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Jaffrey Grade School

Public | K-5 | 375 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2012

I have mixed feelings b/c we've had some great teachers, however the school needs more $$. My child has been here for 4 yrs. We have a high tax rate compared to other NH towns however we still never seem to have enough money in the school budget. Classroom sizes are frequently large. For 2 yrs we've been stuck w/ a teacher who yells frequently. There is a counselor but she's overwhelmed w/ the problem children. The support center gives immediate attention to the problem children (who can be violent), but the gifted children only meet with the gifted group 1 day/wk for 3 hrs. They need a full-time child psychologist (position cut 10 yrs ago w/ budget cuts) & they need a way to pay more attention to the kids who WANT to learn. The principal is very involved, but I feel she's doesn't have enough time & not enough budget $$ to hire help. The Parents Group tries to do a lot; there were 6-8 ppl who showed up to meetings but 2-3 of us who did the brunt of the work & I got burnt out. Several lazy ppl just show up to meetings, do nothing to help, made those of us who worked our tails off look bad, yet they had a "voice" in the group. I will never volunteer w/ that group again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Im dreading having to pull my kid out of this school as a result of a move. The teachers and staff are excellent. She loves the kids and teachers here. A+ grade from me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

Our child is going into his 5th year at JGS and it has been a very positive experience for him and us. His teachers have been very caring. When he walks through the halls, teachers he hasn't had in class know his name and say hi to him. Friendly, welcoming community. Office staff and principal are excellent. Parents group is also very active and plans fun free events for families - like family dance, spring carnival, etc. Each year JGS has "Dress up in Words Day" -- kids dress up as a vocabulary word and parade around the school. The principal dressed up as "Encircle," with hat and costume. She wore a poster inviting the kids to follow her as she "encircled" the outside of the school building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

The teachers in this school seem to genuinely care about their students. Unfortunately the Principal isn't as involved. She is more of a public figure head and in unaware of most of the going ons in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

Thank goodness for this wonderful school! The office staff is wonderful and if you can get in with the right teacher, this school is a wonderful experience for the children. They have gone above and beyond for my children and I feel like my children are truely loved here.
—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.

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
66%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)81%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)75%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Title I program (current)81%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female91%
Male71%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Title I program (current)79%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)83%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)89%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female76%
Male59%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Title I program (current)71%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
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 3% 1%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 48%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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18 School St
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone: (603) 532-8355

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