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Ernest P. Barka Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 559 students

 

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Posted September 13, 2013

Great school with awesome and caring teachers. Principle is very nice gentlemen. Librarian is sweetest person, every single teacher is very dedicated and hard working.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Love the staff, very caring. Principal knows each student by name. School addressed bus bullying issues IMMEDIATELY as soon as we made them aware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2010

My daughter has been going to Barka for the last two years, and I cannot stress how WONDERFUL this school and staff is. My daughter has flourished with the help ,guidance and encouragement of her teachers Mrs. Konstant (K) and Mrs. Smith (1st Grade). The whole staff is very hand on and always willing to listen to your concerns and addressing any problems head on. Great job Barka!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because it is a great school with super teachers and they care about the students.
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Posted August 16, 2009

My Daughter goes to this School. This is a great school, Has lots of programs where kids can participates. School has advanced class program. Plus Teachers listens to parents, discusses strength and weeknesses of students, that is really great. The pricipal is a very valued educationnist and nice gentleman. I can evrything good for overall performance of this school.
—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 70% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability21%
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability14%
Without educational disability74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant65%
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%
Female63%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female65%
Male88%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability29%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability23%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female76%
Male55%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%
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 87% 89%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 21%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Derry, NH 03038
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