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Keene Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 584 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted August 16, 2010

KMS did not meet our student's academic needs. The pace was way too slow. Some kids need more enrichment and this school did not offer a solid curriculum for fast paced learners. Come on Keene Middle School.......you could do a lot more with your academic classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

After reading the review Mrs North Carolina wrote, I had to add my review. Sorry North Carolina, but being from Boston myself, (which tops NC) Keene Middle School is the best school around. Dottie Frazier fights for her students and community, as well as the rest of her staff. Even if I wanted to move, I wouldnt because I love this school and staff that much. My children have thrived here. As in all schools, the effort your children put into their work, will show what they get out of it. After school activities and clubs, keep the children busy, and less likely to get into trouble. A very important note to add is the Zero Tolerance Policy for any bullies. (In this day and age, that is HUGE!) Joe Bobbin, Ed Singer, and Deb Gallagher are wonderful~ Kudos to Keene Middle School ! Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

I'm a student at this school and I feel that it doesn't offer enough challenge for those whom require it but most of the teacher are wonderful and the adminstration is fabulous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

Do not send your children here. We are from North Carolina (yes the south) and our children are about 1.5 to 2 years ahead of what they are teaching. Your child will not be prepared for much in life. The teachers seem decent, but the principals and up are selling our children short. We moved because we value our childrens education. At this school everyone is 'taught' to the lowest childs ability. They call it 'leveling,' I call it dumbing everyone down. Shame on you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

This school has many different sports, 3 art clubs, 3 bands, 2 jazz bands and intermural sports after school. Each cluster has its own advisor and cousoler making the children feel at ease and comfortable. The academic programs including math counts, luminary readers, and french and spanish teachers for each grade are exelent. I know my daughter enjoys the school very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

This school is a very good school to learn, acacemics and social skills. I would highly recomend this school. It's the best school in Keene.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
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 69% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
81%
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 68% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)21%
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant69%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male64%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Title I program (current)63%
With educational disability28%
Without educational disability88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students66%
Female73%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female80%
Male60%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability19%
Without educational disability82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
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

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male61%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability47%
Without educational disability87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students54%
Female67%
Male42%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability6%
Without educational disability65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant54%
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 95% 90%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A25%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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167 Maple Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-9020

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