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Hollis-Brookline High School

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4 stars

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Posted June 19, 2014

As a parent I was not impressed with this school. Teacher quality is not very high, the current principle did not return any phone calls or emails concerning an important issue. The politics and desire to fill quotas for their "Special Education" is more of a priority to the school than delivering the extra help needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2014

I am a recent graduate from this school, & its focus is primarily on achieving high grades -- not the student's well-being, unique abilities, or character, & leave students to manage it on their own. What the school wants is high scores that they can show off. Many programs such as the arts and theater are slowly going away, and they are enforcing more math and science. Only a few of the teachers there know what they're talking about, and there were only about two or three that inspired me -- the rest I hardly learned anything important from. Also, this school finds sports very important. Not saying that it's necessarily a bad thing, but one year during a veteran's day assembly, they cut it short to talk about sport achievements, which I thought was entirely inappropriate. However, the school does have some good qualities. They have a very friendly, non-racist and close environment, though it isn't a diverse population. It's mostly white middle to upper middle class families, with a few black families. Many of the students get involved with extra-curricular activities such as sports and the like. The school, as I said above, does have high test scores, which is a good thing, too.


Posted February 17, 2014

Love HB, so much opportunity in the arts and music areas. Great AP classes and dedicated staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

Hollis-Brookline High School has improved a great deal since this last posting (five years ago). A change in leadership four years ago has brought a sea change to the culture of the school: the administrators are fantastic, loved by both students and faculty. We have received national recognition from U.S. News and World Report and from Newsweek as one of the top schools in the country (one of only two from the state of NH). Students in the graduating class of 2009 are going to such prestigious colleges as MIT and Dartmouth. Extracurriculars include clubs like the Robotocs FIRST team, Granite State Challenge (beating the private school Exeter Academy this year), National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, and the Math Team (see hte school website for a complete listing). The athletic teams provide students with top-notch experiences and many have received state recognition. Amazing value for a public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

Great School! Beautiful facilities and wonderful teachers. Very rich town, which often leads to snooty students. Drugs are present like at all schools. Great Academics. Successful sports teams. Students are very welcoming. Not too big or small. Scored the highest in sophomore testing BY FAR. Administration is not not not liked by the faculty. In school politcs are very present. However, I am searching for negatives. It is an amazing school-- My sister is going to Bentley and claims she was extremely prepared. Students are very competitive; in fact, fourty students are above a 4.0 in the current seniors class. Also, the class of '05 score an average of 1100 on their SATs. Extremely impressive! Once again, great school and I highly reccomend it!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 33% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 54% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male78%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability55%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability17%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
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 96% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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24 Cavalier Ct.
Hollis, NH 03049
Phone: (603) 465-2269

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