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Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted November 21, 2013

So far, this school has been really accepting of my children. The teachers made them feel right at home during a very stressful time. The staff is courteous, nice, and inviting. I would definitely say that this is probably one of the better school (out of 5) that my children have gone too (in different parts of the US).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

The staff is great, the teachers are wonderful and the atmosphere is excellent. I am really glad that my children attended this school. The Middle school is failing but the High school works hard to recoup the lack of education did not receive in the three years they lost in-between schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

Too bad no one has posted in a while. In the past 2 years, the SAU and the elem. school have undergone leadership changes for the better. The negative comments I had heard over the past several years were very concerning to me and so I chose to become involved at the school and volunteer in the classroom. I wanted to see first hand how and what the children are learning (not to mention the environment they have to work in.) I am happy to see that the school is working to improve their reading and math programs. We won't really see good data for a few years, but I am pleased with the direction the school is headed and the effort the teachers and the principal put forth. Don't be too quick to dismiss this school, it is headed in a good direction and has a lot of potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

My son has had a wonderful 'career' at H-D elementary school. From wonderful teachers who always make the children feel special to enrichment opportunities we could not be happier with his experience at this school. The area of Deering and Hillsboro offers a beautiful country setting to raise children in which compliments this elementary school where your child is a name and not just another number. The school has wonderful opportunities for children to explore academics and build self confidence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

Our daughter has been blessed with excellent teachers throughout her 5 years (including K) and we are very pleased with her development at HDES. She is involved in the student chorus, quitar program, and is a reading buddy to the younger students. My wife and I are very involved with the PTO, and there are always a solid group of parent volunteers for the planned projects. This is a great small town school, and do not judge it completely by the NECAP scores. There is a lot more to a child's education than a quantitive evaluation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I have sent 3 children through HDES. This is the worst leadership we have ever had. She dismisses you by and talking down to you and is not approachable. We spent the last two years with teachers that did not want to teach and could not be bothered with concerns. If it were not for the local HYAA sports program there would be no athletic activities for the students, HYAA does a great thing for our community. It saddens me to see the downslide our schools have taken in the last few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My daughter is going into her 4th year at HDES. I have been so lucky with great teachers! I am very picky and do my research on who she gets and that is a must! They are not all that way! The administration needs a shake up! She talks to parents like they are in Kindergarten and will dismiss you as she knows what is best for your own child! Moral for this reason amongst the staff is very low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My child loves to go to school. When there is a day that the kids have off because of either a vacation or snow day, my child asks me if there is going to be school soon because she misses her friends and the daily activities that her teacher provides. The afterschool programs are A+ in my grade book. They do keep the kids busy and let them learn something new. Sign language, arts and crafts and band are just a few of what are offered for these kids. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

At HDES, children come first. The school is working hard to raise the level of academic achievment. There are numerous after school activities, many free! Some are: Strings and Guitar lessons ( small fee), homework club, art club, sign language, quilting, knitting, reading and loads more. The PTO is very active and there is a great deal of parental support. A positve atmosphere and a place where children enjoy learning.
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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 74% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male80%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)74%
With educational disability59%
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)82%
With educational disability41%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)65%
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Title I program (current)68%
With educational disability14%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Title I program (current)55%
With educational disability21%
Without educational disability59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)75%
With educational disability21%
Without educational disability84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female67%
Male30%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Title I program (current)44%
With educational disability14%
Without educational disability50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%
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 93% 90%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4 Hillcat Dr
Hillsboro, NH 03244
Phone: (603) 464-1110

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