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Goffstown High School

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3 stars

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Posted August 30, 2013

The school fosters excellence in the arts and academics. Student scores in all areas are above average and some have been near the top in state testing. The art program is outstanding. Sports are OK. They have a wonderful and caring staff who really know their students. The town needs to do a better job financially supporting the schools and funding contracts for the teachers. GHS was named a Silver Level National High School by US News for 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

The principal knows what is going on in the building and the guidance counselors and teachers care about individual students. This is a great school that saved my son from maybe hating school (in Manchester before transferring here). He is at UNH now and very well prepared. Thank you GHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I would like to refute some of what the previous reviewer says. This school spends in the bottom part of the state per student but with those bare bones funds students at this school score far above the state and national averages on AP exams, the ones that students that care take. Other test scores which are about average levels are taken by students that don't care about reflecting themselves or their school in a positive light. It means nothing to them so they make pretty designs on their answer grids or leave test pages blank. These extremely low scores by a handful of students bring down the other scores. Welcome to real life. If you want to be successful you will be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

This school does not push students. If you enetr GHS and you are an achiever you are going to do well. If not, you are going to need outside help because neither the teachers nor guidance are going to do the pushing. Tendency to blame parents for students lack of results. Principle in commencement address stated that GHS was a great place to learn and do well if you were the type that pushes yourself, so it appears the wrong attitude begins at the top. This school has a history of poor test results as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

This School has no concern or regard for students who do well. These students in the average range are not pushed to do better. This school lacks follow through on all topics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

Good teachers, good principal, ok athletics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

This high school is an excellent place to learn how to grow and become independent. The teachers care about their work and make sure all students understand their potential and understand the opportunities they have here at GHS. We are offered a large variety of courses and oppions. MST, charter school, graduate early? They have it all. The school is extremely clean and kept up to date. The guidance counselors are awesome and the secretaries are nice everyday I walk in. In there you are sure to get loads of information for college and all the help you need on following the path to get to where YOU personally want to be. The student are open to new comers.I was one last year and everyone I've met has been real nice. This is a great high school! Sincerly , Student
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male48%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability5%
Without educational disability55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability57%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female87%
Male60%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability41%
Without educational disability80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 13%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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27 Wallace Rd
Goffstown, NH 03045
Phone: (603) 497-4841

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