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Symonds Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 317 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2013

Symonds school staff is highly dedicated, and there is a strong sense of community among the parents and teachers. Nonetheless, the school needs an increase in funding of about 20%. The salaries for teachers in NH are low, and the funding for supplies is minimal. Given the threadbare nature of the financial support, the staff puts in long hours, class sizes are small, and we parents are very lucky. Wish we could have continued the fifth grade language program, which just fell to the axe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

The education my children have received both academically and social is extremely excellent. The test scores may have been lower before, but due to the dedicated staff implementing quality changes, we have improved dramatically. I would recommend this school to any student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love the ongoing oppertunities to be an involved parrent. Symonds is absolutely the best school! My kids love the sincerely caring principal Mr. Kate and the teachers as well. A very supportive, family oriented school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

This is my grandsons first year here(1st grade). They made him feel comfortable, by having a special 'get to know the school, and meet your teacher' before school started for the year. He did not have a good experience last year, but this school, and teacher make my grandson feel comfortable going to school. They seem to be on top of things and act on them asap.


Posted March 5, 2007

I think this school is great. They work with you and keep you informed about the school and your child.
—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 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability38%
Without educational disability81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male74%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability54%
Without educational disability83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I program (current)64%
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant90%
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 Students89%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African American (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disabilityn/a
Without educational disability75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 26%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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79 Park Ave
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-3405

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