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Hillsboro-Deering High School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 24, 2013

I am a student at this high school. There are multiple things wrong with this school such as teacher/student relationships, horrible cafeteria food, and rude staff. If students are friends with teachers, they don't get punished. This is unfair to others and is clearly BS! Even though the school has to have healthy foods, they tend to literally throw frozen food in an oven, not cook it fully, and then feed us small rations of what we like, but big rations of what we don't. Also, the Vice Principal is the person that makes this school horrible. Miss Jennifer Crawford talks down to the students she doesn't like (which is 99%) and treats the students she likes as royalty. She gives harsh punishments or no punishments (nothing in between). Overall, she's a B!+ #


Posted January 2, 2013

Hillsboro remains at the bottom of the state for many reasons. Partly because of the student body, but mostly because the community members do not value what happens in the school. Add to that a administration that turns over every year or two, and a superintendents office that provides little to no direction or support. They are stuck in a perfect storm and will remain there for a while. I and many other people have made the commitment to bring our children to Concord for private school. I suggest others do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2012

The school has really taken a turn this year. The principal is wonderful with the students, and from what I hear, and teachers also. More people are trying to help each other, students are taking the initiative to change things, teachers are taking the initiative to change things, everyone is trying HARDER. There is a wide variety of classes, the teachers are wonderful, and the atmosphere is just radiating a positivity that I haven't felt before. I don't really agree the the School Board, or the things they are doing. Teachers are more than teachers here. They are full blown educators. I've been to three other school in New Hampshire and this one by far, in my opinion, is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2012

The school board allows the district to break laws, violate policies, ignore education rules and disrespect parents....and then want to blame the community for failing to educate. There are great teachers in the high school as well as the elementary school but unfortunately they could only do so much with the administrators they have to work under. The low rate is for the management of the school, not the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

I attend this school and I love it(: It gives me a lot of opportunities that I will use throughout life!! I have great teachers and I know almost everybody in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2011

What a great site? If you want to give a unfavorable rating it still gives you two stars? What gives? The Hillsboro school is a complete joke. As a result of a terrible superintendent 2004-2009 the school is in the bottom five fo the state. The community is not supportive of the school or the education that exists there. Many of the reasons for this are valid. There are many actions of faculty and students which would be arrestable in other schools, however go untouched there. I am a administrator in another town and my children will NEVER attend the Hillsboro Schools.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%
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 Students22%
Female9%
Male33%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant22%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability16%
Without educational disability86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability8%
Without educational disability47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 89%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 34%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12 Hillcat Dr
Hillsboro, NH 03244
Phone: (603) 464-1130

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