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Deerfield Community School

Public | PK-8 | 487 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2011

My 3 kids have attended many schools in several different states. DCS has been fantastic! 2 of my kids are autistic and the special ed. department has been the best out of any school I have had them in. They really work with you to make sure your child's IEP is the best it can be. My boys have made more progress in one year at DCS than have in the last 5 years of being on IEPs at other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

I have 3 grandchildren attending DCS and they love to go to school each day ~ they are being challenged academically and having fun at the same time. The teachers, staff & administration are wonderful, caring people who really take an interest in the children in their care.


Posted May 12, 2010

DCS is a real part of the community, with lots of community events and opportunities for community involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

Deerfield Community School not only promotes education but gives back to the community. During crisis the school steps forward to offer shelter, support and comfort. The school is a great place to send students to learn, work and visit. As a parent of two students and employee for 9 years, I can't imagine a better environment for my children or myself to work in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It is a 'family' type environment where regardless of the grade you are in, they are not too busy to help you out with your child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

DCS is a great school! The community is what makes it so special. The students are friendly and conscientious; the parents are supportive; the staff is hard-working and caring. It is just a nice place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2010

It's a family and small educational community!!!! Great education, great environment!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

DCS is a warm school. When you walk the halls you feel such a great sense of community from the staff and the children. It has always been a great place to be.


Posted April 17, 2010

There is a caring attitude about the children's being cared for


Posted November 9, 2008

I have two children at DCS. One of my children is at the top of the class, couldn't ask for more academically. The other was struggling. The staff noticed within the first week of school and got the extra help needed. Both are doing wonderful now. Like any school, there are some teachers who are better than others but most teachers I've encountered have a lot to give and true pride and feelings for the kids. Deerfield is a loving community consisting mainly of parents and teachers alike who really do care. If more extracurricular activities are needed than that parent should suggest some. If anyone can say anything about Deerfield, it is that complaints are heard and measures taken. The student who's being bullied should go to their guidance counselor. I saw No Bullying posters in every hallway. No that's not enough but your not being ignored and forgotten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

If you are concerned about discipline here, you should be. There is no safe place for children who are bullied at this school. The administration does nothing to protect our children from bullies. Teachers do nothing either.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2008

DCS is woefully overcrowded and somewhat underfunded, and these impediments keep it from being a great school. The teaching staff is variable; some do the minimum, but the majority are dedicated professionals. Administrators keep things flowing smoothly, but do not seem to push the staff to try innovative teaching methods or to excel. Another reviewer mentioned the many and varied integrated arts and phys ed options. This was an accurate observation, but it should also be noted that few extracurricular activities for the non-athletic are offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Deerfield elementary is rather isolated from the real world. There's no diversity in the students (not their fault) nor the curriculum. It's a nice, average rural school but that's about it. If you need more for your child, regarding extra-curricular activities let alone advanced in-school programs, then Deerfield (the school and community) isn't for you. The teachers are dedicated and seemingly motivated to continue to teach, and the leadership at the school is good, but again this is what it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

Deerfield offers a wide variety of integrated arts programs for their students. They also offer many physical education chioces. The staff are constantly improving their program, facility, and train well to provide the best quality education available for their students. All the teachers are compassionate about their job, love working with their students, and work hard to prepare our children for a competative world. Their zero tolerance policy provides a safe place for kids to be in. The small close knit community provides support and understanding for the families who attend. The PTO is involved regularly with fundraising activities at school, and provide appreciation days for teachers and employees at the school. I am a parent, teacher and member of the community. Deerfield is truly a great place.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

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 73% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)70%
With educational disability46%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male70%
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 disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability54%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male93%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female74%
Male93%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female100%
Male66%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not 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

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female100%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability40%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students47%
Female62%
Male36%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%
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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 15%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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66 North Rd
Deerfield, NH 03037
Phone: (603) 463-7422

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