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Hampstead Middle School

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Posted June 15, 2014

We moved to Hampstead for the schools and have not been disappointed. The teachers are beyond dedicated and really went the extra mile to help my child transition to.middle school as the new kid in town. The curriculum in both schools far surpasses our previous schools. We have not experienced any bullying issues at either school and I was surprised to read the comments below. I have a child who could easily be targeted but it's never been an issue. Ithe school has a number of programs in place to help kids who don't fit in to the traditional cliques. I could go on for hours about how impressed I've been with the teachers , guidance councilor (middle school) and even the front office staff at both schools. My younger child spent 2 years in the central school and has had a very positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

I read these reviews before moving into hampstead, it was where we wanted to move, and was really nervous because of the bullying reviews. We decided to move to Hampstead anyway,my son and daughter absolutely love this school, I have asked them many times if there has been any issues with bullying and both have told me no. The staff is great, my son has an iep and the day after I registered him, they called for an iep meeting the day after. I am so glad we moved here and my kids are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

i went here for 5 and 6th grade but left in 7th grade because i could not take the bullying, drama, and the staff just didnt care. THe kids there threaten to beat each other up (some do) and kids are always fighting to be the most 'popular'. Classes were amazingly easy and the teachers give you the answers during tests. I am now in a private school and i'm challenged and feel safe
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2010

this school stinks my son gets bullied and the teachers dont care
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

I went here for 5th and 6th grade but left in 7th grade because the kids here were horible and the staff didn't even care. All of the class were too easy too. The school didn't feel safe. HMs has a dress code but most of the kids don't follow it and dress very revealing. (Almost all the girls dress this way.) Also many of the 8th grades apply to private high schools but most don't get in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I have been very happy with Hampstead Middle School and it's ability to bring out the best in it's students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

I've recently checked out the Hampstead Middle school by having my child tested. I was amazed how thorough testing is compared to my own school district. New law allows me to have testing done here. Staff is very helpful, looks for best interest of child. They actually had an entire team meet, I was not used to the concern of professionals. If I lived here, there would be no reason to move for education. I was also impressed with PTA, the smiles on teachers in the hallways, the overall atmosphere and dedication I've seen with attending after school functions. I'm honestly considering moving, this school is doing an outstanding job. And the parents are actually aware of what goes on in school. Amazing
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability42%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not 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%
Female84%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability20%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
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 disability30%
Without educational disability98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability51%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability63%
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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%
Female78%
Male72%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability48%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability52%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students59%
Female76%
Male47%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%
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 95% 89%
Black 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 7%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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28 School St
Hampstead, NH 03841
Phone: (603) 329-6743

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