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Bow High School

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted July 25, 2012

After working in a few different schools in this state, I can say that this is one of the best in NH. The staff put students first and want students to learn the material, not just "test well". It is an upper middle class community and parents do expect a lot from the school and students, which is great. They also support the staff when it comes to our contract. They know the time and effort we put forth for the students and classes. Classes are heterogeneously grouped ( no levels) which help all students achieve to their highest level. Students can take an honors option in any course as well if they want to push themselves. We also have a dozen AP courses, and we are a small school. Academically speaking, this school is amazing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2012

BHS prepares you for college and life. My oldest graduated from BHS and continued on to UNH. On several occasions, he has commented on how well BHS prepared him for college work. The other college students were struggling with basic writing work and didn't know how to balance fun with schoolwork. Like anything else in life, you get out of it what you put into it. If you want to learn and work hard, you will succeed just like in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

This school is over rated. It is drama central. Heaven forbid if you don't come from an affluent family and wear all the right clothes. Students are moved along even if they should be held back. Administration just wants good numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

Credit the middle school for the test scores. BHS, quite simply put, is a country club environment. Students are given quite a bit of freedom, but are not held responsible for their actions. Despite a very talented student body and staff, students can not reach their full potential in this very disorganized school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

This is a great school that consistantly turns out high producing students. Test scores are consistantly among the best in the state, and my kids love it.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

this school is pretty much amazinng! i am new and all the kids are soo nice they made me feel sooo welcome.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

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

All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability9%
Without educational disability56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female85%
Male69%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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32 White Rock Hill Rd
Bow, NH 03304
Phone: (603) 228-2210

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