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Bernice A. Ray School

Public | K-5 | 500 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 24, 2014

The last 2 comments illustrate nicely the issues with the school. One comment points out, using data, at least one measurable area in which the school is not all that it could be. The other "scoffs at the idea" that the school is anything "less than exceptional." Sadly, most of the community seems OK with getting slightly better than average outcomes from much better than average raw material, as typified by the second comment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

The Ray School is an exceptional elementary school. My children have benefited from meaningful learning experiences throughout their time at the school. I scoff at the idea that Ray School is nothing less than exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

My daughters love their school. The programs are excellent, my daughters have learnt so many interesting facts this year. My first grader knows how to conduct a basic research with references! She even had a presentation about the work she did. YES she is only six years old but she and her entire class did an amazing job on animal research. I learnt interesting animal facts from those fisrt graders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

The Ray School is an education environment where every student is important. My children love their school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The kids are happy. Great programs and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Individual attention is paid to different learning styles, and art, music, and culture is just as important in the curriculum as math, science, and language arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Skillful teachers, involved parents, thoughtful curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Integrated arts, common planning time for teachers and a focus on meeting all students' needs make the Ray School a special place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Fabulous faculty, very innovative curriculum, French and computer programming in 4th/5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

The Ray School is a very child centered school. The administration and teachers are very open, friendly, and top notch. Our two children thrived in this educational environment. They were challenged intellectually, their reading interests were supported, and their interest in science, especially, was supported. When we moved, we really missed the Ray School, but understood even better what a valuable experience our years their had been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

The Ray school is excellent if your child has special needs. Otherwise you pay high taxes for a mediocre education and a disinterested or self-interested school board. The community is wonderful but very, very sports driven. What is touted as excellent college placement due to the HS is much more likely to reflect legacy impact. Consider a less expensive town with private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

All three of our children have attended this elementary school at various times. We moved here when our oldest was entering second grade. The town and community is exceptionally friendly and integrative. We moved away for two years, and moved back two years ago. This school has many multi-talented teachers, most having some dynamic characteristics which naturally provide many advantages to the students. Quality of teaching, staff, curriculum, facilities and events are excellent. Parent volunteerism wins awards in the state yearly due to the high degree of participation. This school has been a very stable groundwork for all three of our children, each having different learning styles and personalities. The school works very hard to co-ordinate teachers & students and student bodies into complimentary settings and to optimize cross-curriculum learning. Parent perspective forms are a part of this.Citizenship and respect are inherent.Arts and music,excellent.Parents, don't be on auto-pilot here.
—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 74% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
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 77% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
73%
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 Students95%
Female90%
Male98%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male87%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability25%
Without educational disability92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability83%
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant95%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability42%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 90%
Asian 13% 3%
Black 2% 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 1%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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