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Ernest P. Barka Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 577 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


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 77% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 74% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students76%
Female62%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)66%
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students75%
Female69%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability43%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)80%
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)63%
With educational disability47%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability26%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female83%
Male41%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability11%
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant62%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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% 90%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Derry, NH 03038
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