is now New Hampshire's middle school of the year for 2014. The students and faculty get to know each other on a personal level and there's a friend for everyone. The academics are personalized to insure every student a good experience. Eighth graders are available during "Target Block" to tutor fifth graders who need a little extra practice or help with work. This school also has a variety of sports and other co-curricular activities. I'm sad to be leaving Great Brook this year, it's truly an amazing place!


Posted June 4, 2013

The school completed its annual trip to Washington DC this spring. This was a week long trip and brought them to museums, Arlington Nation cemetery, the Capitol, and other places. Great guidance and rules and expectations were set. Money was raised for the trip by the kids themselves (to a large extent). In Spring, sports teams flourished, and homework assignments continued. I see a lot of parents watching the sports and frankly it seems to me that this is not a bad place to send your kids to school. It is not a private school, but it doesn't cost private money school MONEY either. There are a number of classes offered and teacher's have raised the alarm for us when they notice issues or problems. Most of the time the alarm gets raised perhaps a little too early and there is often more than just the teacher's side of the story to be weighed, but better that than not raising the alarm at all! Kudos to the leadership at the top. They are sensitive and they are trying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

I have a son currently in this school and he excels in sports, but also is pushed to get good grades by us, his parents. He gets A's and B's consistently and that is the expectation if he want to remain here as opposed to being sent to parochial school On brief period saw some pretty drastic fall off in grades over a short period of time and so we as concerned parents went to see if the teachers thought he needed to be evaluated for potential ADD. The school has a special committee that deal with such evaluations and we met with them and a special ADD counselor Quite honestly they were shocked, though pleasantly shocked, that we were even there and they expressed the sentiment that most of their parents do not have the desire to track their child's progress against assignments and school expectations and that only when it gets to the point of a real issue do the parents, if even then, get involved. My take is that the framework is there at this school. There are teachers that care and parents need to get involved-become chaperones, go to kid's musical performances, attend parent's workshop nights, call the teachers - the lines are open here. they need to be used
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

Very disappointed in this school system, although there were a few great teachers the majority of them as well as the principles,were quite disconnected as to connecting with the parents and students in matters that concerned us. We had several encounters with possible bullying but there was no attempt to help out our son, his grades were great until something would come up and we saw his grades slipping, we reached out to the teachers and office however they never took action. Our son also had a very high state testing scores throughout his schooling years there, however he was never challenged at GBS he continued to state he was board in his class room. Very glad we are moving on to high school. Our daughter attended GBS as well several years ago and the problems were then too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

As the name implies, this is indeed a great school with the vast majority of staff excellent and dedicated. Both my sons came through in great shape.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

I go here and it's a great invirerment
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

Terrible school no time, money or effort are put into this school. I'm moving this year and I'm pretty glad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2005

Completely agree with previous review. My eldest child graduated GBS 7 years ago and had so much more opportunity than his siblings. The school is totally non-competitive and has two tracks....special needs and everyone else. My son tested at high school and college levels in both math and language arts in 6th grade...but the school fails to provide and honors classes; or to even offer individual advanced work within the classroom. Thanks to the advice of his 6th grade instructor (who is one of a handful of 'rebel' teachers who actually do challenge the children at this institution), he is in an algebra correspondence course. We are considering a private school for his final year however, due to the weak academics. I feel this is, in large part, due to the school's principal as our 'sister' middle school in neighboring Peterborough, NH has both stronger academics and sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

Great Brook was a superior school 7 years ago, unfortunately, administration has lost it's interest in the general student body and has focused mainly on special needs students. High achievers are held back in this school to make sure that non-college bound students feel equal. I had 2 children attend for 7 years. The high school compensates for the high achievers delay.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female52%
Male66%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male38%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant44%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male87%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female91%
Male64%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students78%
Female93%
Male62%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students63%
Female74%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 89%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Antrim, NH 03440
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