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Ashland Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2014

This is an excellent school. They have a new principal as of last year who is up to date on how children learn best! The outgoing principal was also great but he was there when I was a student in 1984, time for a new way of thinking. No longer do we follow the old system of grouping all kids together in one grade no matter what their learning style was! Now kids are grouped based on HOW they learn and they are met where they are with their learning. Kids are learning how to become more independent, utilizing different teachers instead of being stuck with one teacher all day long. It is an excellent school with caring teachers and much community participation. Educated people who know that the school system needed changes are moving to Ashland so their kids can have the opportunity to be educated at Ashland. This past year was the first year with the new system and they are still working out the bugs, but my first grader absolutely loved having different teachers. Wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

If I could give it less than one star I would. Just two years ago this was an amazing school but then our beloved principal retired and they hired a new one who has ruined it. There is no communication at all even when they give your children detentions yes even in kindergarten. They have to switch classes like high school but worse if they feel they are not with everyone in their reading class they will put them in a different one again no notice to the parents. The only way you find anything out is through you child. If you bring your concerns to the super intendent you are called a liar. It is the worse place imaginable. And the poor kids are so confused and afriad I actually had a teacher swear at my child and when i brought it up to the new principal i was told she had said she was sorry. Run as far away from this instatution as you can and don't put your child through this. I know this sounds crazy but I am doing this to warn you. Lifetime residents are selling their houses and moving because there is nothing we can do. The principal and super intendant are good friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Ashland is a great school. I have two boys who attended Ashland School for three years before entering high school. They have attended numerous other school systems in Georgia, Massachusetts and New Hampsire. I have high praise for the school for being New Hampshire's 2007 School of the Year. That was a major mile stone to accomplish. All of the school staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

We have 3 girls in Ashland. They are in Kindergarden, 5th and 6th grade. The teachers, support staff, administation, etc are all wonderful. So far all the teachers have been willing to go that extra mile to make sure our daughters are getting the help they need to keep them on track. The school is truly wonderful. I have never seen a cleaner school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

The staff is nice but unfortunately there seems to be difficulty teaching students to read at an early age. This carries forward with a child for many years and is difficult to overcome. When half the class is unable to read at grade level you know something is not right. In addition there seems to be a need for additional training for teachers in dealing with children's disabilities and following IEP's! Not all teachers are created equal! Some handle difficult situations better than others, however teachers are our children's role models whether they know it or not. Lets provide the best role model possible and that may mean better training. A raised voice in anger doesn't give a child the right message.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

Ashland school is a great school and the teachers and principle are awesome also.The teachers in Ashland actually care about the students and the students aren`t just treated as just another student they are treated like individuals. I wouldn`t want my daughter going to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I think this is a great school! My daughter has been in several different schools and this is the only one that she has felt comfortable in from day one. The teachers are awesome, so are the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 70% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%
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 73% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%
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 73% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 Students47%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students73%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
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 Students36%
Female38%
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female54%
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%
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 Students82%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Male90%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
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 Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students89%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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 90% 89%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ashland, NH 03217
Phone: (603) 968-7622

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