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Dover Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1084 students

 

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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 74% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

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 69% in 2012.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
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 68% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian58%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)63%
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian63%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)71%
With educational disability40%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female76%
Male41%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian63%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Title I program (current)49%
With educational disability13%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%
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

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)36%
Asian67%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial30%
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)63%
Asian80%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial61%
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)48%
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability11%
Without educational disability82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)82%
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant86%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male65%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian74%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability23%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian79%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)60%
With educational disability52%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male66%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian79%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)67%
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
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 82% 90%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 28%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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