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Barrington Elementary School

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Posted June 27, 2013

Barrington Elementary School serves some children well, especially if you are a parent who can volunteer during school hours. However, if your child has any learning differences which need attention or differentiated instruction, his/her needs will go unmet. This district continues to be a District In Need of Improvement and 35% of this year's second graders are not reading at grade level (posted on their own website).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I have read the reviews for Barrington and feel that much has changed with this school in the past few years. I think the new principal has proven to be a focused and compassionate leader. The staff seems professional and focused. My daughter has not had a bad teacher yet: she is in third grade. She is scoring high on the standardized tests, which tells me that she is getting a good eduction. The school has a great enrichment program, excellent REACH program and generally more extra-curricular programs than any one student can do. Cudos to the principal and her staff for leading our school and its students to succcess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

BES is a wonderful school. My children LOVE it there and are actually eager to attend. What more could I ask for. THANKS BES!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

The moment you walk in BES you feel a sense of community. Everyone is warm and friendly. If you need anything, the friendly office folks are there to help you. My children had a great experience at the elementary school. I think the academics are challenging and the staff is knowledgeable. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I love Barrington Elementary! The teachers and administration are friendly and student-centered. I have had two children attend the school and both loved everything about it. Every morning when I walked into the school, I was greeted with a friendly 'Good morning,' by the Guidance Counselors and the Assistant Principal. I did see some parents get 'testy' with them when they were politely asked to get a pass to walk down to the classrooms. Why get mad at them for keeping the school safe? Some people amaze me! The counselors and administration always smiled back at the rude parents and explained that they were following protocol and keeping the school as safe as possible. This is an extremely safe school because of the safeguards that are put in place.....and enforced. Good job Barrington Elementary! We are fortunate to have such a wonderful and caring, and academically challenging place for our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I helped with the after school care program. There is a caring staff and energetic students, but sometimes there is a lack of professionalism in the extra activities.


Posted September 16, 2008

I think starting the dare program very young is a great thing as they go from a tiny school to a huge high my son started the DARE program in 3rd grade and I helped sargeanrt Banion so I feel the younge the better he now manages one company works for another and just got an award from the attorney general of the united states kids are given choices alot younger education will hopefully help them make the right ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

My children attended this school and I do have to say it was so bad, we were willing to walk away from the house we owned at the time just to get them out of it. There is nothing nice I can say about the staff. I only encountered one teacher, Miss Atherton, who was taught my children anything of value. I am not sure if she is even there anymore. As a parent, I had many concerns and none of them were addressed. If I had to rate this school on a grade system, I would have to give them an F, and thats being nice. My children recieved nothing attending this school. I am thankful our house sold and we were able to relocate. If you are looking to buy in Barrington and have kids, look elsewhere or you may be sorry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

BES is an OK school, but certainly needs a lot of improvement. The principal at the school is fairly weak, the kingergarten teachers pretty much rule him. Speaking of kingergarten, everything they do is cookie cutter. I've had two children go through two years apart. What the most recent child brought home for projects is EXACTLY as my first child (down to the color and everything). In addition, the playground is nice but on a bed of pebbles (which the students aren't allowed to touch. They also may NOT speak at lunchtime once the last person goes through the line..this is crazy! I'm desperately looking for other options. Now, my 2nd grader is learning about drugs and alcohol...she has no clue about this, why are they INTRODUCING IT TO HER AT THIS young AGE. Schools should stick with the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

I attended Barrington Elementary School as a child and I don't remember having any problems with it. The teachers are of good quality and many of them have their own creative ways of teaching their students. 'Open Houses' are scheduled at least twice a year and gives the parents an opportunity to visit their child's classroom enviornment and what assignments and projects they have been working on. Recess goes on twice a day, on a fairly large playground that recently got some new equipment. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is the quality of the food, and the fact that the school is built right in the centre of well-driven dirtbike and ATV trails.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability71%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)61%
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)54%
With educational disability43%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 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 14%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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570 Calef Hwy
Barrington, NH 03825
Phone: (603) 664-2641

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