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Frances C. Richmond School

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Posted January 8, 2014

VERY clique-y. Faculty will tell parents what they want to hear and then if the parents change their mind so will the faculty. Be very weary about sending your child to this school.


Posted June 4, 2013

Middle school can be a difficult experience for kids-- the hormones, the growing responsibility and increasing independence-- but the teachers and administrators at RMS make what can be difficult years into great ones. The school is academic, however, the electives provide opportunities to explore, learn new skills and have fun. Examples of electives include Theater for Young Audiences, Yoga, Woodworking (with a master craftsman), Snack Shack (cooking and selling snacks) and Quizbowl. All creative and fun! The school takes bullying very seriously as well-- bullying is not tolerated and the school takes a proactive approach to reducing the incidence of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

I currently have a child that attends the Richmond Middle School. I can honestly say I couldn't be happier. The school is physically divided into three teams: 6th grade, 7th grade and 8 grade. Each team has their own wing of the building and EVERY teacher personally knows your child. In fact, the team meets briefly every day to discuss the children and their particular needs for the day. I know this first hand because I have a child who has some special needs. Although he is an excellent student, he sometimes needs extra help socially & emotionally. The teachers regularly team up to make sure he's pulled through the day comfortably and successfully. Furthermore, the head of this team and his guidance counselor check in with me a few times a quarter. Mind you, not because I asked or insisted. It's because they have HIS best interest in mind. So the review dated 6/3/12 must come from a very unhappy insatiable person, because it is IMPOSSIBLE to find flaw in this school. I kid you not. This has been the most mind blowing experience I have had with a school and I am extremely grateful for all that the administrations and teachers do! Oh and the cafeteria food ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

This school is a horrible place. The teachers do not teach although there are a few exceptions. The school believes homework should consume a student's life. Do not send your children to this prison.


Posted December 12, 2008

Wonderful staff and electives. The children seem to enjoy that school a lot. The food is wonderful but a little much. The library has a wonderful books for tweens, teens and young adults. Two computer labs a elcetive room with 6 ovens. I want everyone to know this school is perfect. It is cool, when the students had reached over 500 caned food items for Heaven the princlible had a rap off! This school is a 5 stars
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2007

We have lived in several good school districts and this middle school is the best. It fosters a learning environment that is wonderful for the age group it serves. The class schedule seems confusing but is well suited to the attention span of kids this age and the electives are wonderful. I hope when the new principal comes on board in 2007, he/she carries on the great philosophy and curriculum. SMJ
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

This is a fabulous school for all kids who want to learn. The teachers are enthusiastic about what they teach and are happy to help. Parents can participate as much as they may want. The academic subjects are taught very well! For example, year 8 students read classic stories such as To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Romeo and Juliet. Students may sign up for as many art, music and sports programs as they wish.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
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

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability27%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female100%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability73%
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students90%
Female84%
Male94%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability50%
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability69%
Without educational disability98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian93%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability31%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 86% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 1% 2%
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 0%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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