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Hampton Academy

Public | 6-8 | 411 students

 

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Posted December 28, 2013

Great school! Nothing middle about it! Principal has made a huge difference for kids and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

There needs to be more accountability placed on the administration and staff regarding academic performance and the handling of student:student issues. I strongly believe parents must share accountability for their children's academic performance and social behavior. The current academic staff seems unmotivated and incapable of providing a well structured academic environment. Teachers have strayed away from teaching students "real world" academics, in favor of teaching students to be better "test takers". The teachers are not completely at fault for this change, as State Standards for NEAWA and NECAP expectations are nearing impossible achievement rates with such diverse populations of academic learners. The environment of the school is in my opinion, as an actively involved parent, stressful and hostile for both teachers and students, making it an even harder environment to teach and learn in successfully. Over the last eight years I have witnessed student:student assaults both verbally and physically. Continued on next post-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

Many teachers, although not all, appear to turn a blind eye to the "less" intense physical assaults (e.g. pushing, shoving, elbowing). I can only surmise that this is result of a lack of positive administrative leadership. The Academy has seen a great deal of administrative turn over-eight principals within six years! Many children suffer at the hands of bullies needlessly. The current administration is either unwilling or ill trained to deal with the issue of bullying. I have volunteered at other middle schools my older children attended in other towns, and while bullying was still an issue, albeit much lower in occurrence, once bullying was reported and substantiated, reasonable consequences for such action (punishment fitting of the action) were dealt with in a swift and responsible manner. I have yet to see or hear from other staff and parents that bullying is being addressed properly, or in some instances at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2010

unfortunately it seem that the majority posting reviews have liberal,touchy/feely problems with what appears to be a very good school....my gawd,complaining about LOCKERS and those crowded COLD hallways---or your kid has academic problems,so it's the school's fault ?--get a grip on yourselves or go visit an inner city public junior high....if you dare.


Posted June 8, 2009

While the majority of teachers are wonderful the grading guidelines are unrealistic. One day late on homework and the students get 1/2 credit (which is a 50). No if, ands or buts. This can bring a students GPA down in a split second. I am sad to say that the focus seems to be on teaching kids 'lessons' rather than working with the students to learn. Communication is virtually non-existant unless pursued by parent. School board has their fingers in too many pots. The school has lost their focus on what should be important; Kids and their education. Can't wait till my student is out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

ok... this school is amazing ! i get to see all of my friends and hang out with them during classes ! but not just that the teachers are verry nice and they can hellp you with anything that you need. i would reccomend this school to ANYONE who is lookiing to go to a new school !
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2009

The librarian is a very nice lady. She knows what shes doing and she is very intelligiant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

Middle school years are tough enough socially, but when you add apathetic teachers to the mix who are poorly supported by their adminstration and school board, it makes it even more difficult. Our child had a challenging transition here and we abandoned the school for another mid-way through our experience. Our child struggled with some learning issues and we found we received little support from the adminstration. Kids can fly through with high grades here, but this is little indication of what they are really learning. They have a relatively new principal, and hopefully he is turning the place around before we are faced with the decision to send our second child here in a couple of years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2008

Good school, but the faculty isn't the best. Some teachers get a little too nosy and ask a little too much about the students. Now that Mr. Muscara is gone things haven't been handled as well. Issues also take a lot longer to be resolved and new principal won't help unless the situation is dire. Instead he wants the kids to solve it themselves (okay sometimes that's good) but even if it's really bad he won't step in. Also poor curriculum planning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2008

I love the teachers at Hampton Academy especially Mrs. Dutton she is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2005

I am extremely happy with the new administration at the Academy. It's refreshing to know that we are moving forward with lots of new programs. I think Hampton should be extremely excited about all the changes at the Academy. Our children will benefit from this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Excellent School.!New Principal is outstanding! Finally a Principal that puts children first. This school is going places with Mr. Muscara. Children are safe and under wonderful leadership by example. I would recomend this school to everyone looking for a great education and superior leadership by a principal!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%
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%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability34%
Without educational disability90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male73%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability95%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability57%
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant93%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability14%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 93% 89%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 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 18%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Learning lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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29 Academy Ave
Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: (603) 926-2000

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