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Oyster River Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted October 14, 2013

I have two children in the school, currently in grade 5 & 7. I have one more child in 3rd grade who will attend in a couple years. It's not perfect, but we're very happy with the school. Middle school is an adjustment for both parents and children. A heavy emphasis is placed on students taking responsibility for their own work, and due to that parents tend to feel less involved or in control than they did in elementary school. Teachers have always been willing to meet or discuss issues either via phone or email. Not every teacher is tech savvy but most are. The school continues to make steps towards continued ed tech implementation. Jay Richards (principal) and his staff are always great to work with. I can't count the amount of co-curricular opportunities available - from ski club to sports to "Kids that Care" to homework club - there is something for everyone. The middle school jazz band is well known in this area and takes a trip to Disney every couple years. One of my children has an IEP and is receiving plenty of support. My 7th grader has a lot of homework each night - about 2 hours on average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

I am so impressed with ORMS. I have had two children matriculate through and have been very happy with their (our) experiences. The teachers, for the most part, are dedicated, caring and enthusiastic. The administration knows every student and every parent (impressive in a school of over 600 students) and always make themselves available to communicate with parents. I LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

This school is on the decline. A lackluster schoolboard, and burned out teachers who dont encourage students to learn, make this school unenjoyable. As a new student in 5th grade, the experience has not been pleasent. Now in 8th grade, i am transfering


Posted October 25, 2010

Our 6th grader transferred into this school in the 5th grade, and the change in academic habits, excitement about learning, his grades, and overall academic progress has skyrocketed in this school. Excellent, dedicated, highly skilled teachers complement an aggressive and thoughtful academic program. A child that was formerly failing math, now regularly scores in the 90%+ range on his math tests, and has even expressed an interest in becoming an automotive engineer. The teachers are personally concerned with the success of each student. Content is often introduced to students and taught using analogy and hands on exercises, which really keeps our learner engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

i am a student at orms and i dont always enjoy school but when i started going to the middle school all of that changed
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2006

ORMS is great!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability45%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability68%
Without educational disability99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability45%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability48%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability61%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability44%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability61%
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability51%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability60%
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Writing

All Students79%
Female90%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant79%
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 92% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 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 8%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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