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Horne Street School

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4 stars

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Posted March 6, 2014

I can't say enough how much I love Horne Street School. I've had two children there for the past year & a half. The teachers have been very skilled, & responsive to both my kids' needs, & my own concerns. Our current teacher basically has an individual education plan for each child in her class. For example, she gives each student a separate weekly spelling test according to her own ability. So she challenges the children equally regardless of their level. The new principal, Mike McKenney, is enthusiastic and engaging. Most mornings he's at the front door greeting the children by name. There is an active parent/teacher group that organizes after-school sports, movie nights, halloween dances, etc. The building itself is clean, cheerful, & in good repair. Classrooms have smart boards, computers, flowers, & music. Kids sit in groups of 8 and help each other to learn. One comment noted the youth of the teachers. Personally, I find it refreshing to see younger faces along with seasoned pros. My first child attended a much higher-ranked district, but I found it difficult to be involved, & I received much less feedback from the teachers. Regardless of test scores, HSS is a 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

I am very happy and proud to be a HSS parent. The teachers are dedicated, hard working, caring people. The office staff are friendly and helpful, and the principal is a leader and a true lifelong learner. I believe in a community spirit in the schools and HSS has got it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

My son and daughter have gone to this school. Both have gotten a very good education from some caring teachers. Over the last 2 years though some of the experienced teachers have left the school to go to other Dover schools. The Principal has not seemed to fight for the children's education in getting resources for the kids. His last three teacher hires have all been straight out of college. There are only 2 teachers older than 40 years old now and if this principal keeps going on this pace the avarage age of the teachers won't be much higher than the elementary school students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My daughter recently started this school and has really enjoyed kindergarten so far. The teachers create a warm, educational, healthy environment for the students. The support staff is wonderful. The principal (in his 2nd year) has strived to improve student testing scores, morale and the general environment in this schoo. We look forward to a great year ahead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

Horne Street school is a great place for children. It's child friendly, all of the teachers are very nice and the education is great.This is a great place to have your children learn!


Posted October 9, 2005

I have had 2 children go thru Horne Street School and both had been lucky to have great teachers. The staff is readily available and helpful. As to the fundraiser comments it is not pushed as much as much as that first grader may have made it sound. Door to door is not encouraged.Fundraising is needed, it is an unfortunate neccessity in this day of high costs. My kids are very proud to say they went to Horne Street.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

My son started first grade this year and I was a little puzzled when my son came home with this packet of stuff to try and sell and began to tell me about if he sells alot he gets this prize. typically I don't think first graders should go out knocking on doors trying to sell products. I know some parents will take their kids stuff to work with them and sell it but where is the kids gratification of the kid who parents sell the stuff for the kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

My granddaughter attended this school and they just about ruined her life. Asked them several times to test her they never did. Asked them to change her teacher they didn't. Had to take her out of Dover School System - now receiving the help she needed and trying to repair damage inflicted by Horne Street 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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian77%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students75%
Female84%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian76%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability18%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability40%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability40%
Without educational disability74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant70%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 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 23%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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78 Horne St
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 516-6756

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