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Henniker Community School

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Posted June 10, 2014

my children have attended this school since kindergarten and are now in 3rd and 4th grade. it has been a fantastic experience for each of them. the classrooms are small, the teachers are committed to individual learning styles (even with the challenges of state and federal testing), and the administration is ALWAYS there should you need them. i've heard of (two) specific cases of bullying that to my knowledge have been seriously addressed and treated with care. like any public school, a parent must remain in contact with the teachers of their children. this doesn't mean micromanaging them, but supporting them at home. as for extracurricular activities, a calendar is online for you to see how almost every day offers something for a diverse population of interests from girl scouts, to string band, to yoga, archery, martial arts, etc. we have been happy here and find the below reviews to be exceptions to the norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

This is one of the worst schools to send your children to. Bullying is a HUGE issue at this school not only by other children but also the Administration. There is also an issue with abuse of power within Henniker Community School. Victims of bullying at HCS receive all the punishments that the bully should receive and it should be the other way around. When you speak up against the school for matters of bullying and how it's handled the school retaliates against you. I am a victim of this. The Principal and Vice Principal of this school has time and time again failed to acknowledge, report and otherwise handle the bullying that took place with my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

HCS leaves children unchallenged. The administration does not take action with the increasing bulling issues. The school is not giving the students the ttools to succeed later in life. There is hardly any parent involvement. If you do approach the PTA/teachers with new ideas you are met with great resistance. After school programs are medicore for the size of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

Mediocre in most all aspects. Little is demanded. Few seem challanged. Plenty of wasted time. Two stars is generous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

The school is mediocre and the music is no more than entertainment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

The school seems to foster the kids who embrace the typical good student, while the others straggle behind in mediocrity with little to challenge them. There is no foreign language offered for all students in 7th and 8th grade, when it is most important before entering high school, either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

I have had 2 kids go through HCS. Each of them has a different learning style. I feel that both of them have had opportunities and support from the teachers and staff. The facilities at the school are well-kept and they are working hard at keeping technology up-to-date. No Child Left Behind is a travisty and it impedes the creativity in teaching kids. Community support is key in seeing the school maintain quality programs. Seeing how kids in Henniker excell at the high school and enter top-notch colleges, I am pleased to have had the opportunity to send my children to a school that teaches self-respect, responsibility and strong basic skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

My children have excelled here, not only in their grades, any nationally normed tests, or in their world view. I have enormous respect for the staff. It is a very well run public school in NH. Local property taxes pay for education in our state, so we are very fortunate to have a town that supports education. We have low student/teacher ratio, a full-time enrichment coordinator, language, arts, music, and a curriculum that integrates the arts. Parental involvement varies, all are welcome-some stay in the parking lot and talk amongst themselves and never come in, some spend hours volunteering, and some send their kids to school to get childcare, and breakfast and lunch--their only meals. (remember--we are a public school). My kids have learned the world is made up of many different kinds of folks. I am glad they are here. They are learning lots.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

Henniker schools are just like any union run public school - failing at the most basic levels to prepare children to compete in the world. We worry a lot about bringing peanut butter in because a child might have an allergy and not at all that american children come in dead last when tested against the world's best and brightest. This failure is the NEA's and they do not care. The school has great teacher parking, new facilities, lots of worried (and misdirected by the union) parental involvement... And 16% are not reaching grade potential - the 'dumbed down' grade rating that means the whole system is a failure. The ratio is 11 to 1 and the avg cost per student/yr exceeds $13,000 - and for this we get the world's worst scores and results. There are no good public schools - sorry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

Henniker Community School is a good school that has the potential to be great. There is a good enrichment program that isn't fully utilized. The zero tolerance policy isn't working too well, but efforts are being made to improve the situation. The teachers are by and large well trained and responsive to suggestions, although there are a few who do not take constructive criticism very well. The parental involvement is great and the extracurricular activities are adequate. The music and art departments are well developed and kids are encouraged to excel in those areas. The test results for the elementary grades are somewhat worrying, but teachers in middle school grades seem to make up for any shortfall in the lower grades.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
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 73% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
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 73% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
38%

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students71%
Female61%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
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%
Female67%
Male100%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students78%
Female100%
Male63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female92%
Male53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female69%
Male31%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%
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 Students77%
Female54%
Male87%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%
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%
Female79%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Writing

All Students57%
Female72%
Male40%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
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%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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51 Western Ave
Henniker, NH 03242
Phone: (603) 428-3476

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