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Oyster River Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 628 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 3, 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 74% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability58%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability66%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability32%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability43%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability52%
Without educational disability99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability44%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability56%
Without educational disability98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability39%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability74%
Without educational disability98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability43%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
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 92% 90%
Asian 5% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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