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Nottingham West Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 776 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2014

Since the town incorporated all grade 2-5 together, this school went downhill. The Assist Principal who just started would write up my 2nd grader for making "poor decisions" so much, that he was flagged as a "red" threat. His poor decisions consisted of missing the school bus in the afternoon and throwing dirt at a child who was teasing him. The teacher that my 4th grader had last year was so inept that I pulled him & my other son out of the school in April of the school year. I am now noticing that the beloved principal, Mr. Durso, is no longer the principal. It's too bad that this school lost its small town, comfy feel. I own a home in this town and purposely rent it out to avoid this school system entirely. Field trips here are minimal, if any. The school we now attend have 3+ per year and include a pen pal club to other district schools. My main issue with this school is their attempt to diagnose every child who walks through their doors. Test after test concludes my kids are fine; this school's "recommendations" include ADHD, Autism "spectrum", etc. Fortunately, I did not take their word over professionals. In my kids new school, they are miraculously cured.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

First off I have to agree with the last parent. My child was in one of the kindergarten classes and The teacher was amazing. I was so thrilled after the first time I met her that my daughter was going to be taught by such a wonderful lady. What a wonderful way to enter your educational experience. I wish all teacher's could be as involved and as caring. Having said that. My elder child went to Nottingham from 2nd to 5th grade and she had amazing teachers up until 5th. We hit a VERY rough patch. She was very rude and absolutely anti parental involvement. I was very very shocked that any one would even hire her to teach children, as she could scare even an adult. Besides that this school was amazing as far as the open communication and the caring of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

I absolutely love the kindergarten program in this school! What a fantastic bridge from home to 1st grade. My daughter has her unique way of doing things and she can be somewhat of a challenge. The teachers are amazing with her, they do take the time to redirect her "energy" and put her on the right path to learning. I love the open communication we have with the teachers. Mrs. Blackwell is an awesome person and a great teacher. When she recognizes a tiny spark of interest in a child, she goes the extra mile to encourage that child to do more. I am very pleased and I wish I could keep my daughter in Kindergarten for the rest of her life - it has been such a rewarding time - all thanks to the teachers and NWES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

So far our kindergarten experience, heading into the final months, has been wonderful. Our son's special needs were met as well as possible under the circumstances, and my son enjoys going to school. Ms. Stanley is a truly great teacher who cares about her kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

I am truly shocked to see these remarks! I have 2 children in this school and I have been a parent here for 5 years. I have had experience with staff, administrators, special Ed, TAT services and PTO and I have had a wonderful partnership with them. Like with most experiences in life, the more you know and understand the better your outcome. I have had various experiences with schools, coming from a top ten MA school to NH wasn't an easy transition, but Nottingham has been great from the beginning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

I wouldn't even give this school 1 star if I had the choice. The Secial Ed department is the worst I have ever seen. The administrators lie and cover up facts. If you have a child with special needs, I would definitely consider sending them to another school. I finally pulled my child out of this school after 4 miseralbe years and my child is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I had 2 chlidren attend this school. I would advise driving your child to school. Discipline is not evenly hand out. Far too much parent involvement in key areas. Teachers only teach from inside the box and seldomly reach out to students having a tough time. Hills Garrison is a much better choice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

What a wonderful school. My first grader had a fantastic year! Mrs Garas' rocks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)15%
With educational disability33%
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)67%
With educational disability7%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male64%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I program (current)14%
With educational disability32%
Without educational disability73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female84%
Male67%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability26%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I program (current)8%
With educational disability5%
Without educational disability72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female81%
Male59%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female71%
Male38%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability0%
Without educational disability63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant55%
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 89% 89%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 2%
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 15%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hudson, NH 03051
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