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Oyster River High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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8 reviews of this school


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Posted March 13, 2014

This is a great school. The teachers are very nice. In 2013, some students were admitted by MIT, Princeton, Cal Tech, Cornell, UC Berkeley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

I have a student at the high school and he really loves it. He enjoys all his teachers, even though he is the type of student who doesn't love academics. The teachers here go out of their way to engage the students and keep the parents informed. There is a nice balance in the relationship: not too formal and not too informal, but respectful and caring. The graduation ceremony was filled with accolades for the teachers. There are many diverse electives in order to engage the students and theatre, community service and sports are strong here. The grade scale has changed, so the older posts are incorrect now. While the school board is very conservative, the community is very progressive. Hopefully over time this will work itself out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

This school is good if you're athletic. If you're not athletic or even remotely different from the norm there, the students are extremely judgmental and unkind. They also have a big drug and stealing problem. All in all one of the worst schools I've attended, student wise. The teachers are fantastic though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

Oyster River is a great school. I have enjoyed playing sports here. There are so many great athletic programs and other extracuricular programs as well. The teachers all have fun ways of teaching to help fit everyones needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

This is a great school that offers lots of opportunity for students regardless of their interests. The teachers have high standards, but back it up with support. Great administration really trying to improve communication and help kids achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I loved this school! So many opportunities and diverse classes/atmosphere. Teachers here actually care about students instead of pushing them along like most schools.


Posted March 11, 2007

The school does not offer vo-tech on campus students must travel by bus to other schools. The 7 point grade scale is also a struggle for children to do well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2004

We transferred into this school district three years ago. Our son has gone from a child who hated school to a student who not only likes school but is making the honor roll consistently. The teachers are always available for him and us. The work is challenging enough as the school grades on a 7 point scale rather than a ten point scale. The extracurricular activities are well run. The school building is nearing the completion of a beautiful renovation. We are very pleased with ORCSD.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
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

All Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability34%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male56%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
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 96% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Durham, NH 03824
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