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Barrington Middle School

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Posted June 27, 2013

I have had a child in this school for 6 consecutive years and there has been major restructuring changes every year as the school attempts to try to improve their standardized test scores and remove themselves from being a school/district in need of improvement. Curriculum is notably weak and teachers employ strategies such as "busy work" as a means for behavioral control. The principal has attempted to address weak teachers, however he is leaving and there will be a new principal next year. The assistant principal does not present professionally. The communication between parent and teacher varies widely depending upon the teacher, and teacher/parent conferences in the fall yield no real information about your child's learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

My son is in 5th grade. The math and reading teacher are scattered and disorganized. It felt like I had to do their job for them. I would send emails and constantly did no reply or help with what I requested. The other teachers helped and were very organized. The main problem with this school is the Principal and Vice Principal!!!!! They are never there if you call, I have left many messages and they NEVER returned any of the messages. They don't want to deal with any issues. The vice principal acts like a goofy adult to try to relate to the children that spills over to the way she talks to the parents. She needs to cut out the "comedy act" and act like a respectable adult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

Barrington's multiage configuration for grades 6, 7, and 8 works to teachers' and students' mutual benefit, as the relationship developed over three years allows more individualization of instruction and greater rapport.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2006

Although I fought the multi grade system with my first son, once settled in with the Greenhill team, he excelled. It has its faults, sometimes old material bored him, but sometimes he had a better grasp the second time around, and was very comfortable with the teachers by 8th grade. The team especially inspired creativity in my sons, allowing individuality. These teachers are warm and savvy with kids at this difficult age. Ladder math requirements in the Barrington system confused my kids and set them up for failure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

All the teachers I had were great. They were always wiling to help me with any problems I had. Band was a bad experience but chorus and drama was lots of fun. Art was fun but the class was repetitive and sports were loads of fun and they have a great variety. I loved my coaches but the weren't all great. Middle school was so much fun for me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 23, 2006

I have two children who have recently completed 8th Grade at BMS. We loved the mixed classes (6, 7 & 8th) and both our kids had a fantastic experience at BMS. We found the teachers accessible and encouraging. The music program has one of the most dedicated professionals I have had the pleasure of knowing. We recently moved from Barrington but would recommend the School System k-8th to anyone interested in a school system that encourages parental involvement, provides a challenging academic experience and great sports/musical and artistic opportunities. I understand Mr. Warburton (BMS Principal) has moved on and I don't know the new Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

My son has always had problems in school. However I do not feel that the IEP is working and I do not find any other ways to make it so that it will work. I also find that there is alot of confusion with the teams and there is a lack of communication with the parent. I give the school a rating of a d-f.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

Barrington Middle school is a new structure and has a great classroom layout, the problem is that my daughter hates the 5th grade, although she has loved school until moving to this school. Her 5th grade teacher refuses to discuss problems that are affecting my daughter and has requested that her mother no longer contacts her verbally or by email. I do not know about the other teachers or administaters, but so far I would have to give Barrington Middle a low 'c' minus for working with my child.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students72%
Female82%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability42%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female90%
Male57%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability35%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female69%
Male46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female86%
Male65%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability29%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability65%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students52%
Female68%
Male35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%
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 96% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
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 24%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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51 Haley Dr
Barrington, NH 03825
Phone: (603) 664-2127

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