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Posted June 16, 2013

We transferred our children out of this school. It was not a happy place for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2012

We transferred our student from a private school for 5th grade this is his second year and we couldn't be happier with the teachers, principal and dean of students. Alll are very welcoming, obviously love children and love to teach. How refreshing!! The academics are challenging and they do accomodate all levels of learning very well. We absolutely LOVE DMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

transferred here after we moved from MA, The teachers are great and my son is thriving at this school compared to the one in MA. He is on an IEP and is learning so much more. Would recommend this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

My child transferred to DMS after an unpleasant few years in a private school. I regret not transferring her earlier. All of her teachers are amazing, the building is beautiful, the administration seems strong and organized, she's challenged and happy there. Very grateful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

I never liked this school, I had an IEP and the homework was never modified and i had like 3 to 4 hours of it at night! If you didn't get it all done your teachers scolded you and said you would never pass high school which when i went to high school it was actually easier then it was at middle school strange but true. The teacher's only wanted to help the smart students because it easy to teach the smart students they teach themselves the culture is sterile and uninviting no one smiles for some reason?! no one wants to help you if you have any issues of social and emotional nature. Overall a very uninviting school its like military academy no one is allowed to talk while on the way down to lunch in the fear of offending anyone in the other classes and if you do talk you are scolded not a very warm school at all most of the staff hate teaching students that may have ADHD or anything then is different then they normally teach the teacher would have students with difficulty out in an out of district placement setting if they could. No empathy for students and there struggle's and always wondering who going to get yelled for next!


Posted June 24, 2009

This is a great school. Teachers make learning fun for the students. There are lots of intermerals and in-school activities for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

This is a nice school. I believe the school setup is great, the after school programs are ok, and the lots of the teachears are very encourageing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

The quality of academic programs is wonderful. The availability of extracurricular activities is mediocre. the level of parent involvement is above average. If you have a child that is of an ethnic background this is not a good school to attend.
—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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

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

The state average for Math was 70% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

289 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
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

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian86%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial58%
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)58%
With educational disability15%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial50%
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)70%
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female74%
Male49%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial41%
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I program (current)55%
With educational disability7%
Without educational disability68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%
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%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian63%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial60%
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability30%
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial70%
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)52%
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)23%
Asian71%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial38%
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)46%
Asian78%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial77%
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)24%
With educational disability26%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian73%
Hispanic or Latino45%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian96%
Hispanic or Latino63%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)83%
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students71%
Female81%
Male63%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian88%
Hispanic or Latino45%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)58%
With educational disability10%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
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 82% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 4%
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 29%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Dover, NH 03820
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