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Ellis School

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Posted July 22, 2011

My children are thriving in this school! There is not a better feeling in the world when your children love to go to school each day. Of course, like ANY school, there are some difficult children. i would hope that their parents help to guide them instead of relying on the school to discipline them. They learn from their homelife. As parents we need to support our children so they thrive in their environment! GO ELLIS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

My child has attented this school for the last seven years. This year has by far been the worst. The current principal clearly favors some students over others. He can turn a bright intelligent student into a self concious "behavior problem." Very discouraged with his lack of professionalism. Seriously considering private school, as I do not think another year in this school will do anything but damage my child's self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

One amazing school. I really see a change with the new principal. I'm glad I sent my children here and I know they will thrive in being good students and continuing on and going to Sanborn Regional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

WOW! What an amazing school. The people are nice, my kids are having fun, and I'm even enjoying the school myself. They have a lot of neat gatherings and occasions that usually happen in the gym like the spaghetti dinner that the 8th graders put on and the 'Night of the Stars' in which the middle school does an amazing show for the audience. I'm so thrilled at this school's performances!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

My child loves Ellis School and we are happy we moved here. We were absolutely thrilled to see that the school made AYP this year as most schools cannot accomplish this challenge. We love the small town environment and nice people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

The standard based reporting system that was piloted this year is discouraging. Based on my research, it is inteneded to be used along side traditional grading. This school is using it in place of traditional grading for progress reports. After viewing the school board meeting pertaining to this subject, it is disappointing to see the intent to replace the traditional grades with this new system. The standard based reporting system is a great tool to identify areas that have been mastered as well as areas of deficiency, but should not replace traditional grades. The PBIS system at this school is disfunctional, in my opinion, it teaches children they will be rewarded for expected behavior and that there are no true consequences for poor behavior. They have great parents that volunteer many hours, the PTA is doing great things for the school, & the teachers, for the most part are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Just moved to NH from Oregon. The kids love the Ellis School. I don't know about the other reviews, but compared to 2 other school across the US, this one ranks high!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

The academic programs are of poor quality with standardized test scores among the lowest in the state. Availability of music and art has decreased over the past two years. Sports and other extracurricular activities are average to above average for a school this size. Parental involvement is high by necessity as a result of poor leadership from the Principle, who has failed to set high achievement standards or accept accountability for failed programs which are often also way out of touch with the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

The availability of extracurricular activities is good. There are many sports including volleyball,softball,track,baseball,soccer, basketball,and lacross. There are a lot of after school programs also such as YMCA, after school enrichment programs including active games such as kickball,matball, etc. and for chldren on acedemic probation a homework club. Also in The quality of the acedemic programs is relativly good.Of course each teacher has a unique way of teaching but the cirriculum is good.Along with tests and homework and classwork there are fun projects. For grades 7-8 there is a yearly science fair, or big science project.At the beginning of each class the childen start out with a 'bell work' so they enter quietly and get to work right away. Also the school has a peer mediation group.The few selected students for this group go through a ten week training proess so they can help their peers solve their problems and conflicts.
—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 70% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students81%
Female68%
Male92%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students89%
Female85%
Male92%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
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 Students65%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)54%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male68%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)69%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female81%
Male50%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)23%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability68%
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

Math

All Students65%
Female73%
Male54%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 Students74%
Female62%
Male84%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female62%
Male76%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
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%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 2%
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 18%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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432 Main St
Fremont, NH 03044
Phone: (603) 895-2511

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